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 59th Mendenhall Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet will be held Thursday, March 22, at the Armory. A silent auction begins at 6:30 p.m. Dinner and the program begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25. For information or tickets, call the Chamber office at 601-847-1725.
Rebecca Milling gained her heavenly wings on Sunday, November 18, 2017, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, MS. She was born on May 17, 1940, to Ebb Clarke and Catherine (Walters) Adams in Westpoint, Georgia.
Mississippi Blood Services (MBS) held their annual meeting and awards presentation on January 25, at their headquarters in Flowood.
Shellye Stanley McCarty, 71, passed away February 14, 2018, at her home surrounded by her family and friends after a lengthy battle with cancer.
John M Hester, 71, of Pearl, Mississippi, died Sunday at home in Pearl. He was born Wednesday, July 17, 1946.
Graveside Services will be held Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Fellowship Cemetery in Taylorsville. Nathan White will officiate. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee is in charge of arrangements. (601) 849-5031
The Copiah-Lincoln Community College 2018 Pathways Job Fair will be held Tuesday, March 27 at the Billy B. Thames Conference Center in Wesson from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and the community is welcome to this free event.
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) fisheries biologists are anticipating a productive 2018 fishing season in the southeast region’s waters. Winter catches of trophy bass at Lakes Perry, Bill Waller and Columbia are providing an early indicator of fishing success for anglers in spring 2018. “Population sampling du
Major Sherwood Lamar “Woody” Emory, Jr., 80, passed away at his residence on Monday, March 5, 2018. He was born on September 8, 1937, to the late Sherwood Lamar Emory, Sr. and Ernestine (Berry) Emory in West Monroe, LA.