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.



This past week we met at the Capitol to continue the debate on how we would appropriate the funds from the CARES Act.

We met in different committees to discuss small businesses, education, rural internet, cities and counties, and unemployment. I was proud to be in the conversation in these meetings.

The old smokehouse


The remains of the old smokehouse sit just beyond our kitchen porch — The Kitchen Porch Cafe at Delialand it has been dubbed. The smokehouse was one of the victims of Hurricane Katrina when she unleashed her wrath on this area. The storm took out most of the trees around our house and laid part of a huge pecan on top of Smokey.

30 Plus Club

Congratulations to Sebastopol Attendence Center ACT 30+ Club, Davey Anthony, Son of Ron and Kristie Anthony; Madison McLemore, Daughter of Paul and Rebecca McLemore;  and  Brodie Denson, Son of Tommy and Leslie Denson.

Morton News


Announcements: The second/final We Care Missions Food Distribution for the month of May will be held on Friday, May 22 from 10 a.m.-12 noon at Morton United Methodist Church, 29 Church Street.

Forest News

Happy Birthday:

May 20: Joy Woods, Mrs. DC Smith, Mrs. RW Harrison, Don T. Smith, Vivian Robinson, James Lushina, Kib McKibbens, Margaret Ann McNeill, Randy Jones, Beverly Boutwell, Eric Burgess, Kim Risher.

Harperville News


Where there is a will, there is a way

Scott Central Attendance Center has proudly named the Valedictorian, Salutatorian, and Honor Graduates for the Class of 2020! These students have met the requirements as set forth by the Scott County School District to be recognized as Honor Graduates of Scott Central.

Sebastopol News


Church is back in the the building

Sympathy is extended to the family of Daniel Livingston.

Happy birthday to the following: Dale Boykin, Daretha Tate, Daniel Watkins, Rhonda Jones, Sara Burton, Jo Beth Fulton, Katie Corley, Jason Greene, Billy Mack Pace.

Happy anniversary to Tanya and Ricky Boler.

Pleasant Hill News


Healing The Nation

Announcements: Scott County School District has resumed their Grab and Go meals. Meals will be available on Mondays and Wednesdays. Free to children 18 years and younger. Adults can purchase meals for $3.50 each.