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Announcements: The second We Care Missions Food Distribution will be held on Friday, March 16 from 10 a.m.-12 noon at the Fellowship Hall of Morton United Methodist Church, 29 church Street.

Bruce Michael Reiss, Sr.

Bruce Michael Reiss, Sr., 72, of Forest, MS, passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at University Medical Center in Jackson, MS.

He was born in Danville, IL, on November 29, 1945, to Ralph Reiss and Charlotte Unger (who later married Bill Kitchen).

He married Marilyn Murdock in Danville, on May 14, 1965.

Home Run


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.



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

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.

A Photographic Memory


Art is a world within its own universe. Its the ability to create the expressions and perpetuity of entities that surround the artist.

In the second grade Allen Cooks like all artists had a vivid imagination. His young mind could grasp the image and store it.

This is one whale of a story


Once upon a time many years ago animals unimaginable  roamed this earth leaving behind links into history with their bones buried beneath the surface, today known as fossils.

According to Webster, fossils are the remains or impressions of a prehistoric organism preserved in petrified form or as a mold or cast in rock.


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



Jail escapee captured

State inmate Gregory Trigg, who escaped from the Scott County Jail last weekend, has been captured and is back in prison.

Trigg, #R4245, was found in a motel in Hazlehurst and arrested without incident by local authorities. He was caught at 11:30 p.m. Monday at the motel. His identity was confirmed later.

Arrest Report November 1

The following persons were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center October 19 – 26. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law:
Chirstoper A Patrick, 41, 131 Wash Dr, Forest, misd – drugs-possession marijuana 1st offense