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Vigil set for 9 year old

A candlelight vigil will be held this Friday night to remember Megan Purser.

The event will be held at Goodwater Baptist Church, Magee,  at 7 p.m.  Megan was the victim of a tragedy which claimed her life on May 19 of this year. 






Community Calendar 8-22-2019

August 21-22

Mt. Pisgah M.B. Church, 258 Turner Chapel Rd., Raleigh, invites everyone to the last two nights of revival, August 21-22 at 7:15 each night. Wednesday & Thursday speaker Rev. Moses Johnson, pastor of North Pleasant Hill M.B. Church of New Hebron.

August 25


Dean McGovern

Dean was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.  She had a large family that loved her dearly.  She had a loving heart and will be missed by all that knew her.


arrest report 8-22-2019

The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 32 arrests from August 12 to August 19.

Chad Michael Dixon of 23 Golf Course Road Hattiesburg MS was arrested on August 12 and charged with possession of methamphetamine.


Martha Thames

Martha Smith Thames went to her heavenly home on Sunday, August 11, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born on December 20, 1934, to Ray Kelly Smith and Emmai Gallman Smith in Drew, MS.


Joy Parker

Joy Lee Gray-Parker Robinson died August 14, 2019.

She is survived by her son, William Eli Parker; daughter, Polly Robinson; brothers, Henry Eli Gray, Gerrard Gray, Johnny Gray; sisters, Marie Kelly, Naomi Crowell, Elaine Fuller, Pauline Pickle, Margaret Faye Biggs; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.


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Mendenhall frontage road

Southern Rock LLC recently completed dirt work for the Mendenhall frontage road. The road will be located between East Street and the intersection of Highway 49 and Highway 13. The project was completed on schedule and paving will begin soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 








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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.










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Paul McWilliams

Paul McWilliams, age 70, of D’Lo passed away on January 2, 2018.

Paul was born in Magee to John McWilliams and Annie Byrd. Mr. McWilliams was a Mason for many years at the Mendenhall Masonic Lodge 497.



Jessica Lynn Mason

Jessica Lynn Mason, 78, died Friday at Hillcrest Nursing Center in Magee, Mississippi. She was born in Beacon, TN on Wednesday, April 26, 1939.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Raleigh.





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