Simpson County Newswire

Simpson County Newswire

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  1. Two administrative changes have been announced at Petal. Source: RNNRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 10 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... a year and had also taught kindergarten and first grade in Petal for ten years. She also taught five years in Simpson County before moving to Petal. Branch is a graduate of Magee High School and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary ...

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  2. Temple, Winstead promotedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 28 | Mississippi Business Journal

    ... Research Class. Prior to joining Peoples Bank following graduation, she worked as Assistant Director for the Simpson County Development Foundation and, prior to that time, worked as a Teller and Bookkeeper at Peoples Bank. Ms. Winstead is also the ...

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  3. Simpson County roadblocks questionedRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2017 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    There were several calls into the newsroom Friday night from parents and others concerned about a roadblock in Simpson County. They argued that students were targeted while heading to the Mississippi Gulf Coast for an event known as Black Spring Break. 1 comment

  4. JPD arrests second suspect in March 17 carjackingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2017 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    The stolen Hyundai Elantra was recovered March 25 in Simpson County occupied by 21-year-old Denarious Watts and a juvenile. Both were detained for questioning and Watts was later charged with armed robbery of an individual and auto theft.

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  5. MHP investigates fatal Simpson County accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2017 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    MHP Corporal Eric Henry said around 10:00 a.m. Saturday MHP responded to US 49 northbound, in Simpson County, to a one vehicle accident.

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  6. Simpson County woman killed in Thursday afternoon auto accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2017 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    An 88-year-old Simpson County woman has died from injuries she sustained in an accident on Highway 49 Thursday afternoon. Billy May was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a Richland accident during rush hour.

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  7. 2017 Fishing Forecast for Central Mississippi LakesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2017 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... location in Central Mississippi to catch quality fish. Trophy bass can be caught at Neshoba County Lake and Simpson County Lake. These lakes produce lunkers over ten pounds every year. Early March is a great time to catch big fish as they move ...

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  8. Jackson City Council moves forward with $80 million credit line for infrastructureRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2017 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... even get to the elementary school for potholes that are big and gigantic," said Denandra Hobbs, who lives in Simpson County but drives to Jackson every day for work. "You're swerving this way, and you're swerving this way, and I think it's ...

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  9. 3 On The Road: Simpson County-Laid back life in the countryRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2017 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Between them, Simpson County administrator Rhuel Dickinson and board of supervisors president Curtis Skiffer have about 22 years of service to the county. They like it here, and not just because of their strong family ties to the area.

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  10. 3 on the Road: Simpson CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2017 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Simpson County gets visited a lot, being on the direct route between Jackson and the Coast. But most of us hit the county at one end and, with the exception of the red lights in Magee, zip right through without stopping.

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  11. 15 drug suspects arrested in early-morning raids in Simpson CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2017 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Federal, state and local law enforcement officers arrested 15 drug suspects in early-morning raids Tuesday, February 7 in Simpson County. Officers executed warrants in D'Lo, Magee, and Mendenhall after a year-long investigation into cocaine and methamphetamine sales as well as diversion of prescription drugs.

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  12. Magee man arrested for theft; found hiding under mom's bedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2017 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    According to Simpson County Sheriff Donald O'Cain, a man was arrested on warrants for theft of a pressure washer from a tractor shed. Kenenth Thornton is accused of stealing the pressure washer from R.T. Womack Road off Highway 541 north of Magee.

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  13. Recovery efforts underway in Simpson CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2017 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    "Cleanup, cleanup," said Felicia Kennedy. "We've had several of our family members come over and help cleanup.

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  14. First Alert: Two rounds of severe weather possible this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2017 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    After Thursday's rocky weather that spawned an EF-2 tornado in Simpson and Smith counties; two more bouts of severe weather are possible through the next 48 hours that will need to garner your attention. Timing: 12 AM 8 AM Saturday Threats: Localized flooding, damaging winds, isolated tornado, large hail Highest Severe Weather Potential: Along and south of I-20 The first round of storms will likely move into the area when many are already asleep; making its way across the river between 12 AM and 2 AM, coming together as a squall line that could have damaging wind gusts and will carry a spin-up tornado threat along with it.

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  15. Simpson County residents cleanup after tornado damageRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2017 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Friday volunteers are moving in to help storm victims pickup the pieces, but they admit it won't be easy. "I was shocked, stunned, I guess u can say upset seeing the house you grew up in gone gets you upset," said Runnels.

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  16. NWS releases damage survey for EF-2 tornado that struck Simpson, Smith countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2017 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    The National Weather Service in Jackson has released a damage survey for the confirmed EF-2 tornado that struck Simpson and Smith counties Thursday morning. The tornado was mile wide and had max wind speeds of 120 mph.

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  17. Thursday's storms left some Simpson County storm victims overwhelmed by Mother NatureRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2017 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    "The bad weather came through this area," said Emergency Director Glenn Jennings. They were approximately 25 homes that were damaged and three were destroyed."

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  18. Jesse Mills' birdhouse is the only thing left standing after the tornado. Source: Jac Bedrossian.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2017 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Simpson County resident Kevin Middleton was tying down his daughter's trampoline when he had to take cover in a ditch. He said the tornado came out of nowhere.

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  19. The Latest: NWS says EF-2 tornado hit southern MississippiRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2017 | The Decatur Daily

    The National Weather Service confirms a tornado hit southern Mississippi, leaving behind damage in Simpson and Smith counties, but no reported injuries. Meteorologist Latrice Maxie says a storm assessment team rated the twister an EF-2 and it hit Simpson County, east of Magee, between 7:45 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. Thursday before tracking into Smith County.

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  20. Trees and powerlines are down on Highway 28 in Magee. Source: WDAMRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2017 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    The National Weather Service sent a survey team to Simpson and Smith counties Thursday afternoon after severe weather struck the area. The team confirmed in a preliminary report that an EF-2 tornado struck Simpson County and continued its track into Smith County.

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