The work on resurfacing Hwy 80 through Forest is in full gear, and while the roadwork is causing traffic congestion and delays the end result is long overdue. While the work is moving along, the bridge repairs on the Hwy 35 railway overpass have still not started, and has no scheduled start date.
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The Mississippi Department of Education released its unofficial accountability results for the 2018-2019 school year Tuesday. These results assign an annual letter grade for both school districts as a whole, and individual schools within each district.
The first ever Mississippi Lottery tickets are expected to go on sell at all member retailers on December 1. The Mississippi Lottery Commission (MLC) announced that the December 1 opening day will include scratch-off lottery tickets only, with Powerball and Mega Millions tickets expected to begin sales in the first quarter of 2020.
Forest Public Library Branch Manager Dianne McLaurin is pictured receiving two 2019 book drive donations. Drew Kenna is presenting the check on behalf of Bank of Forest, and Janet Culpepper is presenting the check on behalf of the Forest Lions Club.
Dr. Jon Dray Lee, son of Tommy and Gale Lee of Forest, has joined the staff at MEA Primary Care Plus in Madison. Lee is a graduate of Forest High School and holds a Master’s Degree from Mississippi College. He received his medical degree from University of Mississippi Medical School and served a three-year residency there.
Members of the Morton Fire Department and first responders held a walk on September 11 to honor those citizens and emergency responders who lost their lives on 9/11. Members of the MFD pictured are, Ken Stephens, Cody Jackson, Jody Phillips, Nancy Rawson, Joel Davidon, Bryce Woitt and Gregg McMillan.
Lake High School announced its 2019 homecoming court. LHS will celebrate homecoming on September 20, at 6:30 p.m. before the home game versus Choctaw Central High School. Pictured here are the members of the 2019 homcoming court. Front row from the left, Landry LeBlanc, Reagan Clark, Arieanna Loper and Jalissa Qualls.
It would be incorrect to say “while thumbing through the latest edition of Publisher’s Auxiliary, I saw the story” since I didn’t have to “thumb.” It was plastered across the front page — “Annual readership survey confirms community newspaper readers are voters. Of course, we already knew that!
No matter what the doom-and-gloomers say, there is one fact I know to be an irrefutable certainty. Even on the very worst days, we are all blessed to be Americans.
Being an American means many things, but at the core I believe the will and want to help each other succeed is one of the shining characteristics of a true patriot.
Regarding Pastor Cartagena’s “Divided Society” article in the SCT last week:
You lock your car, your home, and your church when they are unattended, yet you do not understand that our United States, the freest, most generous nation on Earth, also requires protection?