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The Scott County Emergency Management Agency is sponsoring a Safety Expo that will be held at Gaddis Park in Forest on August 18 from 9 a.m. through 1 p.m.

Forest Rotary Club sponsored a Stuff the Bus project to benefit Forest and Scott Central elementary schools.

Forest Municipal School District will start the new school year with enhanced security as the school district continues to be proactive rather than reactive when it comes to ensuring the safety of all students.

Kalem United Methodist Church will celebrate its 90th anniversary on Sunday, August 5.

Central Mississippi Regional Library System introduced a new contest element to this year’s Summer Library Program —Beanstack, a Fitbit  for reading!

Forest Elementary School will begin the new year with a new principal at the helm. Tracy Adcock was hired by the Forest Municipal School District and officially started on July 1.

Just be nice, it works wonders


I have a simple saying that is one of the corner stones of my principals and personality when it comes to interacting with people. I don’t recall where I first heard this saying and I don’t recall from whom or where it came, but these words have had a profound impact on my life since hearing them almost two decades ago.

Arrest Report August 8

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center July 27 – August 3. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Darion Demon Body, 37, 129 Bradford St, Forest MS, DUI-Second Offense, Careless Driving, Drivers License-None, Warrant Served on City Case.

Maurine Holsen

Mrs. Maurine Holsen, age 82, and resident of Hickory passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at her home.

Funeral services were conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 from the Ott & Lee Funeral Home Chapel with her pastor, Rev. Gary Howse officiating under the direction of Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Forest.

Estelle Boxx

On July 25, 2018, Estelle Irby Boxx passed away after nearly 94 years of life.

Estelle was born on September 27, 1924 in Scott County to Amos and Letha Irby. She was the oldest of six siblings. She married the love of her life, Pete Boxx on November 30, 1945, and had two daughters, Dixie and Joyce.