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Scott County’s Distinguished Young Woman Kariana Simmons of Lake is among teens across Mississippi who will be representing their communities this week at the DYW of Mississippi competition in Mer
On July 10 U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith met with Andrew Warnsley, left, of Morton, one of two Mississippi youth delegates to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Children’s Congress.
The children of the youth group from Christian Triumph M.B. Church participated in a community service project during the month of June.
The vandals who destroyed property at the recently upgraded handicap accessible playground in Gaddis Park failed to harm the joy it brings children.
Waylon Crimm and Nate Reiss, members of Boy Scout Troop 63 of Forest recently participated in a 12 day backpacking trek at Philmont Scout Ranch, which is located in northeastern New Mexico from Ju

William Larry Sistrunk

William Larry Sistrunk was born on August 1, 1951 and went home to be with the Lord on July 5, 2019. He was the son of Willie Gene “Pete” Sistrunk of Sebastopol and Bobbie Nell Gainey Sistrunk of Morton both of whom preceded him in death. He married Carol Cooper of Morton on June 12, 1970.

Andy Boyte

Andy Boyte, age 50 and a longtime resident of Scott County, passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at his home.

Mike Sturrup

Mike Sturrup was born May 31, 1956 at Lackey Memorial Hospital, and passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at his residence at the age of 63. 

Arrest Report July 17

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center July 4 - July 10. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Derrick Harris, 28, 443 Graytown Rd, Lake, MS, DUI-First Offense.

Midway News


Softball practice is about to begin

Midway Park is preparing to practice soft ball with the children in the community.  Dewayne Cox, and Chiquita Myers have agreed to be coaches for the teams.  They will begin practice Thursday evening 5:00 pm at the park. You may contact Dewayne Cox (601-625-8782) for more practice schedules.