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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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
We are sorry to learn of the death of Mrs. Vera Qualls Jordan who transitioned Monday, June 24th at the home of her sister, Shelia Qualls. Memorial services were held Saturday, June 29th at 11:00 a.m. at Union Grove M. B.
Have a safe holiday
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