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James Craft

James Craft, 72, of Magee, passed away Monday, October 8, 2018, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Magee.

Robert Don Barlow

Robert Don Barlow passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at St. Dominic Hospital, at the age of 67.   Don was born on July 14, 1951, to  Harold and Georgia Barlow of Harrisville.

Don was a graduate of Harrisville High School and a member of Harrisville United Methodist Church.  He was a lifelong resident of Harrisville.


Community Calendar 10-4-2018


October 4

The Republican Women of Simpson County will meet Thursday Oct. 4, at 11 a.m. in the E 911 Bldg. on Hwy 149 in  Mendenhall. Judge Jeff Weill, candidate for Miss. Court of Appeals, will be the guest speaker. For info call 601 953 2433


October 5-6

SCA Cougars take down Columbia


The SCA Cougars traveled to Columbia Academy on Friday with a tilt with the Cougars of Columbia. Simpson received the opening kick but were not able to get anything going and were forced to punt. The Simpson defense was suffocating all night and set the tone early with a three and out by Columbia.

Lady Cougars advance to Overall

Simpson’s softball team advanced to the MAIS AAAA Overall Championship series Monday at the Jimmy Clyde Sportsplex. The Lady Cougars defeated Oak Forest Academy 5-1 on Saturday in the opening round of the tournament. The Lady Cougars played East Rankin Academy in the semifinals and lost 6-4 in 11 innings.


School board delays election

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.