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Scott County’s Distinguished Young Woman Kariana Simmons of Lake is among teens across Mississippi who will be representing their communities this week at the DYW of Mississippi competition in Mer
On July 10 U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith met with Andrew Warnsley, left, of Morton, one of two Mississippi youth delegates to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Children’s Congress.
The children of the youth group from Christian Triumph M.B. Church participated in a community service project during the month of June.
The vandals who destroyed property at the recently upgraded handicap accessible playground in Gaddis Park failed to harm the joy it brings children.
Waylon Crimm and Nate Reiss, members of Boy Scout Troop 63 of Forest recently participated in a 12 day backpacking trek at Philmont Scout Ranch, which is located in northeastern New Mexico from Ju

Service Project

In accordance with Mississippi House Bill No. 1071 from the 2010 legislative session, East Central Community College in Decatur has released its 2016 Community College Performance Profile, or Report Card. 

Morton News


Announcements:  Central MS Regional Library Systems local (Scott County) libraries will resume regular library hours on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. following holiday closures on Monday, December 25 and Tuesday, December 26,  and will be closed on New Years Day, Monday, January 1, 2018 with hours resuming on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

Forest News

Happy Birthday:


Dec. 27: Andy Stevens, Betty McDill, Scottie Ball, Margaret Thompson, Michael Harris, Wyatt Gerald,  Diane Logan, Jane Risher, Charles Derschuck, Patty Reynolds, Pat Rogers, Robin Aultman, T. W. Warren

Arrest Report Dec. 27

The following persons were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center December 13 - December 20. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Anthony Norris Patrick, 46, 402 Grave Street St Forest, Felonies - assault, domestic Violence

Ringgold News


Getting ready for New Year’s Day

It’s almost here! Happy New Year! We have been told to be sure not to eat rich foods on this holiday as it will bring us “bad luck”. We are supposed to eat Black Eyed Peas, cabbage, collards, hog jowl and old fashioned cornbread. (Jiffy mix bread will do no good)

Thelma Keyes

Our plans may not be God’s plans

Good Morning/Evening!

I pray everyone had a wonderfully blessed Christmas; even if some of us had a few valleys to go through. God was always with us!