The board of the Simpson County School District called two special meetings prior to their regular board meeting on Jan. 9, each with a specific purpose. One was to discuss the district’s use of ballfields for high school play in Magee. The second meeting was to discuss the facilities use plan that had been produced by Bailey Consulting.
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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.
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 Simpson County School District may have the final word on the Washington Street Park, which the City of Magee has asked the district to transfer to them.
A state law requires that if a school property no longer serves the needs of the community its ownership will revert to the school district.
The Town of Braxton held a special election on December 20 to fill a vacancy left by Mayor Rodney Barnett and a vacant alderman position.
Only two candidates qualified for the election to the position of mayor, Shane Brown and Georgia Smith.
According to Simpson County Deputy Superintendent, Debbie Davis, the scores for the schools in the district seem to be showing big improvement in the set of benchmarks measured over where they were from the first of the year.
Note: Results include absentee and affidavit ballots
***Unofficial Primary Election Results***
23 of 23 Precincts reporting
Bill Waller Jr.-1840
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.
SIMPSON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
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
News came this week that the local banking institution has been selected as number one in the state.
PriorityOne Bank headquartered in Magee has been selected as the number one bank in the state of Mississippi. The report was sponsored by Forbes, a multi media international company.
Note: The arrest report was compiled early due to holiday print schedule.
The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 11 arrests from December 20 to December 26.
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.
The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 29 arrests from February 5 to February 12.
The Simpson County School Board has voted to leave the current leadership in place for the upcoming year. Stacey Herring will continue to serve as president, Sammie Welch as vice president and Dale Shotts as secretary to the board.
The Simpson County Cardinals are a select baseball team coached by Simpson County natives Brian Mills, Kalen Jackson and Xavier Hayes. The organization consists of a 9 year old and 11 year old team. The teams came together last August and quickly formed strong bonds that saw them finish the season in second place.
The 59th Mendenhall Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet will be hosted at the Mendenhall Armory on March 22.
The banquet will include a silent auction that begins at 6:30 p.m. followed at 7 p.m. by the program and dinner, which will be catered by Smokey Mountain Grill.
The 59th Mendenhall Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet was held on March 22 at the National Guard Armory in Mendenhall.
The silent auction began at 6:30 p.m. and included items such as decorative carvings and original paintings by Wade Stevens.
Three Simpson County Academy basketball standouts were named to the MAIS AAAA Division II All Tournament team.
Due to circumstances beyond their control, the Magee Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has made the decision to postpone the 7th Annual Tea in the Garden at the Historic McAlpin House in Magee, which was previously set for March 30.
Ballyhoo, the big green building on Highway 49 in Mendenhall, has been around for 12 years, under the leadership of Cinde Walker. During this time, Walker says her goal has been to put her heart and soul into serving her customers and provide them with a shopping experience and selection of items that rivals any boutique in the state.
The City of Mendenhall completed all of the requirements for certification with Keep America Beautiful. Sue Smith, National Trainer with Keep America Beautiful, conducted additional training on February 1 to complete the certification.