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Billy Ray Reynolds

Billy Ray Reynolds, 79, died November 29, 2019, at his home in Mt. Olive, Mississippi. Visitation will be at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Mt. Olive on Friday evening, December 6th, from 5-8pm, followed by services at Calvary Baptist Church of Mt.


AD is short-timer

Other than barely losing a game to its in-state rival, what changed to make Ole Miss athletics director Keith Carter so quickly lose his supposed confidence in Matt Luke?



Joseph Anthony Barker

Joseph Anthony Barker, 34, of Mendenhall, Mississippi, passed from this life Saturday at Merit Health Central in Jackson. He was born Wednesday, February 13, 1985.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Mendenhall.



Patsy Gibson Jones

Patsy Gibson Jones passed away on Friday, November 29, 2019, at Belhaven Senior Care in Jackson, Mississippi.  She was born on August 28, 1929, to Zack L Gibson, Sr. and Rochelle English Gibson.

She worked as a secretary and bookkeeper until she retired in 1991.  Most of her years spent with the Simpson County Schools.


Rayburn Little

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 Westmorland Jr.

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.


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Christmas Tour Sunday, December 1, 2019

The Ollie Mayhall BYW of the First Baptist Church of Magee is hosting a Christmas Tour Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 2-4 PM.  The Raynold and Tiffany Kinslow home, The Russell building including the offices and apartment of Debra and Jonathan Styron, and Hopewell Presbyterian Church are included on the tour.  Tickets are $10 and may be purchase






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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.



Substitute messages student

By PAT BROWN,

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. 


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Arrest Reports 7-21-2017

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. 




Mendenhall Junior High well represented in MS Prospects football game

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.








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