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The Mississippi Economic Council and the M.B. Swayze Foundation has announced that Morton High School’s STAR Student is Garren Jackson Barnes.
Last week Governor Tate Reeves announced the launch of the Back to Business Mississippi Grant Program website to help small businesses receive financial support quickly to recover from the economi
With the passing of Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer, life in a pandemic world is different, but some local officials think it is beginning to improve.
The following individuals were taken in to custody and booked in to the docket at the Scott County Jail between April 17 and May 14, 2020.
With in-person meetings on hold for now due to COVID-19, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) continues to offer online litter prevention programs for children and families.

Rebecca “Becky” Duncan Beard

Rebecca “Becky” Duncan Beard, born December 15, 1953, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2020, peacefully in her home.  A visitation was held at Independence Methodist Cemetery in Morton, MS from 3:15 PM until 4:00 PM on Thursday May 7, 2020 with a graveside service following. Pastor Sheila Cumbest officiateed.

Rev. J.O. Walker

Reverend J.O. Walker, 94, of Mendenhall, Mississippi, passed peacefully from his earthly home to his heavenly home on Friday, May 8, 2020, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born Saturday, December 26, 1925, in Branch, Mississippi, in Scott County.

A private family visitation was held on Monday, May 11, 2020.

The Message


God forgives us! Let’s forgive others!

“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” (Colossians 3:13)

Garden Club News

On May 1, Dana Moore and Glenda Bradshaw of the Forest Garden Club did not allow the Coronavirus to stop them from preparing vases of roses for residents and staff of the Lackey Convalescent Home which has been an annual event. Roses and greenery were gathered from Dana and Glenda’s home gardens.

Morton News


Announcements: Scott county School District will continue the Grab and Go food service on Mondays and Wednesdays free to children 18 years and younger. Mondays, two breakfast meals and two lunches.

Forest News

Happy Birthday:

May 13: Kyle Stuart, Adeline Ferguson, Ricky Schaefer, Myron E. Smith, Jill Mayes, Angela Richardson, Cherie Hardin.

May 14: Iva Dee Bonderant, Eddie Makaffey, Fran Stanton, Millie Johnson, Byron Rushing, Vern Peterson, Jim Ashmore, Justin Robert Burns, Jana Johnson, Patti Gaddis.

Pleasant Hill News


Go-Between Prayer

Announcements: The Morton Vocational/Bettye Mae Jack School Reunion that was planned for July 9, 10&11 of 2020 has been cancel due to COVID-19.

The Scott County Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony has been rescheduled for July 25, 2020.