Today's Top Stories

The members at the local Web Memorial VFW Post 4974 in Forest will sponsor and host a free lunch program on the fourth Thursday every month beginning tomorrow.

A record number of people braved the cold to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., during the 22nd annual MLK Walk in Forest on Monday.

February is Library Lover’s Month and the Forest Public Library is announcing one of its most ambitious promotions of the year: Show Us Your Books!

Coach Johnathan Sigrest who teaches Algebra I and elementary PE was recently named Scott Central High School teacher of the year.


Top Teacher

Abigail Drake is a sixth grader at Sebastopol Attendance Center who loves to read. With only one semester left in the school year, she has already earned 283.7 points in Accelerated Reading.

MLK Walk a wonderful  opportunity for discussion

Alva Roquel Barber

August 5, 1940-January 3, 2019

Alva Roquel Barber, 78, of Forest MS, died peacefully surrounded by family, at Baptist Hospital in Jackson on Thursday morning, January 3, 2019, after an extended illness.

Joseph Clifton McGinty

Joseph Clifton McGinty, 81, passed away on December 26, 2018, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. He was born on August 23, 1937, to the late Ernest Clifton McGinty and  Adele Abel McGinty.

Charles Wayne Goolsby

Charles Wayne Goolsby, 47, of Terry, MS passed away on January 3, 2019.

Charles was born and raised in Forest, MS to Nancy and Arthur Goolsby. He attended Scott Central School. Charles married Linda in 1998. He worked as a dispatch and enjoyed his children and grandchildren, farming, and fishing.

Morton News


Announcements: Quick Bites Programs, via interactive video, from MSU University may be viewed at the MSU/Scott County Extension Service office, 230 South Davis Street, Forest.

Forest News

Happy Birthday


Jan 9  Willard Eure, Jr., Pat Stringer, Randy Gibson, Kevin King, Emily Lehr, Pat Reeves, Nathan Halford, Chip Fillingane, Ira Pollard, George Sims

Jan 10  Jerry Eugene Taylor, Kathryn Woodson, Tommy Massey, Robin Ramey, Cynthia Leigh Waggoner, Charles Gilmer, Glover Wade Jones, Jr.

Union Grove/ Steele News


Do better in 2019 than in 2018

Union Grove United Methodist Church will host it’s Annual Usher’s Day Program on Saturday, January 12 at 5:00 p.m.  Sister Dorothy Smith will be the guest speaker for the occasion.  Please come out and celebrate the work of Union Grove’s Ushers and ushers everywhere.