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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.
Laverne Haynes, 88, of Mendenhall passed away at her home, Saturday, February 15, 2020.
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.
Sheriff Paul Mullins reported that deputies responded to a call of gunshots in the Mary Grove community on the afternoon of February 6. Mullins said as deputies responded to the area dispatch received a call from Magee Police Department stating there was a gunshot victim at the Magee Hospital.
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.
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.
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.
Unofficial election results came in last night, and many of the local races were decided by a wide margin. Of the 17,148 registered voters in Simpson County, over 8,896 cast their ballots, and participated deciding new leadership. This is one of the largest turnouts with over 51 percent of the voting population participating.
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.
The board of directors of Simpson General Hospital made it official. On January 1, 2018, David Welch was named the administrator and chief executive officer for the hospital.
Welch had been interim administrator in March of 2016 and has worked with the hospital in various capacities since May 2007.
Morgan Dunn of Magee is jumping into the political race for Mississippi’s Third Congressional Seat.
The seat has been held by Congressman Gregg Harper, who recently announced his decision not to seek re-election for the position he has held since 2009.
The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 23 arrests from September 11 to September 18.
Jason Jordan of 616 Hillen Bale Hattiesburg MS was arrested on September 16 and charged with possession of methamphetamine.
Mr. and Mrs. James Mangum and Mr. and Mrs. Danny Burch are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Olivia Carsyn Byars and Davin James Burch. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Magee High School and the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where she received her bachelor of science degree in nursing.
The Magee Board of Aldermen heard from local developer Chris Lane about a road situation at their board meeting Tuesday night, Jan. 16.
TAYLORSVILLE – Southern Pine Electric and other power companies are experiencing a critical shortage of electricity due to the increased usage from the extreme low temperatures. All members are asked to temporarily reduce their electric usage until further notice.