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Caulder Reed Recognized

Caulder Reed, Magee High Class of 2018 graduate and former President of the Student Body, has been recognized as one of the TOP TEN freshmen at LSU from a class of 6,000+. Pictured with Caulder is proud mom Lisa Reed. Just goes to show that a great Trojan can also be a great Tiger!







Arrest Reports 12-12-2019

The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 25 arrests from December 2 to December 9.

The SCSO reported the following additional arrests: domestic violence (2), warrants (5), MDOC (2), DUI 1st, court order, driving with license suspended (2), disturbing the peace, and reckless driving.

Board hears proposal


The Mendenhall Mayor and Board of Aldermen met on December 3 for their regularly scheduled meeting to discuss a proposal made by Steve Womack on behalf of Maintenance System Incorporated (MSI). Womack made contact with the board in November and submitted information for their review.

AirSouth Cooling and Heating presents We care more to replace an existing heating unit

James Sinclair, Owner, AirSouth Cooling and Heating, announces a special holiday “We Care More” holiday promotion.  Not all heating air conditioning contractors are alike.  At AirSouth Cooling and Heating, expect comfort and satisfaction…not a fix it and forget it attitude.  Because this business believes in a caring attitude, we want to replac


Christmas Tour Sunday, December 1, 2019

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


Statewide Fire bans

Mississippi under statewide burn ban

Jackson, Miss. – At the request and advice of the Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC), Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a proclamation initiating a statewide burn ban, effective immediately. The burn ban will remain in place until further notice.

Gloria Luby Pettigrew

Gloria Luby Pettigrew, 74, passed into the arms of Jesus on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at her home in Braxton. The family received friends for visitation on Sunday, November 24, from 1 – 3 p.m. at Chancellor Funeral Home in Florence. The service began at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

Evelyn A. Gosa

Evelyn A. Gosa, 96, went home to Jesus on Wednesday night, November 13, 2019, in Collins, Mississippi.

Evelyn enjoyed reading, sewing, playing the piano, and dominos.  She was an active member of Main Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg.

Nathan James Hall

Our precious little angel sent from above, Nathan James Hall, one month old, went to be with Jesus and his sister, Olivia and brother, Jackson surrounded by his loving family on November 19, 2019, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg.

Willie Earl McNair

Funeral services for Mr. Willie Earl McNair, 74, Magee, MS were held on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 1PM from Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Magee, MS.  Interment was in the church cemetery.  Pastor Ralph Walker officiated the services.  Reeves Funeral Home, Inc. Mount Olive, MS was in charge of the arrangements.

Carsie Newsome

Brother Carsie Newsome was born June 23, 1936 to the late Walter and Lula Berry Newsome in Simpson County. Carsie was married to the late Katie Lee Forest Newsome for 59 years. Ten children were born to their union. Two daughters, one grandson, one great granddaughter, three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.


School board delays election

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.