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The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 17 arrests from January 13 to January 20.
Shawn Anthony Puckett of 196 Sawmill Road Braxton MS was arrested on January 14 and charged with possession of methamphetamine, paraphernalia, and introducing contraband.
Well, I snicker a bit when I think why the Magee Lions Club has such good programs. It goes back almost 30 years ago when I moved to Magee. Having been a Lion elsewhere I knew about the fun and good work the club did.
The banquet hall at the Country Club of Jackson was full to hear writer Andy McCarthy speak at a function hosted by Mississippi Center for Public Policy. McCarthy is a columnist for the National Review and has recently published a book, Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency.
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Norman Edgar Hicks Jr, (Snooks)84, of Magee, passed from this life Monday at home in Magee. He was born Friday, February 1, 1935.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Magee.
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.
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.
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.
Members of the Harrisville Fire Department took possession of a new piece of fire-fighting equipment last Friday afternoon. Those on hand for the event were Chancery Clerk Tommy Joe Harvey, John Ward, Supervisor Danny Craft, Chief Nathan Chain, Supervisor Brian Kennedy , J. R.
Whether Simpson County stays dry on goes wet will now be up to voters in November.
The Simpson County Board of Supervisors approved placing the initiative on the ballot, which is a matter of protocol, for the General Election to be held November 5. The county held a special meeting last Friday to approve the measure.
Elijahwon Burns departed this life January 16 in Jackson. Services were January 26, at Westhaven Funeral Home chapel, Jackson, MS. Services and arrangements are entrusted to Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home of Magee.
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The Mendenhall Mayor and Board of Aldermen recently decided to put a stop to a building project in the city that will possibly cost the city $5,000 in restitution.
During the April 2 meeting the board discussed a group home being built by Anthony Kohen on 519 Oak Street.
At the time of this writing we don’t know the ending of this story, but we have to be hopeful.
Last Monday my wife Nancy was reading on Facebook about a couple of Great Danes that had been neglected and abused. We’re not sure how that all turned out, but this is where the story started.
On April 22, 2019, Mr. James “Tony” Barker reported that his wife, Elizabeth “Liz” Barker was missing. Mr. Barker says that he last saw his wife around 10:30 this morning at the family home on East Street just outside the city limits of Mendenhall. She was wearing a purple LSU jacket and blue jeans and carrying her purse. Mrs.
It is that time of year again! The Strong River Chapter of the National Turkey Federation will host their annual Hunting Heritage Banquet.
The event is set for Tuesday, February 5, at the National Guard Armory in Magee. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m.
T here may have been a turnip truck but we did not fall off of it--it must have been someone else...
Our school board has concluded that it is better for them to determine our future without the people’s input. Otherwise they would not be practicing their backroom politics.
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
Four seventh grade students from Mendenhall Junior High will be representing Simpson County in the Second Annual Mississippi Prospects Football game on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at the University of Southern MS. Pictured with head Coach Daniel Stroud. #4 Tyler Bridges, #22 Walter Owens, #58 Jamar Winn and #18 Derrick Jenkins Jr.
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.
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.
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.