Our Staff


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.


Tim Geter, news editor


As news editor, Tim is responsible for assembling and producing the editorial content of the newspaper. He is a graduate of Newton County Academy and East Central Community College.


Melissa Geter, business development


As a business development specialist, 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.







Dorothy “Dot” Leonard of Trussville, Alabama passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Dot was a... READ MORE