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Tommye Dee Waggoner

Mrs. Tommye Dee Waggoner, age 98, passed away Wednesday October 10, 2018 at Mississippi Care Center in Morton, MS. Visitation was held Friday October 12, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Saturday October 13, 2018 from 9:00 a.m until 9:50 a.m. at Wolf Funeral Services in Morton, MS.

Community Calendar

October 19

A gospel country singing will be held at 5:30 pm. every third Friday night at Nolan Sistrunk Pavilion, Sebastopol. Bring a dish for supper. For more information call Shirley Boxx at 601-564-1970 or Kenneth Graham at 601-562-6085 or Ted Alexander at 6041-728-9637.

October 20

Thelma Keyes

Pray for the victims of Hurricane Michael

Good Morning / Evening!

“So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27 NLT

Harperville News


Report Cards come out Thursday

While not exactly sweater-wearing fall weather, we did get some cooler temps and really beautiful days to enjoy during fall break. School resumed this week and reports cards will be given out to parents during open house from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 18th. 

Morton News


Announcements: The remaining date in October for the We Care Mission Food Distribution is Friday, October 26 at Fellowship Hall of Morton United Methodist Church, 29 Church Street from 10 a.m.-12 noon.  This month begins a new reporting period of eligibility for the distribution of food.  All who seek to participate must follow the criteria for

Lone Pilgrim News


Thanks to the Lone Pilgrim youth group

On Sunday, October 14, 2018, Pastor Croff’s message was delivered from the book of Romans, Chapter 6, verse 23, his subject: “What if I don’t wake up in the morning?” Reverend Buckley read the responsive reading.   


Arrest Report September 26

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center September 13 – September 19. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Dion Ratliff, 33, 46 Butane Rd, Morton MS, Contempt of Court.

ECMHC awarded $285K grant


East Central Mississippi Health Care in Sebastopol is a community health center that recently celebrated 40 years of providing care to local area residents. ECMHC of Sebastopol started treating patients in 1978 and has expanded its network of clinics to include locations in Walnut Grove, Philadelphia and Newton.

Morton falls to Pelahatchie Chiefs

The Morton Panthers made the trip east down highway 80 into Rankin County to face the Pelahatchie Chiefs last Friday night. The Chiefs scored on offense and defense and Morton lost three fumbles on the way to Pelahatchie dominating the Panthers in a 42-14 loss. The loss drops Morton to 1-5 on the season.


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


Teacher of the Year

Forest School District Teachers of the year awards from left are Lindsay White Middle School English teacher, Robin Sistruck was also recognized for being district teacher of the year for the elementary school, and Katherine Grisham who received the award for the High School


Sheriff’s Toy Drive

The Scott County Sheriff’s Department 2nd Annual Toy Drive is right on track and happening right now. They have a large drop off box in their lobby and it is open to the public 24 hours a day. There is also a small drop box at Petals & More in Forest.

Let the Season Begin

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the city of Forest. Tuesday, Renea Hurdle and George Taylor were caught on camera decorating the city’s Christmas tree downtown. The Forest Christmas Parade is December 1. See story on page 3.