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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.


Hilmon Bynum

Hilmon Bynum, 85, of Braxton, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 21, at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. He was born Sunday, May 6, 1934.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Mendenhall.

Paul B. Thompson

Paul B. Thompson, 82, passed away Friday, July 19. He was born Tuesday, September 1, 1936.

Visitation was Saturday, July 20, 2019, at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Magee.

Funeral services were  July 21, 2019, at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Magee. Burial followed in Magee City Cemetery.

Everett Eddie Pearson

Everett Eddie Pearson, 83, of Coldwater, Miss., died at Baptist Desoto Hospital in Southaven, Miss.

Visitation was held Wednesday, July 24, 2019,  at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Mendenhall.

“Stupid is as stupid does”


'Forrest Gump, quoting his  mother, was right: “Stupid is as stupid does.”

The fictional Gump, in the unlikely event you never saw the 1994 hit movie starring Tom Hanks as a slow-witted Southern boy who shows up and prevails in historical events of his generation, popularized the term which can have different meanings.

Arrest Reports 8-1-19

The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 26 arrests from July 22 to July 29.

Guy Wesley Barron of 108 Barron Drive Harrisville MS was arrested on July 24 and charged with possession of a controlled substance.


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.