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Poppy Petal Florist & Gifts

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.












Head ‘Em Up, Move ‘Em Out!

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







2020 Dixie National Rodeo

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.

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.

Lillie Mae Gibson Lewis

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.

Session off to a fast start for Caughman


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

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.

Jimmy Clyde Ramage

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.



Braxton Neal Stewart

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.

A.C. Lewis

Mr. A. C. Lewis, 80, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020, at his home in Harrisville following a brief illness.

Nannie Prestwood

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

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

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. Dur

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.

Darrell Bowen

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

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.

Simpson Basketball Opens Season

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