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.
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Dean Blackwell of B2D along with an attorney, Bobby Moorehead, approached the board of supervisors at their Monday meeting with a plan to build a solar farm in the industrial park located just south of Mendenhall on Highway 13.
The Magee Trojans had an outstanding season notching 10 wins and making a third round playoff appearance. The team worked hard throughout the season, and several of the Trojan players were recognized for their accomplishments by being named to the All-Division teams. The Trojans had 11 players to receive All-Division honors.
Funeral services for Reverend Andrew Keys, 67, Collins, MS were held on Saturday, November 20, 2019 at 1PM from Rocky Valley Missionary Baptist Church, Collins. Interment was in the Old Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, Collins, MS. Program Officiant was Reverend Dr. L. C.
Wow what a fast paced holiday-normally my plans are around the Thanksgiving meal and the balance is focused around deer hunting. Not the case this year.
Thumbs down on the condition of downtown streets this hole measures almost four feet by two feet. It also appears as though the city is no longer sweeping streets downtown. They were doing Main Avenue but the side streets are not being maintained.
The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 35 arrests from November 25 to December 2.
Billy Sullivan of 113 Gary Road Magee MS was arrested on December 2 and charged with possession of a controlled substance and writing bad checks.
Simpson played one game last week against Jackson Prep.
Girls Game Jackson Prep
Simpson 52 Prep 42-Scoring for Simpson were with Alissa Brewer with 23 points, T K Catchings 11, Anna Claire Walker 6, Gracie Bowen 5, Ma’Nia Womack 4, and Maddie Moody 3. The win improved Simpson’s record to 12-0 on the season.
Simpson Academy will be represented in the 2019 MAIS 4A-6A All Star Game by two players.
Nelda R. Anderson, 83, of Magee passed away Friday, November 22, 2019, at Hillcrest Nursing Home.
Visitation was Sunday, November 24, 2019, at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, Magee. Services were Monday, November 25, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Dry Creek Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Willie Rayford Bynum was born on March 27, 1931 in Magee to the late Junior and Mollie Shows. Willie went to be with the Lord and her husband of 50 years, Roy Lee Bynum, on November 16, 2019.
Rayburn Little, 82, passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2019, at his home. He was born on June 14, 1937, to Dewey Little and Lucille (Thompson) Little.
He was a retired cattle farmer. He was a member of Siloam Baptist Church.
L W Westmoreland, Jr., 91, of Pinola, Mississippi, passed away Thursday, November 28th 2019. He was born Sunday, May 6, 1928.
Visitation was held on December 2, 2019 at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Mendenhall.
Simpson played two games last week against Lamar Christian School and the Jackson Victors.
Lamar Christian School
Brigadier General (Ret.) James E.
Simpson played three games last week against Pillow Academy, Laurel Knight Hawks, Jackson Prep, and Brookhaven Academy
Evelyn A. Gosa, 96, went home to Jesus on Wednesday night, November 13, 2019, in Collins, Mississippi.
Evelyn enjoyed reading, sewing, playing the piano, and dominos. She was an active member of Main Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg.
Our precious little angel sent from above, Nathan James Hall, one month old, went to be with Jesus and his sister, Olivia and brother, Jackson surrounded by his loving family on November 19, 2019, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg.
Gloria Luby Pettigrew, 74, passed into the arms of Jesus on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at her home in Braxton. The family received friends for visitation on Sunday, November 24, from 1 – 3 p.m. at Chancellor Funeral Home in Florence. The service began at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.
A county resident has appealed to the Simpson County Board of Supervisors for relief on a $1,700 garbage bill.
Willie Sherman appeared in front of the Board of Supervisors last week seeking relief on his garbage bill, stating that the county refused to pick up his garbage.
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.
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.
Ms. Sheila Stewart and her late husband, Tommy Stewart, of Harrisville are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ginger Ann Stewart, to Randal David Warren, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Warren of Magee.
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.
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.
A substitute teacher at Magee High School has reportly made inappropriate contact with a female student via the internet.
Simpson County School District leadership has refused comment, saying that the situation is a personnel matter, which is not subject to public information standards.
The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 23 arrests from September 11 to September 18.
Jason Jordan of 616 Hillen Bale Hattiesburg MS was arrested on September 16 and charged with possession of methamphetamine.
Four seventh grade students from Mendenhall Junior High will be representing Simpson County in the Second Annual Mississippi Prospects Football game on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at the University of Southern MS. Pictured with head Coach Daniel Stroud. #4 Tyler Bridges, #22 Walter Owens, #58 Jamar Winn and #18 Derrick Jenkins Jr.
Morgan Dunn of Magee is jumping into the political race for Mississippi’s Third Congressional Seat.
The seat has been held by Congressman Gregg Harper, who recently announced his decision not to seek re-election for the position he has held since 2009.
Mr. and Mrs. James Mangum and Mr. and Mrs. Danny Burch are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Olivia Carsyn Byars and Davin James Burch. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Magee High School and the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where she received her bachelor of science degree in nursing.
The Magee Board of Aldermen heard from local developer Chris Lane about a road situation at their board meeting Tuesday night, Jan. 16.
TAYLORSVILLE – Southern Pine Electric and other power companies are experiencing a critical shortage of electricity due to the increased usage from the extreme low temperatures. All members are asked to temporarily reduce their electric usage until further notice.