Today's Top Stories

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.

Thelma Keyes

There is always hope in God

Good Morning/Evening!

“Yes You are my rock and fortress; therefore for Your name’s sake lead me and guide me.”  Psalm 31:3

Residents Salute 2020 Graduates Via Social Distancing


We are sorry to learn of the transition of Mr. Enoch Earl McCurdy, Sr., on May 18th.  Graveside services were held Friday, May 22nd at Sylvester U. M Church with Pastor E. J. Shepard officiating. Our prayers are with his family especially his children.  Evans Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Message


The power of thankfulness, praise and worship!

“O Come Let Us Adore Him.”

“Lord, You are my God; I will exalt You and praise Your name, for in perfect faithfulness You have done    wonderful things, things planned long ago.” (Isaiah 25:1)

“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.  Praise the Lord.”  (Psalm 150:6)

Morton News


Announcements: The MSU/Scott County Extension Service, while not opening the office at this time, would like for the public to know that someone on the staff will be happy to provide advice, answer questions and continue to support agriculture, gardening, forestry, 4-H, MHV and all other county/ community services by calling 601-469-4241.

Forest News

Happy Birthday:

May 27: Charles Herron, David Corban, Micah Hendry, Talmadge Reeves, Marshall Hollingsworth, Melissa Ann Gibbs, Dianne Sharp, Ryan Tyler Sims.

Senate Report


Your Senate went back to the Capitol last week to work on help for small businesses. Senate Bill 2772 was passed to create a $300 million relief package for small businesses forced to shut down because of COVID-19.