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The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) released statewide results from the 2018-19 Mississippi Academic Assessment Program (MAAP).
Voters will again head to the polls for the party primary runoff elections on Tuesday, August 27.
The fourth Saturday in September is the day marked on the calendar for the 16th Annual Wing Dang Doodle Festival in Forest, and that day is quickly approaching.
Make no mistake, Sean Gerald accepted the job as head football coach at Morton High School to build a winning football program, but simply winning football games is not his only goal.
On August 7 Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) executed early morning raids at seven food processing plants across Mississippi.

Voters return to the polls Tuesday

Voters will again head to the polls for the party primary runoff elections on Tuesday, August 27. Voters will select their choices for party nominees for County Coroner Democrat, Supervisor Beat 1 Democrat, Supervisor Beat 2 Democrat, Governor Republican, Attorney General Republican and Central District Public Service Commissioner Democrat.






`Twas a dog day in August

By TIM BEELAND,

This is the “tail” of a rain dance by Henry and Henrietta as performed beneath the light of the shimmering moon. My apologies in advance to Clement Clarke Moore, the author of the original.

`Twas a dog day in August when all through the house not a creature was stirring — well maybe a mouse.








Mr. Troy C. Smith

Mr. Troy Smith, age 76, a resident of Pulaski, MS passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Visitation was held from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Monday, August 12, 2019 at Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Morton and 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.


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