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The Simpson Campus hosted a tailgate party Wednesday, October 5, 2022 leading up to the big homecoming game on the Wesson Campus.

A day of fun was held by students. Seniors from Simpson Academy, Mendenhall, Magee, Mt. Zion and homeschoolers were invited to the event.

A number of numerous games and competitions were available for the students to challenge their skills. Food and snow cones were provided for the the students and all in attendance.


Co-Lin Simpson Campus maids, Marley Lott and Marcy Bishop, were introduced and presented flowers by Dr. Anika Floyd and Dr. Dewayne Middleton. The two maid will being recognized during homecoming festivities on the Wesson Campus Thursday, October 6, 2022.

Senator Chris Caughman was recognized as being inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame. Caughman is a 1987 graduate of Co-Lin, where he was a member of the basketball team. While at Co-Lin, he and his team won the 1986 Region 23 Championship and went on to compete for a national championship in Hutchinson, Kansas. During his sophomore year, he was a co-captain and starter. The 1986-1987 team was ranked in the top 20 in the nation for most of the year. Caughman received the John Beard Award for Scholastics & Leadership in 1987 and was the leading three-point shooter on the team that year.

Chris pictured with his coworkers from Peoples Bank is an online news source serving Simpson and surrounding counties as well as the State of Mississippi.


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Patrice is married to Greg Boykin and they have two sons, Bradley & Alex Boykin. Patrice is a lifetime resident of Simpson County. Patrice retired after 25 years in the Insurance industry where 23 of those years were with State Farm Insurance in Magee. She is very active in the community and has served in several leadership roles. Patrice has been a Secretary for the Magee Touchdown Club for 19 years and President of the MS Scholars of Simpson County. Patrice was a member of the Magee Adopt A School Program. She was elected to a term on the Simpson County School Board. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Magee Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the Keep Magee Beautiful Committee and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Simpson County Technical Center. Patrice is a member of the Simpson County Republican Executive Committee. Multiple times, Patrice was named Parent of the Year for Magee Schools as well as District Parent of the Year for the Simpson County School District. Patrice & her family are members of New Hope Baptist Church.


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