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As the COVID-19 virus continues to infect more and more Mississippians — including at least three presumed positive coronavirus cases in Scott County at press time Tuesday — area businesses, gover
The East Central Community College Board of Trustees has named college alumnus Dr. Brent Gregory as the ninth president of the two-year institution in Decatur.
At a recent meeting of Pi Chapter Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Jamie O'Cain was presented the Pi Chapter Grant-In-Aid.
These area educators recently attended the annual High School Counselors’ Workshop at East Central Community College in Decatur, where they were provided information on academic transfer, career-t
Freshman pre-dental major Olivia Adams, center, of Philadelphia was crowned East Central Community College’s Most Beautiful 2020 at the college’s annual beauty pageant March 9 in Huff Auditorium o




Forest Head Start students present special talents during Black History Month

By CONSTANCE SLAUGHTER-HARVEY,

We are sorry to learn of the transition of Forest Housing Authority Executive Director Maxie Glover Rasco who died Friday, February 28th at the MS Baptist Hospital in Jackson.  Memorial services arrangements  are incomplete. Our prayers are with her son, William, and other family members. W. F. Mapp Funeral Home is in charge.


Arrest Report March 4

The following individuals were taken in to custody and booked in to the docket at the Scott County Jail between February 21 and February 27, 2020. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

2/21 Clifton Pryor, 7744 Hwy 21 N, Forest – Bond Surrender







Allie Sue Croxton

Mrs. Allie Sue Croxton, 88, of Forest, MS passed away on Friday, February 21, 2020 while surrounded by her family at her Forest, MS home. Visitation was held on Monday, February 24, 2020 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Wolf Funeral Services in Lake, MS.





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