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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.

Graham inks with ECCC

Newton County Academy senior Marla Graham, of Lake, signed on Friday, February 22 a tennis scholarship with East Central Community College. Pictured  from front left, are, Keith Graham, Terri Graham, Marla Graham and Devyn Graham. Back, Coach Pete Mazzella and Assistant Coach David Burt.


Forestry Banquet set for March 28

The Scott County Forestry Association Banquet will be held Thursday, March 28, at Roosevelt State Park Lodge. Registration will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the meal and program beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Please call the Scott County Extension Office at 601-469-4241 by March 21, if you would like to attend.

Edna Ezell

Services for Edna Ezell were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Union with burial at County Line Cemetery. Bro. David Jay officiated.

Visitation was held from 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday, March 16, 2019 and 1 hour prior to services on Sunday, March 17, 2019

Shirley D. King

Shirley D. King, age 71, a resident  of  Forest, died  early Sunday morning, March 17, 2019 surrounded by her family at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson following a brief illness.

Josie Gibbs

Mrs. Josie Gibbs, age 103, passed away Friday, March 15, 2019 at Trend Health Systems in Carthage, MS. Visitation was  Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday March 17, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Hazel Baptist Church in Lake, MS. Funeral services were held Sunday March 17, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.


March 23

The Scott County Branch NAACP will meet Saturday, March 23rd at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Midway Freewill Baptist Church. All are welcome to attend.


March 24

Morton News


Announcements:  Lenten Lunches at Morton United Methodist Church will continue on each Wednesday during the Lenten Season March 20 through April 17 at noon in the Fellowship Hall. Those speakers scheduled are:  3/20 - Sheila Cumbest of Christ UMC; 3/27 - Gary Glazier of Morton UMC; 4/3 - Beth Feisel of Pelahatchie UMC; 4/10 - E. J.

Forest News

Happy Birthday:

March 20: Kim Sessums, Margie Chambers, Frank Sturrup, Tommy Hannah,   Jeff Federick, Vanessa Culliver, Gray Prewitt, Lisa Hollingsworth, Luke Andrew Reynolds, Miriam Clarke

The Message


Pray, Trust, Believe

God says I’m His child! His Word says I’m righteous! Therefore I choose to believe Him!

“Righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.” (Romans 3:22)



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