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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.

Senate Report


Your Senate returned from recess last Friday to take up concerns regarding federal COVID-19 emergency funding through the CARES Act.  Senate Bill 2772 was taken up by the House and was passed by a unanimous vote after an amendment was offered. The bill was then returned to the Senate for concurrence which was approved by a near unanimous vote.

Desperate times, desperate measures


Like many folks, wife Danny and I didn’t do much “getting out” before the pandemic put a basic stop to any “getting out.” These days, though, being told that we can’t go to favorite restaurants, and knowing that we may never be able to go to some establishments that don’t survive the quarantine, makes us feel like we used to “go” a whole lot.

Morton News


Announcements: Mayors Prayer Breakfast and Morton Day in the Park might be rescheduled at a later date, but were cancelled due to the Covid-19 virus threat.

We Care Mission Food Distribution in May will be held on Friday, May 8 and Friday, May 22 at Morton United Methodist Church, 29 Church Street, beginning about 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

Pleasant Hill News



Announcements: The Morton Vocational/Bettye Mae Jack School Reunion that was planned for July 9-11 of 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

The Scott County Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony has been rescheduled for July 25, 2020.

Midway News


Looking for garden space

I hope those who have received their stimulus checks are enjoying them. You have made good choices on how to spend this money. I read that if your income tax check was mailed, you would not get your stimulus check until May.