Simpson County Sheriff Paul Mullins reported that during the early morning of February 10, the sheriff’s department received a call reporting a stabbing and a house fire on Garrett Road North. The Harrisville and Braxton Fire departments along with AMR responded to the fire quickly.
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Poppy Petal Florist & Gifts had it’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on February 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. It is located in the old Hugh’s Florist builing. Pictured are Poppy Petal’s team and members of the Magee City Chamber of Commerce.
Simpson County Sheriff Paul Mullins joined Perry Sorey and the Dixie National Wagon Train as they traveled through Mendenhall and made camp at D’Lo Water Park last week. The Dixie National Wagon Train Mount Olive Ride is an 88 mile ride that lasts seven days. Photo credits: Latasha Millis
The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 16 arrests from February 3 to February 10.
Josh Sanders and Aniyah Williams were named MR. and MS. MAGEE HIGH SCHOOL 2020.
Josh is a student athlete and member of the Trojan football and baseball teams. Aniyah is a member of the Student Council and Homecoming Queen.
Ryan McGuffee, Joe McGuffee, Walker McGuffee, Angie McGuffee, Amanda Blakeney (MSU Extension Simpson County Coordinator), Price Wallace (House Representative, District 77), Andy Gipson (Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce), Joe Magee, Mark Wolken, Candice Wolken, Marsha Magee, Meredith Mangum, Ayden Wolken, Paxten Wolken, Owen Wolken, and
Joe Garner, Sr. 75, of Raleigh, Mississippi, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2020. He was born Tuesday, July 25, 1944.
Visitation was held on Friday, January 24, 2020, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Magee.
This was the fifth week of the 2020 Legislative Session. Floor action has been light because the deadline to file general bills is still over a week away. Bills must be filed and then passed out of committee before they are considered by the entire House.
Lillie Mae Gibson Lewis passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at Magee General Hospital at the age of 93. She was born on January 12, 1927, to her late parents, Dewey Mahaffey and Ollie Mae (McCory) Mahaffey in Scott County, MS.
The 2020 session at your state capital is off and running as we now enter week four. The first few weeks were mostly used for inauguration, swearing in ceremonies, and organization as many changes were taking place all throughout the capital building. There are many new faces throughout the capital as we now have a new Lieutenant Governor in
Joseph Carroll Sellers, 86, of Flowood, Mississippi, passed away Monday, January 13, 2020, at his home in Flowood, Mississippi. He was born Sunday, November 26, 1933.
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.
Big Pharma doesn’t have many friends these days. The pharmaceutical companies have acquired a reputation for price-gouging and unscrupulous marketing practices, such as pushing highly addictive painkillers as a suitable treatment for chronic pain.
Jimmy Clyde Ramage, 83, of Mendenhall passed away Saturday, February 1, 2020, at his home in Mendenhall. He was born Thursday, November 26, 1936.
Visitation will be held on Monday, February 3, 2020, from 12 noon until 3 p.m. at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Mendenhall.
Simpson County has been approved to implement the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) for severe damage to eligible agricultural land related to a series of tornadoes on December 16, 2019.
The local branch of Tammany Hall opened their doors in Magee with the last municipal election. Cronyism seems to be at a peak and things are running smoothly, depending on which side of the coin you look at.
Southern Rock LLC recently completed dirt work for the Mendenhall frontage road. The road will be located between East Street and the intersection of Highway 49 and Highway 13. The project was completed on schedule and paving will begin soon.
The status of some missing weapons surfaced during the board meeting of the Simpson County Board of Supervisors.
According to Sheriff Greg Reynolds, approximately five pistols are unaccounted for. Two are derringer type pistols. The guns were listed on the county inventory in 2016 and now the where abouts are unknown.
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.
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
From left, Anna Tindell Simpson County’s 2020 DYW, presented awards to this year’s participants, Re’kyia Lott, winner of Fitness and the Be Your Best Self Essay Award; 2021 DYW Karli Welch, who also won the Talent, Scholastic, and Self Expression Awards; and the Spirit of DYW Award; and Jaymee Smith.
Last Thursday evening, July 27th, the Simpson County School Board held a public hearing regarding a proposed increase in ad valorem taxes, that according to the public advertisement, “may result” in an increase in the ad valorem tax millage rate. At the meeting, the School District Accountant, Mr.
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.
by: Jane M. Orient, M.D.
In general, it is not a good idea to panic about anything. The panic itself often causes more harm than the original threat.
Students who have not completed the online registration process will be "on hold" when they come to school August 8th until a parent can come to the school or register them online. Visit the Simpson County School District website at www.simpson.k12.ms.
Editor’s Note; This is part one of a 12 part series written by Ian Cowart, president or the Magee Chamber of Commerce, about members of the Magee Chamber Board.
The regular meeting of Mendenhall’s Mayor and Board of Aldermen was held Wednesday, July 5, instead of Tueday, July 4, due to the holiday. It was the first meeting of the new Board of Aldermen, which consisted of two new faces.
After years of complying with restrictive hiring practices, the Simpson County School Board has issued payment to the law firm of Adams and Reese in conjunction with settlement of the court ordered consent decree from which the county has finally been released.
A hearing was held Friday January 12, to discuss the appeal of the Mendenhall Zoning Board’s decision to deny Jaron Priest’s request for an 18 feet variance on his building project.
The project encompasses three homes to be built on the lot located at 612 North Main Street.
The Simpson County Board of Supervisors opened the first meeting of 2018 on January 2 with the election of new leadership for the upcoming year. Brian Kennedy will take the reins as board president, and Mickey Berry will serve as vice president of the board.
With the current uncertainty of the medical condition of Sheriff Donald O’Cain, the County Board of Supervisors had no option other than to notify Sheriff O’Cain of their intention and to appoint an interim sheriff.