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The fourth annual “Women in Rotary” celebration and awards luncheon was recently held at the Country Club of Jackson.

Luke Reynolds is ready for the 2019 baseball to get underway.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has closed the right lane of the Higway 35 overpass in Forest due to damage discovered during a routine bridge inspection.

Forest Municipal School District has announced their selection for Parent of the Year — Chiquita Lofton-Wilson, who was nominated by Forest High School Principal, Kim Shoemaker.

Fannie Porter and Beverly Gatewood Pope were inducted into the Scott Regional Hospital 2019 Hall of Fame during the Milestone Ceremony and Reception held in February.

In February, retired teachers, coaches, administrators, and superintendents of Scott County were honored with a luncheon at Bettye Mae Jack Middle School.








Arrest Report March 20

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center March 7- March 13. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Lettie W Beemon, 70, 29 Seven St, Forest, MS, Drugs-Possession of Marijuana 1st Offense, Drugs-Possession Schedule I.



100th Birthday

Happy 100th Birthday to Mrs. Estella Fountain. Her birthday was Sunday, March 10 and was celebrated on Saturday March 9 at Kat’s Kave in Forest with family and friends.

 


Joyce Harrison celebrates 99 years

Ms. Joyce Harrison was born on March 18, 1920 in Jasper county Mississippi. She attended school in Jasper county until she graduated and moved on to attend the University of Southern Mississippi where she got her degree in Home Economics. She taught Home Economics in Ringold and Sebastopol for over 32 years until she retired in 1982.



Lackey Hospital Auxiliary news

The Lackey Hospital Auxiliary met Thurs., March 14. President Lorry Blackwell called the meeting to order and welcomed new member, Helen Hawkins.  Business discussion included providing magazines for the waiting rooms, decorating the bulletin board and patient gifts which are given for some holidays.


Signs with East Mississippi

Vantasia Duncan signed her letter of intent to continue her basketball career at East Mississippi Community College recently. Vantasia is a future graduate of Forest High School where she has received the LaShonda Ford award, Scott County Tourney MVP, All-District as well as All-State recognition, and various other athletic awards.


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Obituaries

Services for Edna Ezell were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Milling Funeral Home... READ MORE