Today's Top Stories

The award-winning veteran journalist who leads Mississippi State’s public affairs office is receiving another accolade.

Imaging Services at Lackey Memorial Hospital is literally the place to go for all of our community’s Mammography needs. Lackey is the only hospital in Scott County that performs mammograms.

Forest Walmart Supercenter recognized three decades of dedicated service with a 30-year Anniversary Party for Nell Russum, Betty Bell and Annie Stowers last week.

Bobcats fall 40-20 at home

On their home field, the Sebastopol Bobcats lost 40 to 20 in their game against the Leake County Gators last Friday night.

“The times they are a-changin.”  So sang Bob Dylan back in 1964, but it would also seem to be true now in 2017. 

Jackie Calhoun displays a guitar signed by Jason Aldean that will be auctioned off Oct. 12 during a benefit at The Sandridge Barn in Lake. See ad on page 11 for details. Call Calhoun at 601-331-5187 for tickets. Jill Ware

Forestry Banquet Oct. 26

The Scott County Forestry Association Banquet will be held Thursday, October 26 at Roosevelt State Park Lodge.  Registration will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the meal and program beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Please call the Scott County Extension Office at 601-469-4241 by October 16 to register for the banquet.

Jail escapee captured

State inmate Gregory Trigg, who escaped from the Scott County Jail last weekend, has been captured and is back in prison.

Trigg, #R4245, was found in a motel in Hazlehurst and arrested without incident by local authorities. He was caught at 11:30 p.m. Monday at the motel. His identity was confirmed later.

Arrest Report October 11

The following persons were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center September 27 – October 5. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law:
Crystal K. Watford, 34, 51 Young Hill Dr, Monticello, improper equipment, drug possession- methamphetamine, no driver’s license.

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?