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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

July 4, 1776: one day and one document that changed the world

By JAMES PHILLIPS,

On July 2, 243 years ago, the Second Continental Congress voted in the affirmative to declare our long awaited American independence from Great Britain and its feudal tyrant King George III. This historic vote, and the resulting independence declaration, guaranteed an eminent invasion by the period’s most powerful military forces.



Take in the Fourth this year

By EMILY JACKSON,

Here it is again, staring us right in the face, my second favorite holiday, the Fourth of July. Second favorite because my love of haunted houses, scary movies, and costumes ranks Halloween number one with me. The Fourth runs a close second place though. The year is halfway over and Summer is in full swing.


Arrest Report July 3

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center June 20 – June 26. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Martha Anding, 64, 11371 Hwy 15 S, Union MS, Larceny-Bicycle-Under $1000.



Vera McNeece Thompson

Mrs. Vera Thompson, age 89, a resident of Forest passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Trend Healthcare in Carthage.  Visitation was held 5p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday, July 1, 2019 at Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Morton. Services were held at 10 a.m.


R.B. Johnson

R.B. Johnson, age 91, of Knoxville, formerly of Jackson, MS passed away June 25, 2019. R.B. was a member of Hardin Valley Freewill Baptist Church and former member of Hillcrest Independent Methodist Church in Forest, MS. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. R.B. was raised by stepfather, A.C.






Pleasant Hill News

By PEGGY LEWIS,

Independence Day 2019

Announcements: 4th of July Celebration at Roosevelt State Park. Flea Market Booths, Boat Parade at 7:00 p.m. and gigantic fireworks will start at 9:00 p.m.

CPR classes are being offered at Excel Community and Learning Center in Morton on July 20th 2019, 9-12:00 p.m. Cost $35.00



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