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Trojan Players Recognized

The Magee Trojans had an outstanding season notching 10 wins and making a third round playoff appearance. The team worked hard throughout the season, and several of the Trojan players were recognized for their accomplishments by being named to the All-Division teams. The Trojans had 11 players to receive All-Division honors.

Rev. Andrew Keys

Funeral services for Reverend Andrew Keys, 67, Collins, MS were held on Saturday, November 20, 2019 at 1PM from Rocky Valley Missionary Baptist Church, Collins.  Interment was in the Old Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, Collins, MS.  Program Officiant was Reverend Dr. L. C.

Thumbs Down

Thumbs down on the condition of downtown streets this hole measures almost four feet by two feet.  It also appears as though the city is no longer sweeping streets downtown.  They were doing Main Avenue but the side streets are not being maintained.

Arrest Reports 12-5-2019

The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 35 arrests from November 25 to December 2.

Billy Sullivan of 113 Gary Road Magee MS was arrested on December 2 and charged with possession of a controlled substance and writing bad checks.

Simpson Basketball Roundup

Simpson played one game last week against Jackson Prep.

Girls Game Jackson Prep

Simpson 52 Prep 42-Scoring for Simpson were with Alissa Brewer with 23 points, T K Catchings 11, Anna Claire Walker 6, Gracie Bowen 5, Ma’Nia Womack 4, and Maddie Moody 3. The win improved Simpson’s record to 12-0 on the season.


AD is short-timer

Other than barely losing a game to its in-state rival, what changed to make Ole Miss athletics director Keith Carter so quickly lose his supposed confidence in Matt Luke?

Joseph Anthony Barker

Joseph Anthony Barker, 34, of Mendenhall, Mississippi, passed from this life Saturday at Merit Health Central in Jackson. He was born Wednesday, February 13, 1985.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Mendenhall.

Jennifer Hope Jones

Funeral services for Mrs. Jennifer "Jen Jen"  Hope Jones, 42, Magee, ( formerly of Mize, MS) were held on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at 1 p.m. from Mt. Zion Jr. Baptist Church, Mt. Olive, MS.

Jerry L. Creason, Jr.

Jerry L. Creason, Jr. 52, of Byram, Mississippi, went to be with his Lord on Friday, November 8, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer. Jerry was born on October 16, 1967, to Jerry L. Creason, Sr. and Margie Barnes Creason in Jackson.

Patsy Gibson Jones

Patsy Gibson Jones passed away on Friday, November 29, 2019, at Belhaven Senior Care in Jackson, Mississippi.  She was born on August 28, 1929, to Zack L Gibson, Sr. and Rochelle English Gibson.

She worked as a secretary and bookkeeper until she retired in 1991.  Most of her years spent with the Simpson County Schools.

Vernell Fairchild

Vernell Fairchild, 84, of Mount Olive, Miss., passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Covington County Hospital in Collins. Visitation was held on Sunday, November 24, 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.

Ruth D. Shepherd

Ruth D. Shepherd, 84, of Braxton passed away Saturday November 23, 2019, at the VA Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. She was born Saturday, December 8, 1934.

Visitation was held on Monday, November 25, 201, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Mendenhall.



Due to the potential inclement weather for Thursday, April 18, Simpson County School District will dismiss at 12:30 p.m. Classes will resume on Monday, April 22, 2019


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.