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The Mississippi Economic Council and the M.B. Swayze Foundation has announced that Morton High School’s STAR Student is Garren Jackson Barnes.
Last week Governor Tate Reeves announced the launch of the Back to Business Mississippi Grant Program website to help small businesses receive financial support quickly to recover from the economi
With the passing of Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer, life in a pandemic world is different, but some local officials think it is beginning to improve.
The following individuals were taken in to custody and booked in to the docket at the Scott County Jail between April 17 and May 14, 2020.
With in-person meetings on hold for now due to COVID-19, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) continues to offer online litter prevention programs for children and families.

Barnes named STAR Student

The Mississippi Economic Council and the M.B. Swayze Foundation has announced that Morton High School’s STAR Student is Garren Jackson Barnes.

Barnes is the son of Dan and Marsha Barnes of Ludlow. He is the grandson of Jack and Peggy Barnes of Ludlow and the late Dick and Martha Livingston of Pulaski.


State relaxes social distancing measures in Scott County

By TIM BEELAND PHOTO BILLY FREEMAN,

Last week Governor Tate Reeves announced the launch of the Back to Business Mississippi Grant Program website to help small businesses receive financial support quickly to recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19 and at the same time removed the mandatory face masks in public guidelines for Scott, Leake, Newton and Atalla counties.






Senate Report

By TYLER MCCAUGHN,

This week at your Capitol, the Senate began with a hearing on the budget outlooks for the fiscal year.  Unfortunately, the outlook is bleak for the months of March, April, May, and June.  As expected, the sharp plummet into the current recession has caused substantial shortfalls in the expected revenues. We heard from State Economist, Dr.









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