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Washing Park was voted by the Board of Alderman Tuesday, July 21, 2020 to be renamed!

The park was recently acquired in a trade off with Simpson County School District.

The School Board voted to transfer the title of the property to the City of Magee in exchanged for Magee High School baseball and softball to play sports at the city complex at no charge.

The park will be named the Marvin Jackson Park.

The named was arrived due to the community participation Mr. Jackson contributed in years pass with the youth of the community.

The city is investing work in the park and basketball courts are being added.

A ceremony will be held at a later date. is an online news website covering 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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