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Poppy Petal Florist & Gifts

Poppy Petal Florist & Gifts had it’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on February 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. It is located in the old Hugh’s Florist builing.  Pictured are Poppy Petal’s team and members of the Magee City Chamber of Commerce.












Head ‘Em Up, Move ‘Em Out!

Simpson County Sheriff Paul Mullins joined Perry Sorey and the Dixie National Wagon Train as they traveled through Mendenhall and made camp at D’Lo Water Park last week. The Dixie National Wagon Train Mount Olive Ride is an 88 mile ride that lasts seven days. Photo credits: Latasha Millis






2020 Dixie National Rodeo

Ryan McGuffee, Joe McGuffee, Walker McGuffee, Angie McGuffee, Amanda Blakeney (MSU Extension Simpson County Coordinator), Price Wallace (House Representative, District 77), Andy Gipson (Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce), Joe Magee, Mark Wolken, Candice Wolken, Marsha Magee, Meredith Mangum, Ayden Wolken, Paxten Wolken, Owen Wolken, and


Arrest Reports 1-23-2020

The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 17 arrests from January 13 to January 20.

Shawn Anthony Puckett of 196 Sawmill Road Braxton MS was arrested on January 14 and charged with possession of methamphetamine, paraphernalia, and introducing contraband.



Christopher Gerald Puckett

Christopher Gerald Puckett passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. He was born on September 12, 1975 to the late Cecil Puckett and Geraldine (Earles) Easterling.

Chris is survived by his mother, Geraldine “Geri” Earles Easterling; sister, Kimberly (Puckett) Easterling, and a niece, Abigail Easterling.

Braxton Neal Stewart

Braxton Neal Stewart, 7, of Brandon, Mississippi, passed away December 3, 2019. He was born March 5, 2012.

Visitation was held on Saturday, December 7, 2019,  at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Mendenhall.

Nannie Prestwood

Nannie Prestwood, 82, of Magee, passed away Thursday, October 10, 2019, at her home in Magee. She was born Saturday, January 9, 1937.

Visitation was held on Saturday, October 12, 2019, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, Magee.

Roy Dean Cone

Roy Dean Cone, 61, of Mendenhall,  passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at his home in Mendenhall.

Visitation was Thursday, November 21, 2019, at  Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, Mendenhall.

Funeral services were Friday, November 22, 2019,  at the funeral home. Burial followed at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery.

Frances H. Welch

Frances H. Welch, 83, of Mendenhall, passed away Saturday, January 4, 2020. She was born Sunday, March 8, 1936.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at  Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Mendenhall.

Anthony Q. Dur

Anthony Q. Durr (a.k.a. Tony) was the oldest of five born to Rosie Lee Durr and the late James Hayes on August 25, 1961. He was called home on November 24, 2019. Anthony was a resident of Magee, Mississippi. He was preceded in death by his dad.

Darrell Bowen

Darrell Bowen, 70, of, Florence Mississippi, passed away Wednesday October 9, 2019, at his home.  He was born Saturday, April 23, 1949.

Visitation was held on Saturday, October 12, 2019, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Mendenhall.

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.