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The Magee Public Library recently celebrated TeenTober, a Young Adult Libraries Services Association sponsored event. TeenTober is a chance for libraries to celebrate all things Teen!

One of the ways Magee Library celebrates is with a short story contest. For the third year in a row, Magee Library has partnered with the Magee High School English teachers. Students are asked to write a short story based on a theme with this year’s being anything creepy or scary.

This year’s winning story was written by Kaylee Meacham. Kaylee is an 11th grader at Magee. She submitted her story in Ms. Etheridge’s class. Kaylee has attended Magee schools her whole life. Her winning entry is titled, “The Girl That Lost It”.

The Magee Library is part of the Central Mississippi Regional Library System serving Rankin, Scott, Simpson, and Smith counties. Their website is


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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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