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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.    


Bro. Marvis Leon Everett

Funeral services for Bro. Marvis Leon Everett were conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, 2018 from the Ott & Lee Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Steve Robinson and the Rev. Harold Laird officiating. Military honors were presented under the direction of the US Army Honor Guard.

Community Calendar

August 10

Forest Youth Sports Association is holding open registration for 2018 soccer until August 10. Forms can be picked up at the Gaddis Park office building on weekdays.

Deborah K. “Debbie” Derrick

Mrs. Deborah K. “Debbie” Derrick passed away Monday, July 23, 2018 at her residence in Morton, MS. Visitation was held Tuesday July 24, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Wolf Funeral Services in Morton, MS. Services were held Wednesday July 25, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Wolf Funeral Services Chapel in Morton, MS.

The Message


God promises to take care of us, and He won’t break His promises!

“Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

Jerry Hines

Mr. Jerry Hines, age 68 and a resident of Forest passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at St. Dominic Memorial Hospital in Jackson after a brief illness.

Morton News


Announcements: Morton Public Library schedule for August:  Preschool Story Time-Every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.(this months themes are-August 14 “Firefighters”, August 21 “The Lorax”, August 28 “Unicorns.” Kindergarten - 6th Grade “Make Your Own Comic Book” on Thursday, August 23 a at 5:00 p.m.


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



Arrest Report October 11

The following persons were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center September 27 – October 5. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law:
Crystal K. Watford, 34, 51 Young Hill Dr, Monticello, improper equipment, drug possession- methamphetamine, no driver’s license.