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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.

Arrest Report March 6

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center February 20- February 28. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Samantha Risher, 34, 4871 Hwy 481 South, Pulaski, MS, Drugs-Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Maxine Easterling

Services for Mrs. Maxine Easterling of Walnut Grove were held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, March 4, 2019, at Crossroads Church of God in Sebastopol. Graveside services were held at 3:30 p.m., Monday, March 4, 2019, at Cooperville Baptist Church Cemetery in Morton.

Gloria Sue Richardson

Mrs. Gloria Sue Richardson was born October 1, 1963 and passed away March 1, 2019 at the age of 55.

Funeral services were at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 4, 2019 at the Ott & Lee Funeral Home Chapel in Forest. Interment followed in the Gasque Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Forest.

Scott Countians Continue to Celebrate Black History Month


The Celebration of the Life of Mrs. Barbara “Bobbie” Posey Rossom was held March 2nd at Galilee M. B. Church with Pastor Lee E. Crosby officiating and delivering the eulogy. Mrs. Patricia Sims was mistress of ceremony and other program participants were Woodrow Cox, Sr., Revs. Eric Dickerson, O’Neil Wiley, Andrea Wiley, and Jonathan Parker.

Thelma Keyes Columnist

Good Morning/Evening!

It’s March everybody and if like me, you probably expected the weather to settle down for the coming of Spring; but we live in Mississippi and we have learned to expect the unexpected. We are in the throws of strong storms, tornadoes and topping off with freezing temperatures. Life is Good!



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