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Walker crowned Trojan Queen

2017 Magee High School Homecoming Queen Mia Davis, right, crowned Aalyiah Walker as the new 2018 Homecoming Queen for the MHS.  The Trojans won their battle against the Raleigh Lions 42-18.  Mia is the daughter of Willie and Brittany Davis, and Aalyiah is the daughter of Jerald Walker and Belinda Davis.





PriorityOne, first employer in Simpson county to implement ACT WorkKeys Assessment

PriorityOne Bank is pleased to announce that they are now the first employer in Simpson County to implement the ACT®WorkKeys®Assessment to complement their hiring process for their teller positions. This implementation is part of the effort of the Simpson County Development Foundation to make Simpson County an ACT®Work Ready®Community.

Crazy Day set for Oct. 27


Magee will launch its 43rd Crazy Day Celebration on Saturday, October 27.

As in the past local and visiting vendors will be selling their wares up and down Main Avenue offering everything from handmade crafts to local art, trendy fashion and jewelry.  You can always find a bargain on custom crafted furniture and home decor items.

Games boost economy


Magee had a huge crowd last weekend at the softball tournaments hosted at the city’s Sportsplex.

Estimates have the number at 9,000 people visiting the community for the tournament.  It was a big weekend for restaurants, lodging and fast food establishments.  In addition, the sportsplex got its share of the spoils.

Copiah Lincoln expands presence and programs in Simpson County


It was a busy day at Copiah Lincoln Community College’s Simpson County Center last Tuesday when a ground-breaking ceremony was held for new expansions at the college. 

The almost 24,000 square foot expansion comes because of increased student needs at the Simpson County facility on Highway 49 between Magee and Mendenhall. 


Glenda Faye Stewart

Glenda Faye Stewart, 70, of Mize, passed away Wednesday, September 12.

Visitation was held on  September 13, 2018, at  Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, Magee.

Funeral services was held Friday, September 14, 2018, at  Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Magee in Magee.  Burial followed at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Charles Owen Green

Charles Owen Green, 88, a resident of Mendenhall, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2018, at Strong River Villas in Mendenhall. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at Calvary Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Mize. Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m.

Joyce Ann James Hobbs

Joyce Ann James Hobbs, age 57, departed this life on September 26 at Hospice Ministries, Ridgeland, MS. Services for Ms. Hobbs will be Saturday, October 6, 11 a.m. at Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, in Magee. Ms. Hobbs’ final resting place will be Gregory Cemetery in Magee.

Jeanna Renae Sartain

Jeanna Renae Sartain, 59, died Wednesday, September 19. She was born Sunday, August 23, 1959.

Visitation was held on Monday, September 24, 2018, at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Magee.

Mendenhall Tigers win 21-22


The Mendenhall Tigers remain perfect but had their biggest scare of the season last Friday against the Northeast Lauderdale Trojans. The Tigers entered the game still missing a key playmaker in Michael Simmons Jr., but Tabuiz Camper was active after being sidelined for last week’s contest.

Arrest Reports 10-4-2018

The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 18 arrests from September 24 to October 1.

The SCSO reported the following additional arrests: disturbance of family (2), switch tag, warrant (2), no insurance (2), work program (5), hold, DUI, court order, ATV on roadway, false pretense, domestic assault, and domestic violence.

Jerry W. White

Jerry W. White passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018, at Forrest General Hospital. He was born on December 25, 1944, to the late Warren Solomon and Maxie Lucille (Graves) White. 

Betty J. Higgs

Betty J. Higgs, 87, of Mendenhall passed away Wednesday Sept. 26, 2018, at Strong River Villa in Mendenhall. She was born Monday, August 3, 1931.

Visitation was held on Saturday, September 29, 2018, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Mendenhall.


Fire claims lives of two


A structure fire claimed two lives early Monday morning.

Simpson County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Chris Wallace said that an emergency call was made at 5:32 a.m. reporting a structure fire. Deputies, along with the Magee Fire Department, were dispatched to Rodney Sullivan Road in the Saratoga community.



The Mendenhall Tigers achieved a milestone last Friday in a hard fought game against the Quitman Panthers. The Tigers came into the game after suffering an unexpected loss to the Northeast Jones Tigers. The loss locked the Tigers in a 3 way tie with West Lauderdale and Quitman for first place in the district.

Reynolds named SO2


Sheriff Donald O’Cain recently named his replacement for Chief of Operations Scott Womack, who had resigned.

Last week O’Cain announced that long time deputy Greg Reynolds has been named Chief Deputy, and will assist with the day to day operations of the Sheriff’s Office.