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As the COVID-19 virus continues to infect more and more Mississippians — including at least three presumed positive coronavirus cases in Scott County at press time Tuesday — area businesses, gover
The East Central Community College Board of Trustees has named college alumnus Dr. Brent Gregory as the ninth president of the two-year institution in Decatur.
At a recent meeting of Pi Chapter Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Jamie O'Cain was presented the Pi Chapter Grant-In-Aid.
These area educators recently attended the annual High School Counselors’ Workshop at East Central Community College in Decatur, where they were provided information on academic transfer, career-t
Freshman pre-dental major Olivia Adams, center, of Philadelphia was crowned East Central Community College’s Most Beautiful 2020 at the college’s annual beauty pageant March 9 in Huff Auditorium o

Forest News

Happy Birthday:

March 18: Audrey Thrash, Stevie Stevens, Verda Harrison, Lea Ann Wright Craig, Joe C. Bradford, Jr., Cindy Watkins, Joyce Harrison, Peggy Shields, William Harrell, Meredith Dickson, Chase Gaddis, Adam Austin.


Union Grove/ Steele News

By BRENDA BOBBITT,

Wash your hands often

Thanks to all who came out and worshipped at Union Grove UMC Annual Spring Revival.  This Sunday, March 22, we will host our annual Men’s Day Program. Our very own Pastor EJ Shepard will be the speaker for the event.  We pray to see you there.




Ringgold News

By SIBYL GORDY,

Panic in America

We probably thought that rotten politics was the worst thing that could happen to us! It is pale compared to the sudden health pandemic. The hoarding extreme amounts of household products, hand sanitizers, mask, etc. is unheard of. One person bragged they had a year’s supply of toilet tissue!



Legacy mentees enjoy Spring Break CARE Camp and Wildlife Camp

By CONSTANCE SLAUGHTER-HARVEY,

Our hearts are saddened with the transition of Mrs. Kimberly Spivey Ickom who was fatally injured in an accident Sunday, March 8th. Our prayers are with her family, especially her husband, Larry Ickom and children, Bianca Spivey, Jeremiah Spivey and Fanca Spivey. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.


Mr. Willie M. Graham

Services for Mr. Willie M. Graham were held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, March 14, 2020 at White Plains Holiness Assembly. Burial was at White Plains Holiness Assembly Cemetery. Bro. Mitchell Graham, Bro. Ricky Boler and Bro. Brett Cooper officiated.



Sue Jones

Mrs. Sue Jones age 80, passed away Monday March 9, 2020 at UMMC in Jackson, MS. A Celebration of Life Service was held on Saturday March 14, 2020 at Ephesus Baptist Church with a visitation at 10:00 AM and service at 11:00 AM. Dr. Kevin L. Jones officiated with Joyce Everett as organist and Karen Park Smiley as soloist.


Opal Hardy Anderson

On January 17, 2020, Opal Hardy Anderson, loving mother and grandmother went home to be with the Lord.   Opal was born August 31, 1942, in Forkville, Mississippi to John Jay Hardy and Juanita Ponder Hardy. She leaves behind her daughter, Terri Anderson Coleman and husband Max, son, Bailey Anderson III and wife Laura,



Arrest Report March 18

The following individuals were taken in to custody and booked in to the docket at the Scott County Jail between March 6 and March 12, 2020. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

3/6 Timothy P Stuart, 7019 Hwy 13 S, Morton – Possession of Meth-Felony



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