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Trustmark Bank through a legal notice that appears in this week’s paper has announced foreclosure proceeding against the Medical Towers at Tuscan Court adjacent to Magee General Hospital.
The facility is owned in part by Dr. Charles Pruitt and Magee General Hospital.
Public schools opened for the 2019-2020 school year last week with 3,545 students enrolled, which is a 125 student increase over last year.
According to the administration at last week’s school board meeting, the opening went smoothly, but some who attended the meeting felt differently.
Funds from the $250,000 grant awarded by the state to the City of Magee should be available by the first of November, according to Mayor Dale Berry.
Berry attributed the success of the grant process to Senator Chris Caughman. The funds will be used to upgrade the city’s sewerage lagoon.
I overheard daughter Anna Lauren speaking to her new baby who was born on August 1 in Memphis. She said, “Now be sweet and Poppie will write a column about your arrival and we can put in up on your bedroom wall.”
This should not come as much of a surprise in that the family is quite often the topic of my column.
The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 17 arrests from August 5 to August 12.
H.D. Smith of 121 Smith Road Magee MS was arrested on August 7 and charged with possession of marijuana.
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.
The ICE raids held last week in Mississippi may not have had serious impact on Simpson County’s Hispanic population, but they could have. The raid, focused primarily on workers in the poultry industry, resulted in nearly 700 people being rounded up.
Katherine Williams, 93, of Mize, Miss., died Monday July 29, 2019, at Magee General Hospital.
Visitation was held Friday, August 2, 2019, at New Sardis Baptist Church in Mt. Olive with funeral services following at the church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee handled arrangements.
Patsy Ruth Munn, 87, passed away peacefully on August 3, 2019. Born on December 12, 1931, in Mendenhall to Floyd Truman Munn and Effie Coleman Munn, she made her life there and became “Aunt Pat” to almost everyone who knew her. She is preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Mr. Jimmy Lawrence Munn (Miriam), Dr.
Daryl Jackson departed this life July 11 in Houston Texas. Services were Saturday, July 20, at Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Magee. Final resting home is Greater Jackson Crematory. Services and arrangements entrusted to Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home of Magee.
Katie Mae McLaurin
Joann Thompson Smith, 75, of Mendenhall, passed from this life to her heavenly home on Sunday, August 11, 2019. She was born Tuesday, March 7, 1944.
Visitation was held on Monday, August 12, 2019, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, Mendenhall.
Helen Kent Watkins, 84, of Simpson County passed away Monday, August 5, 2019, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. She was born Monday, June 10, 1935.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee is in charge of arrangements (601) 849-5031.
Tim Cruise, 70, of Mt. Olive, Miss., passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at Prentiss Regional Hospital in Prentiss. He was born Friday, December 24, 1948.
Ouida Parker, 88, of Mize, Miss., passed from this life July 31, 2019, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, Miss.
Mary Gayle Donnell, 89, of Mendenhall passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2019. This lovely, kind and gracious lady was born in the D’Lo Hospital on June 17, 1930.
Visitation was held on Monday, August 5, 2019, from 10 a.m. until 12 noon at First Baptist Church of Mendenhall.
Jackie C. Roberts, 69, of Magee, finally retired on Monday, August 5, 2019. He was born Tuesday, August 1, 1950.
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.
Ms. Sheila Stewart and her late husband, Tommy Stewart, of Harrisville are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ginger Ann Stewart, to Randal David Warren, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Warren of Magee.
A lawsuit seeking $2 million has been filed in circuit court against a candidate in the run-off for Justice Court Judge Post 2 to be held November 27.
Attorney Tracey Brown has been named as defendant in a lawsuit alleging alienation of affection by Amanda Seghini of Mendenhall.
On January 4, 2019, shortly after 9PM, Simpson County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 202 Big Hill Road on a report of shots fired into a home. The home owner, James Pittman returned home and discovered items broken on the floor and bullet holes in the walls.
Mr. and Mrs. William F. (Billy) Garrity III of Hattiesburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Allison, of Hattiesburg to Zachary James Jones of Magee, son of Jamie Jones of Magee and Anthony Tata of Washington, D.C.
Congratulations to Simpson County's Brad White who has been recently selected as one of the 50 Most Influential in the political realm in Mississippi.
Brad White, Chief of Staff to Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith
The Simpson County Sheriff’s Department reported that a suspect has been recently seen impersonating a police officer. Investigator Chris Wallace said the suspect has been reported for stopping people on Highway 28 near Maddox Fruit Stand.
Students who have not completed the online registration process will be "on hold" when they come to school August 8th until a parent can come to the school or register them online. Visit the Simpson County School District website at www.simpson.k12.ms.
Editor’s Note; This is part one of a 12 part series written by Ian Cowart, president or the Magee Chamber of Commerce, about members of the Magee Chamber Board.
The regular meeting of Mendenhall’s Mayor and Board of Aldermen was held Wednesday, July 5, instead of Tueday, July 4, due to the holiday. It was the first meeting of the new Board of Aldermen, which consisted of two new faces.
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.
A hearing was held Friday January 12, to discuss the appeal of the Mendenhall Zoning Board’s decision to deny Jaron Priest’s request for an 18 feet variance on his building project.
The project encompasses three homes to be built on the lot located at 612 North Main Street.
The Simpson County Board of Supervisors opened the first meeting of 2018 on January 2 with the election of new leadership for the upcoming year. Brian Kennedy will take the reins as board president, and Mickey Berry will serve as vice president of the board.
With the current uncertainty of the medical condition of Sheriff Donald O’Cain, the County Board of Supervisors had no option other than to notify Sheriff O’Cain of their intention and to appoint an interim sheriff.