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Circuit Court

The Circuit Court of Scott County, Mississippi cases for trial under the Honorable Judge Collins. The following cases be set for trial and/or disposition in the February, 2018, term of Circuit Court of Scott County, Mississippi, as follow:

First Monday January 29, 2018


County schools’ energy savings renovations are 87 percent complete


Scott County School District started making renovations to improve building energy efficency during the first week of June last year. After seven months of renovations included in the $4.17 million energy savings performance contract (ESPC), Johnson  Control has completed 87 percent of the projects.

Milestone #85


When a person is in their 80s, wouldn’t you say it is safe to assume that every birthday is a milestone? My dad, Harmon Drexil “Joe” Beeland, hits his 85th milestone this coming Sunday. 

Forest News

Happy Birthday:

Jan 24   Bob Tadlock, Gregory Cooksey, David McCann, Danny Sistrunk, Richard Creel, Amy Jones, Ashley Jones, Dawn Bradford, John Neely, Austin Henderson, Alan Gaddis

Mrs. Agnes T. Miley

Mrs. Mary Agnes Thomas Miley, age 93, a resident of Pulaski passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family.  Visitation was held from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Morton.  Services were held at 2 p.m.


Accidents on rain slickened highways cause delays on Interstate 20, Hwy. 35

Two unrelated accidents on rain slickened highways within the city of Forest caused major traffic delays just after noon on Monday.

The first accident, pictured above, on Interstate 20 at the 89 mile maker near the Forest exit blocked both lanes of eastbound traffic after an 18 wheeler carrying flipped across the highway.

Morton News


Announcements:  Central MS Regional Library Systems local (Scott County) libraries will resume regular library hours on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. following holiday closures on Monday, December 25 and Tuesday, December 26,  and will be closed on New Years Day, Monday, January 1, 2018 with hours resuming on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

Not enough school teachers

Mississippi has an acute shortage of school teachers, especially in impoverished districts, and it’s tempting to look at stopgap measures to alleviate the problem.

But lowering the requirements to get a license to teach isn’t the way to do it.

Ringgold News


Getting ready for New Year’s Day

It’s almost here! Happy New Year! We have been told to be sure not to eat rich foods on this holiday as it will bring us “bad luck”. We are supposed to eat Black Eyed Peas, cabbage, collards, hog jowl and old fashioned cornbread. (Jiffy mix bread will do no good)