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Billy Ray Reynolds

Billy Ray Reynolds, 79, died November 29, 2019, at his home in Mt. Olive, Mississippi. Visitation will be at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Mt. Olive on Friday evening, December 6th, from 5-8pm, followed by services at Calvary Baptist Church of Mt.

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.

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.

Rayburn Little

Rayburn Little, 82,  passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2019, at his home.  He was born on June 14, 1937, to Dewey Little and Lucille (Thompson) Little.

He was a retired cattle farmer.  He was a member of Siloam Baptist Church.

L W Westmorland Jr.

L W Westmoreland, Jr., 91, of Pinola, Mississippi, passed away Thursday, November 28th 2019. He was born Sunday, May 6, 1928.

Visitation was held on  December 2, 2019 at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Mendenhall.


Christmas Tour Sunday, December 1, 2019

The Ollie Mayhall BYW of the First Baptist Church of Magee is hosting a Christmas Tour Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 2-4 PM.  The Raynold and Tiffany Kinslow home, The Russell building including the offices and apartment of Debra and Jonathan Styron, and Hopewell Presbyterian Church are included on the tour.  Tickets are $10 and may be purchase



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.