Scott has a long history of service to his hometown
By JAMIE PATTERSON
While many of his peers were itching to get out of Yazoo City, Herbert Scott decided he would make the most of it and stick around.
“When I was coming up, most people hopped on a train and left Yazoo City right out of high school,” he said, with a smile. “They called you crazy if you wanted to stay here. But I think you should do whatever you can to improve where you are at the time. I wanted to do something to make it better here.”
At 88 years old, the Yazoo City native has never left his hometown. And it’s quite clear to see his mark on several community efforts. From education to preservation, Yazoo is lucky he didn’t jump on that train.
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