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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.
Well, I snicker a bit when I think why the Magee Lions Club has such good programs. It goes back almost 30 years ago when I moved to Magee. Having been a Lion elsewhere I knew about the fun and good work the club did.
The banquet hall at the Country Club of Jackson was full to hear writer Andy McCarthy speak at a function hosted by Mississippi Center for Public Policy. McCarthy is a columnist for the National Review and has recently published a book, Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency.
Special Deer Season Set
Norman Edgar Hicks Jr, (Snooks)84, of Magee, passed from this life Monday at home in Magee. He was born Friday, February 1, 1935.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Magee.
The Town of Braxton held a special election on December 20 to fill a vacancy left by Mayor Rodney Barnett and a vacant alderman position.
Only two candidates qualified for the election to the position of mayor, Shane Brown and Georgia Smith.
According to Simpson County Deputy Superintendent, Debbie Davis, the scores for the schools in the district seem to be showing big improvement in the set of benchmarks measured over where they were from the first of the year.
Well, here it is 2020 and we have many new faces in politics, which is not a bad thing. For whatever reason there are some new people in our elected offices and that is okay.
The Mendenhall Fire Department has finally received their new fire truck. The Rosenbauer custom truck will combine the functions of the previous rescue unit and also serve as a tanker.
Its new foam system will allow firefighters to switch between water and foam with the pull of a lever.
Well, it is getting serious and I might end up in a rubber room. It began when a buddy invited me to deer camp on a Friday.
First Baptist Church of Magee Brotherhood and other volunteers from the church prepared meals on Christmas Day for 250 people in the community to help those who may not otherwise have had a hot meal. The church has been doing this over the past several years. Gerald Regel, Bobby Prince, Brian Kennedy and Tommy Meador are among the many volunt
To the folks who are discarding deer carcasses on Riley Road. John Carpenter, above, is offering a $500 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this. If you have information contact the Simpson County Sheriff’s Department at 601-847-2921.
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) has collected more than 4,000 samples for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) testing during 2019–2020 hunting season. All samples were from hunter-harvested, road-killed, or reported diseased white-tailed deer. Since October 1, 2019, 18 CWD-positive white-tailed deer have been de
The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 10 arrests from January 6 to January 13.
The SCSO reported the following additional arrests: disturbing the peace, reckless driving, warrant (3), hold, telephone harassment, auto burglary, grand larceny, and possession of paraphernalia.
Note: Results include absentee and affidavit ballots
***Unofficial Primary Election Results***
23 of 23 Precincts reporting
Bill Waller Jr.-1840
Ahead of Tropical Storm Barry, and with parts of the state already experiencing severe flooding, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) advises residents to prepare now for dangerous storm conditions to stay safe and healthy.
Preparing a Disaster Kit
A press released stated on Thursday morning June 6, the Simpson County Sheriff’s Department had an officer involved shooting in the county. The Sheriff’s Department requested that the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations take over the investigation.
SIMPSON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
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
News came this week that the local banking institution has been selected as number one in the state.
PriorityOne Bank headquartered in Magee has been selected as the number one bank in the state of Mississippi. The report was sponsored by Forbes, a multi media international company.
On January 4, 2019, shortly after 9PM, Simpson County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 202 Big Hill Road on a report of shots fired into a home. The home owner, James Pittman returned home and discovered items broken on the floor and bullet holes in the walls.
Students who have not completed the online registration process will be "on hold" when they come to school August 8th until a parent can come to the school or register them online. Visit the Simpson County School District website at www.simpson.k12.ms.
Editor’s Note; This is part one of a 12 part series written by Ian Cowart, president or the Magee Chamber of Commerce, about members of the Magee Chamber Board.
The regular meeting of Mendenhall’s Mayor and Board of Aldermen was held Wednesday, July 5, instead of Tueday, July 4, due to the holiday. It was the first meeting of the new Board of Aldermen, which consisted of two new faces.
After years of complying with restrictive hiring practices, the Simpson County School Board has issued payment to the law firm of Adams and Reese in conjunction with settlement of the court ordered consent decree from which the county has finally been released.
A hearing was held Friday January 12, to discuss the appeal of the Mendenhall Zoning Board’s decision to deny Jaron Priest’s request for an 18 feet variance on his building project.
The project encompasses three homes to be built on the lot located at 612 North Main Street.
The Simpson County Board of Supervisors opened the first meeting of 2018 on January 2 with the election of new leadership for the upcoming year. Brian Kennedy will take the reins as board president, and Mickey Berry will serve as vice president of the board.
With the current uncertainty of the medical condition of Sheriff Donald O’Cain, the County Board of Supervisors had no option other than to notify Sheriff O’Cain of their intention and to appoint an interim sheriff.