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Scott County’s Distinguished Young Woman Kariana Simmons of Lake is among teens across Mississippi who will be representing their communities this week at the DYW of Mississippi competition in Mer
On July 10 U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith met with Andrew Warnsley, left, of Morton, one of two Mississippi youth delegates to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Children’s Congress.
The children of the youth group from Christian Triumph M.B. Church participated in a community service project during the month of June.
The vandals who destroyed property at the recently upgraded handicap accessible playground in Gaddis Park failed to harm the joy it brings children.
Waylon Crimm and Nate Reiss, members of Boy Scout Troop 63 of Forest recently participated in a 12 day backpacking trek at Philmont Scout Ranch, which is located in northeastern New Mexico from Ju

In Rotary

Former Forest resident Sid Salter, right, received the gavel June 24 as the new president of the Starkville Rotary Club from outgoing club president Bud Gordon, left.  Salter served as president of the Forest Rotary Club in 1990s. He and his wife, Leilani, recently attended the Rotary International Convention in Hamburg, Germany.

Arrest Report June 26

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center June 13 – June 19. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Billy Wayne Shoemaker, 58, 7595 Clifton-Hillsboro Rd, Forest MS, Bond Surrender on Previous Charges.

Bernie Allen McGee

Bernie Allen McGee, 41, passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, MS.  Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Brandon, MS.  Visitation was 6-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and starting at 1 p.m.

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Family Reunion in Chicago was hectic

Let me first tell you about my trip to Chicago, for my Family Reunion. It started as a disaster with American Airlines. I got to the airport in Meridian. I got there and my plane ticket has been cancelled and my money refunded.