Today's Top Stories

With the help of Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) the Scott County School District has secured a $900,000 grant for a child intervention program that helps students who may have fallen behind in certain areas in school.

Keeping the roads of Mississippi clean for some residents in the county has become an annual tradition.

Forest’s Dylan Grayson celebrates a home run with his teammates during the Bearcat’s 13-6 victory over Scott Central last Saturday. Forest travels to Southeast Lauderdale next Tuesday. The Rebels head to Ethel tomorrow, Thursday.


A teacher is a part of a student’s life that is critical. Students, especially in high school, are being molded to achieve and become successful adults and it takes teachers like Jo Marler to help mold students into productive  citizens.

Sebastopol catcher, Mike Harper, makes the tag on Forest’s Dylan Grayson in last week’s inter-county diamond action. The Bobcats defeated the Bearcats in a close one, 5-4.


Jennifer Bell French and son, Luke, celebrating Dr. Seuss week at Morton Elementary.


Thelma Mae Gardner

Thelma Mae Gardner, 96, a resident of Union, MS passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2018 in Union, MS. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Forest, MS. Visitation was from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  Rev. Clint Johnson and Rev. Howell Thrash officiated.

Helen T. Lee

Helen Tadlock Lee, 95 passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Lackey Memorial Hospital in Forest. Services were Friday, March 2, 2018 at Forest Baptist Church with burial in Eastern Cemetery in Forest. Dr. Gordon Sansing and Dr. Joe Pate officiated. Harold Harris and Gordon Sansing provided the music.

Morton News


Announcements:  We Care Missions Food Distribution dates for March are Friday, March 9 and Friday, March 16 from 10:00 a.m.-12 noon at Fellowship Hall of Morton United Methodist Church, 29 Church Street.  Those eligible for the program must have all required documentation with them.

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

Lone Pilgrim News


Welcome J.P. Tucker

On Sunday, March 4, 2018, Pastor Timothy Croff’s message was delivered from the book of Isiah, chapter 60 verse 1.  His subject, “Neighbor get up.”  Reverend Buckley performed Responsive Reading. The Lone Pilgrim church family welcomed in a new member, Brother J. P. Tucker.