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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


Arrest Report March 11

The following individuals were taken in to custody and booked in to the docket at the Scott County Jail between February 28 and March 5, 2020. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

2/28 NO BOOKINGS

2/29 Kelvin D. Johnson, 117 Bradford Ln, Forest – No Driver’s License/No Insurance



‘Best teacher ever’

A Forest High School teacher has been selected as Mississippi’s 3rd Congressional District Teacher of the year. April Lang, who is Forest Municipal School District Teacher of the Year, is now in the running for Mississippi Teacher of the year. Lang teaches Foundations to Algebra and Algebra I.




Guard unit to deploy this week

Local men and women from the Mississippi Army National Guard will be deploying this weekend.

Newton’s 1st Battalion, 204th Air Defense Artillery Regiment is leaving for two different missions this week. The Newton regiment also has batteries located in Forest, Morton and Bay Springs.





Willie and his ‘Circle’ of friends

When you live in the country where you’re lucky to have one bar of cellular service most days, and you have no Internet service, and your house is located an equal — and very far — distance from the broadcast towers of the television stations that service both the East Central and West Central Mississippi markets and you have antenna-only telev



sophomore Cheerleaders Recognized

Sophomore members of the East Central Community College Cheerleading Squad were honored during the basketball games against Southwest in February. Shown during the recognition ceremony are cheerleader sponsor Pauline Karcher,  Logan Tadlock, Andrew Sullivan, Richard Horton, Andrew Harrell, Brianna Dailey, and Jada Autman. EC Photo


Runnels Receives Non-Traditional Student Tuition Scholarship at EC

Brian Runnels of Morton was recently awarded a Non-Traditional Student Tuition Scholarship at East Central Community College in Decatur. The non-traditional student tuition scholarship is available to qualified Mississippi residents 23 years of age or older at the time of initial enrollment and who enroll full-time at ECCC.


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