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Senate Bill will help cities with cleanup of rundown property


Senate Bill 2607 would offer cities relief by expediting the rapid cleanup of rundown properties. It would allow cities to clean small parcels of rundown property less than one acre in size for which the city spends $250 or less. It would allow up to four cleanings a year for cities with populations of 25,000 or more.

Wayne Kyzar

Funeral services for Mr. Wayne Kyzar were conducted Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. from the Ott & Lee Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dan Henry officiating.

Arrest Report February 14

The following persons were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center January 30 - February 7 . All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 Melvyn Figueroa,39, 16823 Watering Oaks Lane Houston TX, misd - no drivers license, other - hold for other agency

Patsy Lou Ridings Robertson

Patsy Lou Ridings Robertson, age 81, passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2018. Visitation was  held Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at Breeland Funeral Home in Canton, MS from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m.  Funeral Services were held February 8 at 10:00 a.m.


SCSD Teachers of The Year


The Scott County School District recently named their Teachers of the Year. Pictured from front left are Michelle Gibbs, Lake High School; Debbie Burnham, Forest-Scott County Career Center and District Teacher of The Year; Melandy Henry, Sebasopol High; Marilyn Maseda, Morton High; and Tina Ware, Morton 3rd-4th.

Top Administrators

Scott County School District Administrators of the Year are, from left, Scott Wells, High School; Lee Killen, District Administrator of the Year; and Marylynn Crotwell, Elementary.

Red Rose Award

At the January meeting of Pi Chapter Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, the chapter Red Rose Award was presented to Lisa Seale, left, principal of Lake Elementary School. The award is presented each year to an outstanding woman in her community who has benefited education and the status of women in educational roles.

Graduates Basic

U.S. Air Force Airman Hope K. Curry, right, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Morton News


Announcements:  Don't forget to enjoy a meal of Homemade Soups and Dessert at Excel Learning Center, 383 South Fourth Street, Morton from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 1.  Dine in or take out your meal. Price depends on your choice of items offered.


Second Annual Toy Drive underway

The Scott County Sheriff’s Department began accepting donations Monday in their second annualy Sheriff’s Toy Drive. There is a drop off box at the Scott County Sheriff’s Department in the lobby which is open to the public 24 hours a day. There will be a small drop box at Petals & More in Forest.

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



Back on the soap box(s) again


It happened again Monday just after 7:00 a.m. while on my way to work. The traffic signal facing me at the intersection of Hillsboro Street and Hwy. 80 in Forest turned green. I was on Hillsboro so that means the light had to be red on the side the folks traveling on Highway 80 were on. Everyone knows that, right?