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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.


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.

Library hosts Tour the Town to celebrate Mississippi’s Bicentennial and Scott Co MS Genealogical’s 20th Anniversary

On Sunday, October 22, Forest Public Library hosted a Tour the Town event. This program celebrated the Mississippi Bicentennial and the 20th Anniversary of the Scott County Mississippi Genealogical and Historical Society.

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


Forest News

Happy Birthday:

March 14:  John Tyree, Jr., Randy Woods, W. A. Pogue, Catherine Huckabey, Leiah Gilbert Bridges, Roger McDaniel, James Gibbs.

March 15:  Sheila Rushing, John Allen Roby, Shawn Gunderson, Charles Rogellio, Jr., Jonathon Huff, Anna Gaddis

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.

Marines march across Mississippi


On October 16 two Marines, Gabriel Vasquez and Jason Bailess, embarked on a 155 mile “Ruck” across Mississippi, trekking from the Alabama state line to the Mississippi River, in only five days, to raise awareness and support in the battle against Veteran Suicide and Veteran Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD

ECCC Warrior Football lands three players on All-State, All-Region Teams

East Central Community College freshman defensive back Keonte’ Daniels has been named to both the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges First Team All-State South Offense and the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 23 First Team Offense for his play during the recently completed 2017 season.

Signs With Alcorn

Kodi Travis of the Forest High School football team signed with Alcorn State University. Pictured with Kodi are his dad, Walter Travis, his mom, Furlinda Travis and James Bo Clark and Earnest Love.