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Mendenhall frontage road

Southern Rock LLC recently completed dirt work for the Mendenhall frontage road. The road will be located between East Street and the intersection of Highway 49 and Highway 13. The project was completed on schedule and paving will begin soon.







Hannah Brooke Hill

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.


Katherine Williams

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

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.

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Daryl Jackson

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.

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Joann Thompson Smith

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

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

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.

Mary Gayle Donnell

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.


Missing Person Found

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.


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.