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The Magee Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Thursday, February 20 at 11 am for The Sip Discount Wine & Liquor. The business is located at 421 Pinola Dr. Those on hand for the event were chamber members, family & friends.
Flooding causing highway closures in Lawrence, Marion, and Simpson counties
WHO: The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT).
WHAT: Road closures.
WHEN: Friday, February 21, 2020.
Magee General Hopital celebrated it’s new Emergency Department. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was on February 12, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Pictured are members of the Magee General Hospital and members of the Magee Chamber of Commerce.
Thursday, March 19, the Copiah-Lincoln Community College 2020 Pathways Job Fair will be held at the Billy B. Thames Conference Center in Wesson, MS. The doors will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and the community is welcome to attend this free event.
Emily Dodd needs your help. She is collecting pop tops the metal rings on aluminum cans to donate to the Ronald McDonald House.
The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 16 arrests from February 17 to February 24.
– On Tuesday morning, the fourth grade class of Simpson County Academy took a field trip to the Mississippi State Capitol get an up close look of the legislative process in action. The group met with the Simpson County delegation, Representative Price Wallace and Senator Chris Caughman, while on their tour.
A bill that originated in the Mississippi Senate would give local government entities the option of running their legal notices on a government sponsored web-site and would no longer require that they be published in local community newspapers. A companion bill is going though the House with the same goal.
Winona, MS (February 26, 2020) – In Defense of Animals, the international animal protection organization that operates Hope Animal Sanctuary in Grenada, Mississippi, was represented yesterday in the Montgomery County Justice Court by In Defense of Animals’ Justice for Animals Campaign Director, Doll Stanley.
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Betty Jo Sullivan, 89, of Mize, Miss, died January 31, 2020, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, Miss.
Visitation was held on February 2, 2020, at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Taylorsville before funeral services at First Baptist Church of Mize. Burial followed in Zion Hill M. B. Church Cemetery in Mize.
The Simpson Cougars won the State AAAA Tournament Saturday night defeating Hillcrest Christian School 61-43. The Cougars defeated Pillow Academy in the quarterfinals 67-43 and Heritage Academy 54-33 in the semifinals to advance to the championship game.
Simpson played two games last week against Central Hinds Academy and Columbia Academy.
Central Hinds Academy
I am fortunate that I have the opportunity to go out and hunt with my buddy, Wayne Hill at his Bouie Creek Quail Preserve.
Curtis Henry Graham died peacefully of natural causes and was ushered into God’s presence on the morning of February 22, 2020.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nell Wallace Graham, who was the love of his life.
Legislators had a full schedule during the seventh week of the 2020 Legislative Session. The deadline for introducing bills was Monday night, so the calendar quickly became full with bills and resolutions to discuss. Although most work is still happening in committees, several pieces of legislation reached the House floor.
JACKSON—New Stage Theatre presents the regional premiere of Dominique Morisseau’s Pipeline March 10-22, 2020. Curtain times and dates for performances are Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. Ticket prices are $30.00 with discounts available for students, senior citizens, military, and groups.
The Distinguished Young Women program will be held January 18 at Boswell Auditorium at 7 p.m. with three young women vying for the county’s Distinguished Young Woman 2020.
Tickets are available for purchase at the door for $10.
Ahead of Tropical Storm Barry, and with parts of the state already experiencing severe flooding, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) advises residents to prepare now for dangerous storm conditions to stay safe and healthy.
Preparing a Disaster Kit
A press released stated on Thursday morning June 6, the Simpson County Sheriff’s Department had an officer involved shooting in the county. The Sheriff’s Department requested that the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations take over the investigation.
Several reports of leaks came to the Magee Board of Aldermen for attention at their recent meeting. The leaks have followed recent borings as a result of new cable being put in Magee for high speed internet.
The tornado warnings are sounding in Magee right now take shelter this is not a drill.
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.