Simpson County Sheriff Paul Mullins reported that during the early morning of February 10, the sheriff’s department received a call reporting a stabbing and a house fire on Garrett Road North. The Harrisville and Braxton Fire departments along with AMR responded to the fire quickly.
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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.
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
The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 16 arrests from February 3 to February 10.
Josh Sanders and Aniyah Williams were named MR. and MS. MAGEE HIGH SCHOOL 2020.
Josh is a student athlete and member of the Trojan football and baseball teams. Aniyah is a member of the Student Council and Homecoming Queen.
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
Joe Garner, Sr. 75, of Raleigh, Mississippi, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2020. He was born Tuesday, July 25, 1944.
Visitation was held on Friday, January 24, 2020, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Magee.
This was the fifth week of the 2020 Legislative Session. Floor action has been light because the deadline to file general bills is still over a week away. Bills must be filed and then passed out of committee before they are considered by the entire House.
Lillie Mae Gibson Lewis passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at Magee General Hospital at the age of 93. She was born on January 12, 1927, to her late parents, Dewey Mahaffey and Ollie Mae (McCory) Mahaffey in Scott County, MS.
The 2020 session at your state capital is off and running as we now enter week four. The first few weeks were mostly used for inauguration, swearing in ceremonies, and organization as many changes were taking place all throughout the capital building. There are many new faces throughout the capital as we now have a new Lieutenant Governor in
Joseph Carroll Sellers, 86, of Flowood, Mississippi, passed away Monday, January 13, 2020, at his home in Flowood, Mississippi. He was born Sunday, November 26, 1933.
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.
Big Pharma doesn’t have many friends these days. The pharmaceutical companies have acquired a reputation for price-gouging and unscrupulous marketing practices, such as pushing highly addictive painkillers as a suitable treatment for chronic pain.
Jimmy Clyde Ramage, 83, of Mendenhall passed away Saturday, February 1, 2020, at his home in Mendenhall. He was born Thursday, November 26, 1936.
Visitation will be held on Monday, February 3, 2020, from 12 noon until 3 p.m. at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Mendenhall.
Simpson County has been approved to implement the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) for severe damage to eligible agricultural land related to a series of tornadoes on December 16, 2019.
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.
The Distinguished Young Women program will be held January 18 at Boswell Auditorium at 7 p.m. with three young women vying for the county’s Distinguished Young Woman 2020.
Tickets are available for purchase at the door for $10.
Several reports of leaks came to the Magee Board of Aldermen for attention at their recent meeting. The leaks have followed recent borings as a result of new cable being put in Magee for high speed internet.
The tornado warnings are sounding in Magee right now take shelter this is not a drill.
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.
Mr. A. C. Lewis, 80, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020, at his home in Harrisville following a brief illness.
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, 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, 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. 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.
Simpson played two games last week against Central Hinds Academy and Hillcrest Christian School.
Central Hinds Academy
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, 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.
The Lady Cougars and Cougars will open basketball season Thursday, October 31, in the Capital Ortho Tournament at Simpson. The tournament will also be played on Saturday, November 2. Please come out and support the defending AAAA DII girls and boys State Champions.
October 31st Games
4:00 JH Girls Simpson vs Copiah