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Jada Marie McCrory

Mrs. Jada Marie McCrory, age 54, passed away Monday, July 30, 2018 at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Visitation was held Tuesday July 31, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday August 1, 2018 from 1:30 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. at Wolf Funeral Services in Morton, MS.

Thelma Keyes

Face uncertainty and keep moving forward

Good Morning / Evening!

“You have done many good things for me, Lord, just as You promised. I believe in your commands, now teach me good judgement and knowledge”. (Psalm 119:65-66)

Ringgold News


A Heartbreaker

I  am dedicating my space this week to children that are in the Foster Child Care System.  The following statements were taken from children in that system. Some were asked, “What do you want in a family?”

Lone Pilgrim News


Neighbor be Nice

On Sunday, August 5, 2018, Pastor Timothy Croff’s sermon was delivered from the book of Matthew, chapter 12 verses 36-37, subject: “Neighbor, be nice”.  Reverend Buckley read the Responsive Reading.    


Mississippi Bar honors Slaughter-Harvey for her lifetime of service

The Mississippi Bar presented Constance Slaughter-Harvey of Forest with its Lifetime Achievement Award during their 2018 Annual Meeting. The Bar presents the Lifetime Achievement Award to those individuals who have devoted service to the public, profession and the administration of justice over the span of a professional career. 

Arrest Report July 18

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center July 5 – July 11. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


James Willie McCoy, 29, 104 Kalem Trailor Park Rd, Morton MS, Disturbing the Public Peace.


Second Annual Toy Drive underway

The Scott County Sheriff’s Department began accepting donations Monday in their second annualy Sheriff’s Toy Drive. There is a drop off box at the Scott County Sheriff’s Department in the lobby which is open to the public 24 hours a day. There will be a small drop box at Petals & More in Forest.

Circuit Court

The Circuit Court of Scott County, Mississippi cases for trial under the Honorable Judge Collins. The following cases be set for trial and/or disposition in the February, 2018, term of Circuit Court of Scott County, Mississippi, as follow:

First Monday January 29, 2018



Lone Pilgrim News


‘Above all, be loving’

On Sunday, April 22, 2018, Pastor’s Croff message was delivered from the book of Hebrew, chapter 13 verse 17. His subject, “Stay in your place.” Reverend Buckley read the Responsive Reading.

Jerry E. Hunter

Services for Mr. Jerry E. Hunter, Jr. were held at 1:00 pm, Thursday, March 21, 2018, at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Sebastopol with burial in the Golden Grove Church of God Cemetery. Bro. Jason Price and Bro. Howell Thrash officiated.

Visitation was held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m, Wednesday, March 22, 2018, at Milling Funeral Home.

Forest News


Editor’s Note: Forest News Columnist Maybeth Ormond passed away late last week shortly after submitting this column. Our deepest sympathy to the family.

Happy Birthday

Forest News

Happy Birthday:

July 25 Susan Rhodes Black, Paula Chambers, Scottie Williams, Kitty Clarke, Heath Cooper, Margaret Chance, Jennifer Leigh Henderson, Zachary Adams, Randell Posey.