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Arrest Report July 11

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center June 28 – July 4. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Deonte M. Towner, 22, 518 Valley St, Forest MS, PC-Robbery.

Classiness is not measured by success or wealth


Often classiness is believed to be related to one’s wealth, success, sophistication or overall status in life, or their lack thereof. During my walk-through life I have come to realize that classiness has nothing to do with someone’s standing in life and has everything to do with the selfless desire to make the world around you a better place.

Garbology 101


It is three-tenths of a mile from the end of my driveway down the dirt and gravel Pine Grove Road to Highway 21. Three-tenths of a mile. A little after 6:00 a.m. on the Fourth of July I decided to walk to the highway and back because I was more than a little perturbed on the eve of the Fourth  as I drove in from work.

Bobby Stroud

Mr. Bobby Stroud, age 76, passed away Sunday June 10, 2018 at his residence in Lake, MS. Visitation was held on Tuesday June 12, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. until 1:50 p.m. at Wolf Funeral Services in Lake, MS. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday June 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wolf Funeral Services Chapel in Lake, MS. Officiating was Rev.

Forest News

Happy Birthday:

July 11  Tobe Ivy Jr., Ronda Jones Henderson, Maurice Westberry, Mrs. John McGee, Lanay S. Russum, Ann Stringer Land, Haley Chance, Lee Pope, Lee Kurkendall

July 12  Mae Toudt, Steven Dean Windham, Rodney Jones, Steve Cox, Anna Lora McMurphy, Kimberly McDill Harrell, Lillian Clair Montgomery

Don Hall

Mr. Don Hall, age 70, passed away Thursday June 14, 2018 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, MS. Visitation was held on Saturday June 16, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. until 1:50 p.m. at Wolf Funeral Services in Morton, MS. Services followed at 2:00 p.m. at Wolf Funeral Services Chapel in Morton, MS. There was no graveside services.

Michael Douglas Hoard

Mr. Michael Douglas Hoard, age 55, passed away Wednesday June 20, 2018 at The Cancer Center in Newnan, GA. Visitation was held Monday June 25, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Wolf Funeral Services in Morton, MS. Services were held Tuesday June 26, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Morton, MS.


Midway News


Date changed for Youth Feeding Program

Midway Park is open with tables and playground equipment for the children. More is needed in the construction and operations of the park.  Fundraising will become an inevitable objective of the park.  When asked to give, please give as generous as you can. 

Maxine Craig

Mrs. Maxine Craig, age 91, passed away Thursday June 7, 2018 at her residence in Morton, MS. Visitation was held on Friday June 8, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Saturday June 9, from 8:30 a.m. until 9:20 a.m. at Wolf Funeral Services in Morton, MS. Funeral Services were held on Saturday June 9, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Valeria Alita Renfroe

After a lengthy battle with Alzheimer Disease, Valeria Alita Renfroe, 93, peacefully died on Tues. June 5, 2018 at Lackey Convalescent Home in Forest, MS with her family and friends by her side. Visitation was held on Thurs. June 7, 2018 from 12:45 p.m. -1:30 p.m. at Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Brandon, MS. Funeral Services were 1:30 p.m.

Lone Pilgrim News


Mass Choir rehearsal is June 23rd

On Sunday, June 17, 2018, Pastor Croff’s message was delivered from the 13th Chapter of the book of Hebrew, verse 8.  His subject: “Everybody is Somebody.”  Reverend Buckley read the Responsive Reading.  

Forest News

Happy Birthday:

June 27  Dr. Joe “Mitch” Mitchell, Sara Reifenberg, Pamela Bramlett, Janelle Brown, Kathy Bishop Britt, Karla Childs, Shelby Wolverton, Alison Benton, Spencer Rushing, Edward E. McCaughn, Mozelle Warren

Morton News


Announcements:  The second We Care Missions Food Distribution for the month of June is Friday, June 22 from 10 a.m.-12 noon at Fellowship Hall of Morton United Methodist Church, 29 Church Street.

Morton News


Announcements:  Reminder to begin celebration of the Independence Holiday by attending the  “Celebrating an Old Fashioned July 4th” program at First Baptist Church Morton on Friday, June 29 beginning at 6:00 p. m.


Signs with ECCC

Payton Rogers of the Forest High School football team signed with East Central Community College. Pictured with Payton are his dad, Trey Rogers, his sister, Alana Rogers and his momCarrie Rogers.


Forest News

Happy Birthday:


Dec. 27: Andy Stevens, Betty McDill, Scottie Ball, Margaret Thompson, Michael Harris, Wyatt Gerald,  Diane Logan, Jane Risher, Charles Derschuck, Patty Reynolds, Pat Rogers, Robin Aultman, T. W. Warren

Bearcats show out in 37-8 win over Kemper County


In their away game, the Forest Bearcats showed off their offensive and defensive chops against the Kemper County Wildcats last Friday night in a decisive 37-8 win. This most recent victory came at a crucial time for the Bearcats, which landed them a spot in the playoffs of the 2017 MHSAA Football Championships of the 3A division.


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