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Scott County’s Distinguished Young Woman Kariana Simmons of Lake is among teens across Mississippi who will be representing their communities this week at the DYW of Mississippi competition in Mer
On July 10 U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith met with Andrew Warnsley, left, of Morton, one of two Mississippi youth delegates to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Children’s Congress.
The children of the youth group from Christian Triumph M.B. Church participated in a community service project during the month of June.
The vandals who destroyed property at the recently upgraded handicap accessible playground in Gaddis Park failed to harm the joy it brings children.
Waylon Crimm and Nate Reiss, members of Boy Scout Troop 63 of Forest recently participated in a 12 day backpacking trek at Philmont Scout Ranch, which is located in northeastern New Mexico from Ju

Marreta White Sparks

Marreta White Sparks was welcomed by her Savior into eternal life on June 11, 2019. She battled a courageous fight with Alzheimer’s Disease for the past eight years. She is now free from her sickness and disease and no longer carries the burdens of this mortal life.

Arrest Report July 10

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center June 28 – July 3. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Steven Vardaman Savell, 44, 305 McRaven St, Union MS, False Pretense, Contempt of Court, Hold for Other Agency.



The Sebastopol Public Library will have a bus to “stuff” with school supplies throughout July. Donate in any way you can to help students who may not be able to get what they need for the new school year. Tuesday, August 6, 5:00 p.m., will be a Back to School Party and we will hand out supplies.

July 11

Morton News


Announcements: Morton MHV Club wishes to extend gratitude to Mrs. Joanie, owner of Sam's Diner, for going the “Extra Mile” in allowing the club to have the regular June Club Meeting in the restaurant.

Forest News

Happy Birthday:

July 10:  Bill Loper, Virgie Sanderson, Mrs. R. W. Harrison, Nova Henderson, Kent Parish, George Wallace, Jordan Fairley, Curtis Lehr, Amanda Long, Clark Evans, Lisa Sorey.

Thelma Keyes

Put your love to work

Good Morning/Evening!

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.”  Matthew 5:16 NRSV