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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.







Hannah Brooke Hill

Hannah Brooke Hill, 24, of Byram, Miss., passed away August 11, 2019, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

Visitation will be held August 14, 2019, 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Raleigh.


Drug arrests made

Early Wednesday morning July 31, Simpson County Sheriff’s deputies and officers with the Mendenhall Police Dept. executed a search warrant at a home on Lee Street in Mendenhall.

Community Calendar 7-25-2019

July 24-27

On July 24-27 the St. Mary M. B. Church will be having its Summer VBS program, “World Changers.” Each day from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. the kids will enjoy Bible stories, games, music, snacks and much more. The week ends with a Special Closing Ceremony on Saturday, July 27.

July 21-25

Dora M. Wilson

Dora M. Wilson, 75, of Raleigh, died July 14, 2019, at Baptist Hospital in Jackson.

Visitation was held July 16, 2019, at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Magee.

Services were held July 17, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial followed in Sharon Presbyterian Cemetery. 

Cathy Juanita Morehead

Cathy Juanita Morehead, 57, of D Lo,  passed from her earthy home to her heavenly home on Saturday, July 20, 2019, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. She was born Friday, March 9, 1962.

Visitation will be held on Monday, July 22, 2019, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Mendenhall.


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.


School board delays election

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.