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 daughter who is a Marketing Specialist in the Mississippi State Treasurer’s office, and they split their time between a family home in Sebastopol, Miss. and their lake house at the Ross Barnett Reservoir.
Jill Ware, news editor
As news editor, Jill is responsible for assembling and producing the editorial content of the newspaper. She is a graduate of Sebastopol Attendance Center, East Central Community College and Mississippi State University.
Melissa Geter, advertising sales
As advertising sales consultant, Melissa is responsible for helping businesses with their advertising needs as well as layout and design of individual advertisements. A Lake resident, she began his career with The Scott County Times in 2017.
CINDY HARRELL, office manager/classifieds/legals/subscriptions
As office manager, Cindy is responsible for accounts payables and receiveables as well as the classifieds, legals and subscriptions. She is a native of Forest and a graduate of Forest High School. She began her newspaper career The Scott County Times in January of 2016.