Our Team

Director of Sales & Marketing
Dickey is the oldest of the Honea boys. By day he works for Allergan, selling Botox and other products to help keep the world beautiful and wrinkle free. Dickey and his wife Lynda are the proud parents of three wonderful boys, Connor, Preston, and Hudson. A graduate of Simpson County Academy and Mississippi State University, he works with the sales of the website as well as site architecture.
Phone: 601-849-3159
Email: sue@mageenews.com
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Business Manager
Breck is the youngest son of Miss Sue and a graduate of Simpson Academy, Copiah Lincoln Junior College and the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in insurance and finance. Breck owns a State Farm Agency in Montgomery, Al and is married to Carolyn Calhoun Honea. They are proud parents of two beautiful daughters, Larkin and Harleigh.
Phone: 601-849-3159
Email: sue@mageenews.com
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The Prez
Nearly 40 years ago, Sue Honea began sending an encouraging newsletter to some of her closest friends, members of the BYW (Baptist Young Women) of First Baptist Church of Magee. It contained the members' prayer requests and family updates, as well as information about upcoming events. As technology advanced, so did the message, becoming an email that reached far and wide. That email update evolved into this site, which has become a source for news and information for Magee, MS and the rest of Simpson County. A graduate of Magee High School and the University of Southern Mississippi and an active member of First Baptist Church, Sue is one of Magee's biggest cheerleaders and uses her creativity and passion for our community to help our city grow.
Phone: 601-849-3159
Email: sue@mageenews.com
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Office Manager/Advertising
Patrice, wife of Greg Boykin & mother of two sons, Bradley & Alex, is a Magee hometown girl. Patrice is retiring after 25 years in the insurance industry and 23 of those years were with State Farm Insurance in Magee. She is very active in the community serving as Secretary for the Magee Touchdown Club and Vice President of the MS Scholars of Simpson County. Multiple times, Patrice was named Parent of the Year for Magee Schools as well as District Parent of the Year. Patrice & her family are members of New Hope Baptist Church.
Email: patrice@mageenews.com
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Reporter/Talk Show Host
Zach Holbrook, born and raised in Simpson County, is a senior at Simpson County Academy. Zach attends Corinth Baptist Church and is an active member of the youth group. Previously, Zach was Deputy Campaign Manager of Mrs. Cemper Scott's Campaign and is now working on Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann's Campaign. Zach has a passion for news and now hosts the MageeNews Talk Show.
Jason Ratcliffe began proofreading during his junior high and high school years for his church’s monthly newsletter, as well as for his grandmother’s weekly community article in the Wayne County Newspaper. After graduating in 1994 from Wayne County High School in Waynesboro, MS, Jason began his working career in Laurel before accepting a position with Magee General Hospital in 2003. Jason has been the Manager of the Materials Management Department for 12 years. Jason attends FBC Magee and is a member of Oakland Grove Baptist Church in Laurel. In his spare time, Jason enjoys helping MageeNews.com with live streaming, as well as anything Sue “The Prez” requests.
Email: jason@mageenews.com
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Sarah Berry is the daughter of Mike and Belinda Berry. Sarah is a senior at Simpson County Academy. Sarah is a high honors student at Simpson and is actively involved in many student organizations. She is a member of First Baptist Church of Magee where she is active in her youth group. Sarah is also one of the biggest University of Alabama football fans in Simpson County. She enjoys writing and staying caught up on the latest news, so when Miss Sue came to her about MageeNews.com, she was excited. Sarah began working for MageeNews.com in December of 2014.
Web & Graphic Design
Charlie White is the homeschooling mother of four behind the blog MississippiMom.com. She has a bachelor's degree in English and Journalism from the University of Mississippi and serves MageeNews.com as web and graphic designer. She also runs Merchant Ship Ministries, a 501c3 nonprofit organization aimed at helping provide training and economic development opportunities for women around the world.
Email: charlie@mageenews.com
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  1. Joey Roberts says:

    Can you add this. Leslie was from the Magee Area and went to Magee High School and was a member of Coat Baptist Church in his youth and college.


    Leslie Ivan Hughes, 63, of Calhoun City, passed away on January 14, 2024, at Baptist Nursing Home-Calhoun City.
    Leslie was born on June 19, 1960, to the late Charles Elmer and Eva Lois Martin Hughes in Magee, MS.
    He was the Dean of Learning Resources at East Central Community College until his retirement. He had also served as Music Minister at Emmanuel Baptist Church. Leslie was an active member of the Clarke College Alumni Association and was an alumnus of both the University of Southern Mississippi and Mississippi State University. He was a member of Duncan Hill Baptist Church and was also an active member of Clarke-Venable Baptist Church for the past twenty years.

    Leslie is survived by his loving wife of 35 years Liddia Ramsey Hughes of Calhoun City; his son Brandon (Hanna) Hughes; brothers: Robert Hughes, Bert (Robyn) Hughes, and Charles Hughes, Jr.; grandchildren: Jonathan Hughes and Samuel Hughes; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

    Leslie is preceded in death by his parents.
    Visitation will be held Friday, January 19, 2024, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Parker Memorial Funeral Home in Bruce.

    Visitation will also be held on Saturday, January 20, 2024, at 10:00 AM at Clark-Venable Baptist Church at 362 W Broad St, Decatur, MS 39327 with a funeral service to follow at 11:00 AM at Clarke-Venable Baptist Church.

    The family request memorials be given to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
    Parker Memorial Funeral Home is honored to serve the Hughes family and ask that you keep them in your prayers during this difficult time.

    Friday, January 19, 2024
    5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Parker Memorial Funeral Home
    Bruce, MS,
    Saturday, January 20, 2024
    10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Clarke-Venable Baptist Church
    362 W Broad St
    Decatur, MS 39327
    Funeral Service
    Saturday, January 20, 2024
    11:00 AM
    Clarke-Venable Baptist Church
    362 W Broad St
    Decatur, MS 39327

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