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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.

Black mark on the FBI


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.

Norman Edgar Hicks Jr.

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.


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Calvin Cannady

Calvin Cannady departed this life December 7, 2019. Memorial services were December 21, 2019 at Westhaven of Jackson. Final resting home is Greater Jackson Mortuary. Services and arrangements entrusted to Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home of Magee.

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Judy Gay Warren

Judy Gay Warren, 76, of Mendenhall, went to be with her Lord on Christmas morning. She was born Thursday, November 18, 1943.

Visitation was held on Friday, December 27, 2019, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Mendenhall and 1:30 till service time at Main Street Baptist Church in Mendenhall.

Troy C. Walker

Troy C. Walker passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at Magee General Hospital.  He was 78 years old.  He was born on January 10, 1941, to his late parents, Carl W. Walker and Ola Jane (Martin) Walker.



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


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.