Today's Top Stories

The Forest Municipal School District Board of Trustees made the announcement last week that they have hired a new superintendent to lead the school system.

Staff members and residents at MS Care Center in Morton kicked off the annual celebration of National Nursing Home Appreciation Week on Monday.

The Morton Police Department paid tribute to Biloxi Police Officer Robert “Mac” McKeithen on Monday as the slain officer was being laid to rest in south Mississippi.

The Forest-Scott County Career and Technology three man Welding Fabrication team is planning their trip to the SkillsUSA Welding National Championships after winning the title as the best high...

The City of Forest is currently finishing work on the new all-inclusive playground at Gaddis Park.

The Winston County Self Help Co-Op recently teamed up with the Scott County Small Farmers and Land Owners organization to help a new farmer get his future cattle business started. 

CJ Patrick

CJ Patrick, 88, of Forest, Ms passed away on May 3, 2019 in Jackson, Ms.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 Wednesday May 8, 2019 at Union Grove United Methodist Church with Reverend Walter Patrick, officiating. Burial followed at Union Grove United Methodist cemetery. Arrangements were by Mapp Funeral Home.

Vernoy Bott Reynolds

Vernoy Bott Reynolds was born in East St. Louis, Illinois on December 10, 1926 to loving parents, Matthew and Pearl Bott.   Vernoy grew up in Collinsville, Illinois with her younger sister, Mary Louise.  Through the US Army Cadet Corps program, Vernoy received her diploma in nursing from Missouri Baptist Hospital in St.

Burma Faye Gunter

Mrs. Burma Faye Gunter, age 72, passed away Friday May 3, 2019 at Select Specialty Hospital in Jackson, MS. A memorial service was held at Harperville Baptist Church in Forest, MS on Monday May 13, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. with Reverend Gary Wyatt officiating.


May 17

A gospel country singing will be held at 6:00 p.m. every third Friday at Nolan Sistrunk Pavilion in Sebastopol. Bring finger food for supper. For more information call Shirley Boxx at 601-564-1970.

May 18

Morton News


Announcements: Quick Bites, a program offered by MSU through the Scott County Extension Service, meets on Thursdays from 12 noon to 1 p.m. and presents various programs of interest by speakers with expertise in their field. Provided during the lunch break period, attendees may choose to bring a sandwich/light meal to enjoy.

Forest News

Happy Birthday:

May 15: Harvey Sanderson, Jimmy Hurdle, Jim Thompson, Martha Armstrong, Jeff Mitchell

May 16: JoAnne Dearman, David Tabor, Mrs. H.L. Hegwood, Stephanie Griffin, Leotha Smith, Clint Graham

The Message


God loves having a relationship with you!

“But seek first His kingdom and His “righteousness,” and all these things (everything) will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33



Mr. and Mrs. Billy McCurdy are pleased to announce the wedding of their daughter Hannah to Will... READ MORE