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The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) released statewide results from the 2018-19 Mississippi Academic Assessment Program (MAAP).
Voters will again head to the polls for the party primary runoff elections on Tuesday, August 27.
The fourth Saturday in September is the day marked on the calendar for the 16th Annual Wing Dang Doodle Festival in Forest, and that day is quickly approaching.
Make no mistake, Sean Gerald accepted the job as head football coach at Morton High School to build a winning football program, but simply winning football games is not his only goal.
On August 7 Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) executed early morning raids at seven food processing plants across Mississippi.

Comments can be cruel

By TIM BEELAND,

We already knew there was a whole lot of hate in this world, but until last week I didn’t realize just how much could be found right here in Scott County. It started with the raids on chicken-processing plants in Sebastopol and Morton, but that’s not where in the hate lies.




Fight night and pea blanching

By EMILY JACKSON,

This weekend was one of those weekends were there was not much accomplished. I have not been feeling so great lately after a few blood pressure issues. This weekend I tried to get out and do a couple things which ended with me feeling pretty bad, but it is Monday and I am here with a looming deadline for the next special edition.




Arrest Report August 14

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center August 1 -August 8. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Chancellor Solomon, Jr., 37, 268 Decatur-Conehatta Rd, Newton MS, Drivers License-Suspended Traffic, Insurance-Failure to Show Proof Liability.








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