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By FRISKY ROLAND,

Announcements:  Bro. William Beggiani, Sr. and the congregation of Independence United Methodist Church will host a revival on July 22, 23 and 24. Guest speakers and times are Sunday, July 22-Rev. Kelly Pope at 6:00 p.m.; Monday, July 23-Rev. Patsy Twiner at 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday, July 24-Rev. James Twiner at 7:00 p.m.





The Message

By PASTOR BILL MYERS,

He will answer your prayers

Are you feeling lonely?  Abandoned?  Do you feel forgotten by God? Was His answer the opposite of what you had wanted and prayed for?  Have you cried out, “Where are you God?” or “Why God?”





Lone Pilgrim News

By JOSIE GAMMAGE,

Choir Day is July 29 at 2:00 p.m.

On Sunday, July 15, 2018, Reverend Buckley’s message was delivered from the book of Exodus, chapter 4, verses 10-13. His subject: “Lord, Why me?” Pastor Croff read the Responsive Reading.  

Upcoming Events: Reverend Buckley’s ordination will be held on July 22nd at 2 p.m.. 


20 Years of Service

During a recent awards ceremony, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) recognized employees for their years of continuous service to the agency. The executive director and the Mississippi Transportation Commission thank these employees for their hard work and dedication to the agency.


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What's wrong with Forest?

By JOHN B. WINDHAM,

Dear Editor:

Well, the sad, undeniable truth is — Forest is dying!  So, now, the more important question becomes — Why is Forest dying? The answers to why Forest is dying may be a little too much for just one ‘letter to the editor’, but we can start with the #1 cause that Forest is dying — Forest is a Sanctuary City. 





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.



Arrest Report July 4

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center June 21 – June 27. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

John Dillion Alford, 25, 330 MC Lum Rd, Morton MS, Multi-Count.


Arrest Report June 20

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center June 8 – June 14. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Courtney Jones, 27, 3195 Bealman Rd. Dekalb MS, Molesting – Touching Child for Lustful Purposes.



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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

 









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District Champs

The  Morton Lady Panthers Softball won District Champs 8-0. The Lady Panthers beat Yazoo County April 17 to clinch title. The Lady Panthers faced Columbia High School in the first round of the playoffs. Game 1 was Tuesday at Columbia but results were not available at press time.


Ruby Doris Delcomyn

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Doris Delcomyn were conducted at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, January 5, 2018 from the Liberty Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Holmes officiating. Interment followed in the Liberty Cemetery under the direction of Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Forest.



Roy L. Thomas

Roy L. Thomas, 79, of Darwin Ave., Glens Falls, New York, passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Glens Falls Hospital. 

Born July 26, 1938 in Forest, Mississippi, he was the son of the late Deroy and Julia (Hardy) Thomas.


Arrest Report June 13

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center May 31 – June 6. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Howard L. Smith, 20, 119 Rose Street, Forest MS, Contempt of Court/Failure to pay fines/restitution



Halloween in the Park

Morton residents dressed in all sorts of Halloween costumes enjoyed Halloween in the Park at  Farris Park Saturday. Pictured are a couple of spooky figures from the evening captured by photographer Billy Freeman.


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