Today's Top Stories

The 15th annual Wing Dang Doodle festival is fast approaching and all of the last minute preparations are underway so that the September 29 event, will be the best and most visited ever.

The Forest Bearcats knew going into last Friday night’s game that they did not want to end up in a high scoring game with the 2017 Class 2A state runner-up Winona Tigers.

Forest High school announced its 2018 homecoming court who will be honored during the September 14 football game versus Florence at L.O. Atkins Field. Pictured here are the maids selected to represent each class in this year’s homecoming court...

SANTA RITA, Guam – A 1996 East Rankin Academy graduate and Morton, Mississippi native, is providing a critical maintenance capability to the U.S.

Forest’s George Taylor among those recognized

East Central Community College in Decatur will recognize four outstanding alumni during the 2018 Homecoming celebration scheduled Thursday, Oct. 4.

The requirements of being a full-time college student while learning the ropes of this grand journey of life can be challenging to any young adult, but there are some that seem to take it all in-stride and find the time to go above and beyond...

The Message


God’s ways are much better than ours!!!

“Teach me, O Lord, to follow your decrees (Your plans); then I will keep them to the end. Give me understanding, and I will keep your law and obey it with all my heart. Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight.”  (Psalm 119:33-35)

Morton News


Announcements: Scott Regional Hospital Health Fair 2018 is scheduled for Thursday, April 26 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.  Participate in health screenings, information booths, department services provided by Scott Regional a Division of Rush Health Systems. Enjoy a free lunch and register for door prizes.

Forest News

Happy Birthday:

May 2 Margaret Ann Prophitt, Emilee Jane Tadlock

May 3 Teresa Hughes, Glenn Robinson, Ronnie Allen, Lisa Mitchell, Peggy Kihn, Mrs. Doris Brown, Kale Brown, Ken Austin, Jonathon Richardson, Benton Harris, Anna Morgan Baker

Legal Notices April 25



Pursuant to the abandoned  Motor Vehicle Act the following  vehicles to be sold on May 10,  2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Anthony's, 154 West Street, Sebastopol, MS 39359.


VIN# 4T1BF1FK6CU174895


Terms of the sale are cash  and no checks will be accepted. We reserve the right to refuse any and all bids. All sales  are final. No refunds will be  made. Said automobiles will  be sold as is condition with no  guarantees.


Publish: April 25, 2018; May 2,  2018; May 10, 2018


Chamber Awards

At the Forest Area Chamber of Commerce meeting last week, Chris Strebeck was the recipient of the Golden Shovel Award, left photo, for his service to the Chamber and the Ivan Bagley Award was presented to Jeffrey Cooper for his service to the Chamber. Presenting the awards was Drew Kenna.


Health Fair set for April 26

Scott Regional Hospital, A Division of Rush Health Systems, will be holding their 2018 Annual Health Fair, “Carnival to Better Health” on Thursday, April 26, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the hospital located at 317 Highway 13 South, Morton.