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The Magee Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Thursday, February 20 at 11 am for The Sip Discount Wine & Liquor. The business is located at 421 Pinola Dr. Those on hand for the event were chamber members, family & friends.
Flooding causing highway closures in Lawrence, Marion, and Simpson counties
WHO: The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT).
WHAT: Road closures.
WHEN: Friday, February 21, 2020.
Magee General Hopital celebrated it’s new Emergency Department. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was on February 12, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Pictured are members of the Magee General Hospital and members of the Magee Chamber of Commerce.
Magee High School graduate Cynahmon Lee was selected to throw out the first pitch for the home opener baseball game for the University of Southern Mississippi. Cynahmon earned her selection by being voted to represent the Student Eagle Club. GO TROJANS!
Thursday, March 19, the Copiah-Lincoln Community College 2020 Pathways Job Fair will be held at the Billy B. Thames Conference Center in Wesson, MS. The doors will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and the community is welcome to attend this free event.
Emily Dodd needs your help. She is collecting pop tops the metal rings on aluminum cans to donate to the Ronald McDonald House.
– On Tuesday morning, the fourth grade class of Simpson County Academy took a field trip to the Mississippi State Capitol get an up close look of the legislative process in action. The group met with the Simpson County delegation, Representative Price Wallace and Senator Chris Caughman, while on their tour.
Jimmy Clyde Ramage, 83, of Mendenhall passed away Saturday, February 1, 2020, at his home in Mendenhall. He was born Thursday, November 26, 1936.
Visitation will be held on Monday, February 3, 2020, from 12 noon until 3 p.m. at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Mendenhall.
In the wake of a flurry of prison suicides, murders and deaths, the national press has focused on the horrible state of Mississippi prisons. Governor Tate Reeves visited Parchman and promised to take action.
The 2020 session at your state capital is off and running as we now enter week four. The first few weeks were mostly used for inauguration, swearing in ceremonies, and organization as many changes were taking place all throughout the capital building. There are many new faces throughout the capital as we now have a new Lieutenant Governor in
The City of Mendenhall in partnership with the Mississippi State Health Department will host another Mayoral Council meeting on February 20 at 5:30 p.m.
The warning by retired American generals of the widespread unfitness of today’s youth to serve in the armed forces is shocking. It’s particularly troubling for Mississippi.
Big Pharma doesn’t have many friends these days. The pharmaceutical companies have acquired a reputation for price-gouging and unscrupulous marketing practices, such as pushing highly addictive painkillers as a suitable treatment for chronic pain.
Lillie Mae Gibson Lewis passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at Magee General Hospital at the age of 93. She was born on January 12, 1927, to her late parents, Dewey Mahaffey and Ollie Mae (McCory) Mahaffey in Scott County, MS.
The Simpson County School Board met Thursday night and, based on what we were able to view, they are using logic and reason to make their decisions, whether you agree with all of them or not.
The board of the Simpson County School District called two special meetings prior to their regular board meeting on Jan. 9, each with a specific purpose. One was to discuss the district’s use of ballfields for high school play in Magee. The second meeting was to discuss the facilities use plan that had been produced by Bailey Consulting.
To Shane Givens and his family the loss of Boomer was like losing a member of the family.
The Givens family was in the process of moving from Simpson County to Tennessee to start a new career when their eight year old boxer, Boomer disappeared.
An accident involving an 18-wheeler and pickup truck is currently stalling traffic on Highway 49 near Mary Grove Church Road. No further information is available at this time. The story will be updated as new information becomes available.
Early Wednesday morning July 31st 2019, Simpson County Sheriff’s deputies and officers with the Mendenhall Police Dept. executed a search warrant at a home on Lee Street in Mendenhall.
At approximately 10:00 a.m., the Magee Fire Department was called to 217 Scott Harrington Road Mount Olive MS in response to a fire. The page described a possible arson situation involving a male setting fire around a home. Firefighters arrived on the scene accompanied by Simpson County Sheriff’s Deputies.
Interim Sheriff Greg Reynolds reported on Tuesday April 23 2019, an area search was conducted for Elizabeth Barker. The search was extensive and included several local and state agencies. The search concluded at approximately 8:30 p.m. Barker was found on April 24 at approximately 8:00 a.m. at or near the family home.
Note: Results include absentee and affidavit ballots
***Unofficial Primary Election Results***
23 of 23 Precincts reporting
Bill Waller Jr.-1840
Students who have not completed the online registration process will be "on hold" when they come to school August 8th until a parent can come to the school or register them online. Visit the Simpson County School District website at www.simpson.k12.ms.
Editor’s Note; This is part one of a 12 part series written by Ian Cowart, president or the Magee Chamber of Commerce, about members of the Magee Chamber Board.
The regular meeting of Mendenhall’s Mayor and Board of Aldermen was held Wednesday, July 5, instead of Tueday, July 4, due to the holiday. It was the first meeting of the new Board of Aldermen, which consisted of two new faces.
After years of complying with restrictive hiring practices, the Simpson County School Board has issued payment to the law firm of Adams and Reese in conjunction with settlement of the court ordered consent decree from which the county has finally been released.
A hearing was held Friday January 12, to discuss the appeal of the Mendenhall Zoning Board’s decision to deny Jaron Priest’s request for an 18 feet variance on his building project.
The project encompasses three homes to be built on the lot located at 612 North Main Street.
The Simpson County Board of Supervisors opened the first meeting of 2018 on January 2 with the election of new leadership for the upcoming year. Brian Kennedy will take the reins as board president, and Mickey Berry will serve as vice president of the board.
With the current uncertainty of the medical condition of Sheriff Donald O’Cain, the County Board of Supervisors had no option other than to notify Sheriff O’Cain of their intention and to appoint an interim sheriff.