Meet the Staff:
TIM BEELAND, Editor/Publisher
As editor and publisher, Tim is responsible for the overall operation of the newspaper and writes a weekly column.
A native of Newton, Miss., he began his newspaper career at the Clarksdale Press Register in Clarksdale, Miss. in 1984. He then served as advertising director for the Greenwood Commonwealth in Greenwood, Miss. before being named editor and publisher, in the late ‘80s, of the weekly Winona Times in Winona, Miss. and the Carrollton Conservative in Carrollton, Miss.
In 1996 he started the weekly Rankin Record in Flowood, Miss. and took over the reins of the Scott County Times in 2009. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University and the winner of multiple writing, photography and advertising awards.
Tim and his wife, Danny, have one grown daughter who is Deputy Director of the Public Education and Community Engagement Division of Mississippi State Attorney General’s office, and they split their time between a family home in Sebastopol, Miss. and their lake house at the Ross Barnett Reservoir.
KIM THORNTON, Office Manager/Classifieds/Legals/Subscriptions
As office manager, Kim is responsible for accounts payables and receivables as well as the classifieds, legals and subscriptions. She is a native of Raleigh and a graduate of Raleigh High School. She also attended Hinds Community College and Jones County Junior College. She began her newspaper career at The Scott County Times in May 2021. Kim has one daughter, Abby Grace, and a German Shepherd named Rebel who was imported from Serbia.