Today's Top Stories

The Scott Central Rebels completed a championship season for the ages this past Saturday night with a 21-7 victory over unbeaten and defending state champions Taylorsville at M.M.

Around the holidays many in this community make extra effort to help those in need or those less fortunate. When looking to help those in need one almost never has to look further the surrounding community.

On November 29, the Forest Area Chamber of Commerce held a reception for 2018 Citizens of the Year Randy and Pat Dilley. The Dilleys were joined and celebrated by friends, family and local officials at the annual event.

The Scott Central Rebels have just claimed the 2A State Championship in football with a 21-7 win over Taylorsville in Hattiesburg. GO REBELS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Operation Christmas Child is a Samaritan’s Purse ministry that provides shoeboxes to millions of children each year. Theses boxes are filled with toys, clothes, hygiene items and more.

Tony and Margaret Chance of Forest took the trip of a lifetime to France over Veterans Day weekend.

Kittens, a coon, and a big, pink Christmas pig


Almost overnight Christmas arrived in the city of Forest and it certainly looks festive. The downtown lamp posts wrapped up with garland and bows and the holiday flags are definitely a welcoming sight. To add to the excitement, the Christmas parade is Friday and the season will be officially ushered in under the twinkle of the overhead lights.

If we’re talking guns, let’s talk about the real problems


With every report of another crazed gunman carrying out a senseless attack people are finding it easier to blame guns rather than the depraved individual that’s truly responsible. I have made the comment that you could load a gun with as many bullets as it will hold, set it in the corner, and it would never harm a single person.

Morton News


Announcements:  A retirement celebration for Sister Rita Goedken will be held on Saturday, December 8th from 2-4 p.m.  She has served as the first/only Program Coordinator at Excel Community-Learning Center in Morton since September 2008.

Forest News

Happy Birthday:

Nov. 28:  Dr. Ed Stuart, Fred Owen Smith, Lance Shirley, Jean Watkins, Dewayne Wedgeworth, Brian Hollingsworth, Melissa Hellen.

Nov. 29:  Debbie Burns, Gloria Daniels, Frank Dement, III, Prescilla Cooksey, Ricky Creel, Tonya Courtney, Jerry Haralson, Colin Smith, Tracy Holifield, Elese Ros.

Thelma Keyes

Invest in the spirit

“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5

Get Ready (prepare) for the joy!