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The Scott County Distinguished Young Woman Program will be held Saturday night at the Livingston Center in Roosevelt State Park. Doors will open at 6:30, with the program beginning at 7:00.

 February is Library Lover’s Month, and the Friends of the Forest Public Library, along with members of the Forest Public Library staff, are pictured holding new nonfiction donations.

Young girls at Bettye Mae Jack Middle School in Morton now have an opportunity to be part of a mentoring group.

On January 23, Morton High School hosted a mid-year celebration to highlight the successes and achievements of the inaugural class of the MHS STAR Academy Program.

From the left, Dr. Joseph White, Superintendent, Mavis Dixon, Forest Elementary School Teacher of The Year and FES Principal Tracy Adcock.

We are sorry to learn of the death of young Tykey Bland who transitioned Thursday, January 24.  He was a 2017 graduate of Scott Central.

J.B. Jones

Mr. J.B. Jones, age 91, passed away Sunday February 3, 2019 at his residence in Lawrence, MS. Visitation was held Tuesday February 5, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Wolf Funeral Services in Lake, MS and Wednesday February 6, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 10:50 a.m.

Maybeth Lang

Mrs. Maybeth Lang, age 80, passed away on February 2, 2019 at her home.

Mrs. Maybeth was born in Lake, MS to Terrell and Tommie White. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and spending time with her family. She was a faithful member of Salem Baptist Church. She loved her Sunday School Class and her pastor. 

Gately Brashier

Services for Mr. Gately Brashier were held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, February 7, 2019, at Sulphur Springs Baptist Church. Burial was in the Church Cemetery. Rev. David Sartin and Rev. Randall Creel officiated.

Proby L. Gammill, Sr.

A celebration of life for Mr. Proby L. Gammill, Sr. was held at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, 2019 from the Ott & Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Military honors will follow at the interment at the MS Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Newton under the direction of Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Forest.