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Rev. Andrew Keys

Funeral services for Reverend Andrew Keys, 67, Collins, MS were held on Saturday, November 20, 2019 at 1PM from Rocky Valley Missionary Baptist Church, Collins.  Interment was in the Old Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, Collins, MS.  Program Officiant was Reverend Dr. L. C.

Trojan Players Recognized

The Magee Trojans had an outstanding season notching 10 wins and making a third round playoff appearance. The team worked hard throughout the season, and several of the Trojan players were recognized for their accomplishments by being named to the All-Division teams. The Trojans had 11 players to receive All-Division honors.

Arrest Reports 12-5-2019

The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 35 arrests from November 25 to December 2.

Billy Sullivan of 113 Gary Road Magee MS was arrested on December 2 and charged with possession of a controlled substance and writing bad checks.

Thumbs Down

Thumbs down on the condition of downtown streets this hole measures almost four feet by two feet.  It also appears as though the city is no longer sweeping streets downtown.  They were doing Main Avenue but the side streets are not being maintained.

Simpson Basketball Roundup

Simpson played one game last week against Jackson Prep.

Girls Game Jackson Prep

Simpson 52 Prep 42-Scoring for Simpson were with Alissa Brewer with 23 points, T K Catchings 11, Anna Claire Walker 6, Gracie Bowen 5, Ma’Nia Womack 4, and Maddie Moody 3. The win improved Simpson’s record to 12-0 on the season.


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



Due to the potential inclement weather for Thursday, April 18, Simpson County School District will dismiss at 12:30 p.m. Classes will resume on Monday, April 22, 2019


Polly Harvey

Polly Harvey, 84, of Union, Mississippi, went to Glory Land on Tuesday, Sept 25, 2018. She was born Thursday, July 19, 1934.

Visitation was held on Friday, September 28, 2018, from 12 noon until 2 p.m. at Morrison Heights Baptist Church in Clinton.

Jackie Lou Styron

Jackie Lou Styron, 85, of Magee, passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2018.

Visitation was held on Saturday, June 2, 2018, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee.

Joseph Clifton McGinty

Joseph Clifton McGinty, 81, passed away on December 26, 2018, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. He was born on August 23, 1937, to the late Ernest Clifton McGinty and Adele Abel McGinty.

Mary Nell Grantham

Mary Nell Grantham, 74, of Harrisville passed away on October 9, 2018.

Visitation was held on October 11, 2018, at the New Covenant Church in Harrisville.  Funeral services were held  October 12, 2018, at New Covenant Church with  burial following in Harrisville Cemetery.

Carter Terry Lee Taylor

Carter Terry Lee Taylor was born unto the Lord Monday, October 15, 2018 at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg.

Visitation was  held on Friday, October 19, 2018 from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee.

James Lamar McLeod

James Lamar McLeod passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2018, at the age of 50 in New Orleans, LA. He was born on January 3, 1968, in Magee, MS to Jimmy L. and Mary Jo McLeod.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Jo McLeod.

James is survived by his father, Jimmy L. McLeod and sister, Julie Odom.

Doris Caroline Walters May

Doris Caroline Walters May, 93, passed away Fri. July 6, 2018, at Clinton Healthcare Center in Clinton, MS. Visitation was held on July 9, 2018, at Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Brandon, MS, with funeral services following at 10 a.m. in the Ott & Lee Chapel. Burial was at Lakewood Memorial Park South in Jackson.

William Glen Sanford

William Glen Sanford, 71, of Mount Olive, Mississippi, died Monday at in his residence.

Visitation was held on Friday, November 23, 2018,  at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Magee.

Funeral services were held Friday, November 23, 2018.  Burial followed at Magee City Cemetery.