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Family’s memorial

By MARLAN JONES,

Overflow Church, with the help of Mississippi Blood Services, hosted a blood drive Sunday February 23 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The drive was in honor of Rosalind Anderson Bernoudy, who passed away in 2018 after a long battle with sickle cell.



Simpson Academy boys 4A Champs

The Simpson Academy Cougars are the Class AAAA Boys Basketball 2019-2020 Champions. Head Coach James Crain led the Cougars to a 33-6 record this season. The Cougars defeated Hillcrest Christian 61-43 to capture the state championship Saturday night. The team will now be competing for the Overall Championship.


Caughman authors several new Senate bills

By CHRIS CAUGHMAN,

We are getting close to the half way mark of the 2020 session of the Mississippi Legislature.   The filing of general bills deadline has passed and committee meetings are in full force.  It is a much busier time for me as I now chair the Business and Financial Institution Committee and I have spent much time going over bills assigned to my comm





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MDOT Road Closures

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.


Update on Boomer

Shane Givens notified the newspaper last week that he was not ready to give up on finding who shot and killed his family pet, Boomer.  There have been no leads in the case so the original $1,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the  person who was responsible for shooting his dog has been raised to $4,000. 




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School board looks at facility options

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.






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.




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Letter to the Editor

By DR. TOM DUNCAN,

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.



Jerry W. White

Jerry W. White passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018, at Forrest General Hospital. He was born on December 25, 1944, to the late Warren Solomon and Maxie Lucille (Graves) White. 





Betty Waller

Betty Waller, 80, of Waynesboro, MS, passed away Sunday,  July 1.

 She was born September 16, 1937.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, from 11a.m. - 12 noon at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, Magee.



Sharon Grantham

Sharon Grantham, departed this life September 25. Services are October 5, 2 p.m. at Shiloh M.B. Church D’Lo. Viewing is Friday, October 4, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home of Magee. Final resting home is Shiloh Church cemetery. Services and arrangements entrusted to Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home of Magee.



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Obituaries

Curtis Henry Graham died peacefully of natural causes and was ushered into God’s presence on the... READ MORE

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