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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


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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

By CHRIS 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


Road Closures

As of February 15, 2020, Simpson County has the two following road closures: Gatesville Rd at Old Pearl Fire Dept and Hopewell Rd. at the Pearl River Bridge. Hopewell Rd. is not at this time flooded on the Simpson County side but is heavily flood on the Copiah County side. There is water over the south lane of Old River Rd.




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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Magee’s Crazy Day pageant winners

With a field of 25 contestants, winning top honors at the annual Magee Crazy Day pageant are, from left, Pre-Teen Miss Crazy Day, Layla Warren; Little Miss Crazy Day, Emmelyn Adcock; Miss Crazy Day, Mallory Cockrell; Petite Miss Crazy Day, Ainsley Karoline Warren; Tiny Miss Crazy Day, Winter Rain Kemp; Mrs.


Body found and identified

At approximately 4 a.m. Monday, November 20, the Magee Police Department responded to a call describing a dead body near the Highway 28 West and Highway 49 intersection.

Assistant Chief Joey Womack explained that a body was lying in the road not far from the CEFCO and Texaco service stations.



Robbery suspects held

By MARLAN JONES,

On January 3, 2018, at approximately 9:57 p.m. , the manager of Wards Restaurant in Magee reported to the Magee Police Department via 911 that they had been robbed at gunpoint by a man who had taken an undisclosed amount of cash from the business. The suspect had then fled from the store. 






2017 Year in Review

Simpson County saw both highs and lows during the year 2017. New faces went into office and new members went onto boards. We have seen triumph in high school sporting teams who dominated the competition, but we also saw tragedy with armed robberies and crime throughout the county.


Mendenhall Junior High well represented in MS Prospects football game

Four seventh grade students from Mendenhall Junior High will be representing Simpson County in the Second Annual Mississippi Prospects Football game on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at the University of Southern MS. Pictured with head Coach Daniel Stroud. #4 Tyler Bridges, #22 Walter Owens, #58 Jamar Winn and #18 Derrick Jenkins Jr.


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