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Bench dedicated in Everett’s memory

Appropriately on Mother’s Day, May 12, Mable Everett’s former Hiawatha Sub-District MYF Kids donated and dedicated a park bench in her memory at the Mable Everett Park in Braxton. MYF Kids include, front, from left, Barbara Welch Fuller, Janice Sherman Brien, Melba Anderson Watkins, Verna Welch Hanna; middle, Patricia Everett Richmond, Rev.

Letter to the Editor


Dear Magee:

Magee High School enjoys a close relationship with many business partners in the community. In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week these business partners showed their appreciation for the faculty and staff of Magee High School:

On Monday we had lunch curtesy of McAlister’s Deli.

Sarah Joyce King

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Joyce Hubbard King, 69, Magee, were held on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 11 a.m, from Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, Mount Olive.  Interment was in the Mt. Moriah Church Cemetery, Magee.  Pastor Columbus O'Banner was the officiant.  Reeves Funeral Home, Inc., Mount Olive, was in charge of the arrangements.

Westhaven Funeral Home

Joyce Baggett

Funeral services for Mrs. Joyce Baggett, Mount Olive, will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 3 p.m. from Friendship Church of God in Christ, Collins.  Visitation will be held at Reeves Funeral Home on Friday evening 5-7 p.m.  601-797-3921.

Nicole Newsome

Penny Hayes

Funeral services for Mrs. Penny Hayes, Hattiesburg, MS, will be held on Saturday, May 18 at 11a.m. from Lilly Valley Missionary Baptist Church, Mount Olive.  Visitation will be on Friday evening 6-8 p.m. at Reeves Funeral Home,  601-797-3921.






Missing Person Found

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.


Justice Court and Municipal Judge Eugene Knight Resigns


Municipal Judge of Magee Eugene Knight turned in his resignation letter on June 21. Mayor Dale Berry confirmed that Knight’s resignation will become effective June 30. Knight has served as Magee’s municipal judge since May of 2003.Berry said, “There are no improprieties in the City of Magee concerning Judge Knight.


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.