Brookhaven native Dickie Scruggs, a disbarred attorney, believes firmly in second chances. He will be 71 in May and served six years in prison on charges of attempting to bribe a federal judge after Hurricane Katrina. It was while locked away that he was forced to slow down and contemplate life. What he learned pushed him to create a program to better the lives of others and ultimately himself.
He will be sharing the story of SecondChanceMS, a non-profit program that promotes literacy among adults, at an event hosted by the Friends of the Library and Ole Towne Church. Tickets are $10 at the Lincoln County Public Library or at the door of Ole Towne Church. Proceeds from the event will go to the library to fund literacy programs.
The event held at the Ole Towne Church begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 8th, will be followed by a champagne reception.