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MDOT Road Closures

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.








Simpson Students visit Capital

– 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.


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MDOT Road Closures

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.


Update on Boomer

Shane Givens notified the newspaper last week that he was not ready to give up on finding who shot and killed his family pet, Boomer.  There have been no leads in the case so the original $1,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the  person who was responsible for shooting his dog has been raised to $4,000. 




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Community Calendar -12-12-2019

December 14

Gospel Sing Saturday, December 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Sanford Community Center, 663 Old Highway 49 Sanford. Featuring Harvest Quartet, Hickory Ridge and The  Faithway Singers. Free admission. A love offering will be received. For more info call 601-765-6485.

December 15



Schools to give park to Magee

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.  




WNV case reported

Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports its first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in 2019. The reported case is in Smith County.

In 2018, Mississippi had 50 WNV cases and no deaths. The first case was reported in mid-July.


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Community Calendar 3-22-2018

 

 

 

  March 22

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

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.




John M. Hester

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



Spring fishing forecast

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



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Obituaries

Curtis Henry Graham died peacefully of natural causes and was ushered into God’s presence on the... READ MORE

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