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The Forest Municipal School District Board of Trustees made the announcement last week that they have hired a new superintendent to lead the school system.

Staff members and residents at MS Care Center in Morton kicked off the annual celebration of National Nursing Home Appreciation Week on Monday.

The Morton Police Department paid tribute to Biloxi Police Officer Robert “Mac” McKeithen on Monday as the slain officer was being laid to rest in south Mississippi.

The Forest-Scott County Career and Technology three man Welding Fabrication team is planning their trip to the SkillsUSA Welding National Championships after winning the title as the best high...

The City of Forest is currently finishing work on the new all-inclusive playground at Gaddis Park.

The Winston County Self Help Co-Op recently teamed up with the Scott County Small Farmers and Land Owners organization to help a new farmer get his future cattle business started. 

Generosity of strangers saves man’s best friend


I came across a moving article about a man battling against all odds in the attempt to save his beloved canine. His dog is his best friend, and if not for the generosity and kindness of complete strangers he would have lost him forever. For many dog owners their animal companions are a part of the family, or their only companion in life.

Pura Vida - Pure Life


Last week I had the privilege of hearing a great speaker while capturing photos of the Forest Area Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Luncheon. The speaker for the event caught my attention when she told the story of how she and her husband packed up their kids, left the country to move to Costa Rica and spent one entire year there.

Jay to Cheer at ECCC

Newton County Academy senior Madison Jay signed with East Central Community College last week to cheer for the Warriors. Pictured from front left are, NCA Cheer Coach, Ashley Bunyard, Jay, her mother, Lisa Jay, and grandmother, Betty Muirhead. Back row Jeremy Bunyard, Roland Jay, her father, and her brother, Brooks Gibbs.


Signs with Hinds CC

Forest High School senior Cinnamon Williams signed a national letter of intent to continue her basketball career at Hinds Community College in Raymond next fall. Williams received the LaShonda Ford Award and was named to the All Scott County Tournament Team and the All-District Team for her on court performance this season.

Morton News


Announcements: We Care Missions Food Distribution in May will be held on Friday, May 14 and Friday, May 24th at Fellowship Hall of Morton United Methodist Church, 29 Church Street, from 10 a.m.-12 noon.

Forest News

Happy Birthday:

May 1: James Park, Keith Eure, Myrna Boyles, Rev. Sam Waggoner, Mack Ryan, Robin Michelle Stringer, Rodney Reid, Mrs. W.A. Pogue, Ranee Hollingsworth, Helen Harris, John Edwin Lee, II, Jake Nester, Elaine Ros

May 2: Margaret Ann Prophitt, Emilee Jane Tadlock


May 5

New Bethel M.B. Church Women’s Day will be May 5, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Guest speaker will be Lady Taymecca Harper Sears of Toomsuba, MS. Colors are white and turquoise.

May 5

The Message


God will show you the way!

Worried about making a decision? Not sure if you’re doing the right thing? Confused?

Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)

Lone Pilgrim News


Women’s Day Program is May 26

On Sunday, April 28, 2019, Pastor Croff message was delivered from the book of Psalm 91, 1-2.  His subject: “God has you in an isolated place.”  Reverend Jimmy Dale White lead the congregation during Alter Prayer. Reverend Dotson was also present in the pulpit.  



Mr. and Mrs. Billy McCurdy are pleased to announce the wedding of their daughter Hannah to Will... READ MORE