With superb, colorful narration by Walt
Grayson, this video takes you through
the sights and sounds of Magee, Mississippi.
This progressive town, in America's
picturesque south, is strategically
located on Highway 49, south between
Jackson, the state capital, and the
Mississippi Gulf Coast. Magee is in
historic Simpson County, where it is
surrounded by rolling hills that nurture
a flourishing economy and great recreational
opportunities like hunting, fishing,
golf and other outdoor sports. An outstanding
educational system consists of both
public and private schools, with Copiah-Lincoln
Community College serving the area's
higher educational needs. Modern medical
facilities include the Magee General
Hospital, with its recent expansion,
associate clinics, and the new Pioneer
Health Services Corporate Headquarters.
Businesses seeking information to locate
in this thriving city, are encouraged
to contact the office of Mayor Jimmy
Clyde, at 601-849-3344. Continue to
browse through this site for demographics
and other important data.
2016 Healthy Hometown - Magee Grant Awarded: $25,000
As a result of making wellness a top priority, the City of Magee received a Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation Healthy Hometown Award in 2016. Led by Mayor Jimmy Clyde, the city is turning its goal of becoming a healthy community into a reality by adopting a comprehensive smoke-free ordinance that also prohibits the use of electronic smoking devices. The use of tobacco products and electronic smoking devices is also prohibited in all hospitals and clinics located in the municipality.
The Living Well in Magee Committee was established in 2011 to promote community healthy living. As a result of the committee’s work, residents have opportunities to engage in walking clubs, weight management programs and free health screenings. Magee adopted a helmet ordinance for adults and children and designated neighborhood walking and biking lanes.
The city recently renovated a vacant building and equipped it with cardiovascular and strength training equipment. The facility, including an adjacent walking and biking trail, is available to all city employees and their families at no cost. City leaders state that this benefit represents a significant cost-savings to employees and the city as it reduces employee absenteeism and the cost of health care.
The Mayor’s Marathon challenges business leaders and students to walk 26.2 miles each month, and the mayor writes a weekly newspaper column encouraging residents to utilize city parks, public green spaces, walking trails and the many farmers’ markets located throughout the city. The Scrub Run 5K and the Magee Chamber of Commerce Crazy Day 5K provide families with opportunities to participate together in fun fitness activities.
Magee’s community garden is located near the farmers’ market in the historic downtown area. The garden includes raised beds for planting and harvesting fresh fruits and vegetables. The raised garden beds provide comfortable gardening levels for all residents, including senior adults and children.
Healthy nutrition is one of the overall written strategic goals of the Simpson County School District. Magee school administrators and faculty members partner to promote learning environments focused on healthy eating and physical activity, which are essential for high academic achievement. The school district is aligned with the 2007 Healthy Students Act and engages in shared use activities with the municipality.
Plans for the $25,000 grant award include lengthening the walking trail, renovating the existing outdoor playground and exercise equipment, and upgrading the exercise equipment in the city employee fitness center.
OUR PHOTO GALLERY (Click
on image to view larger photo)
Welcome to Magee
Magee City Hall
Magee Police Department
Magee General Hospital
City of Magee Sportsplex
Magee General Hospital Annex
Magee Fire Department
Pioneer Health Services Corporate Headquarters
Magee Chamber Office & Civic Center
The City of Magee is ideally located in
Simpson county at the intersections of US
Highway 49 and Mississippi Highways 28 and
541, 41 miles SE of Jackson, 45 miles North
of Hattiesburg and 100 miles North of the
Magee's climate is generally mild with a
gradual change from season to season. Annual
mean temperature is 65.8 degrees and average
rainfall 56.9 inches.