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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.


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“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago”.  Ephesians 2:10

Volunteers handle the bulk of the work at Crudup Ward Food Pantry


The Crudup Ward Food Pantry located in the Crudup Ward building on Longview Street, just off Hill Street in Forest has been providing for those in need with low income since 2005.

“So many people without income and those who have a job but are paid with a low salary are helped through this wonderful program,” Mammie Crudup said.

John Johnson joins ECCC Board

John Johnson of Morton is the newest member of the East Central Community College Board of Trustees, representing Scott County.

A 1978 graduate of East Central Junior College, Johnson was recently appointed by the Scott County Board of Supervisors to fill the spot of Vernon Crotwell who retired after 29 years of service on the board.