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The Scott County Distinguished Young Woman Program will be held Saturday night at the Livingston Center in Roosevelt State Park. Doors will open at 6:30, with the program beginning at 7:00.

 February is Library Lover’s Month, and the Friends of the Forest Public Library, along with members of the Forest Public Library staff, are pictured holding new nonfiction donations.

Young girls at Bettye Mae Jack Middle School in Morton now have an opportunity to be part of a mentoring group.

On January 23, Morton High School hosted a mid-year celebration to highlight the successes and achievements of the inaugural class of the MHS STAR Academy Program.

From the left, Dr. Joseph White, Superintendent, Mavis Dixon, Forest Elementary School Teacher of The Year and FES Principal Tracy Adcock.

We are sorry to learn of the death of young Tykey Bland who transitioned Thursday, January 24.  He was a 2017 graduate of Scott Central.

Sebastopol News


Congratulations to Nicole Morris

Congratulations to Nicole Morris who placed first in the Discus Throw at the South State competition. Nicole threw the discus 97 feet and one inch. Good luck at state competition,



Our minds have two compartments: consciousness and sub-consciousness. When we talk about things that we have done, the reality is that we did it and our subconscious at some point stored it or future use or memory.

Morton News


Announcements: The public is cordially invited to attend a Retirement Reception for Dr. Howard Clark in the Cafeteria of Scott Regional Hospital, Morton on Wednesday, May 2 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Mayors Prayer Breakfast-Friday, May 4th  at  7 a.m. at Morton Activities Center, Farris Park. Tickets, $5. Available at City Hall. 

Forest News

Happy Birthday:

May 9: Harry Upton, Dawn Graham Coxwell, Jerry Beard, Kim Copeland, Ruth Worrall, Jeffrey William Pack, Ruth Woodward, Tina Brown

May 10 Jan Nester, Mellie Nosser, William L. Thomas, Nancy M. Farmer, Jannice Massey, Sherry Mangum, Kellie Young, Trevor Harrell, Matthew Swartout

Legal Notices May 2




Pursuant to the abandoned  Motor Vehicle Act the following  vehicles to be sold on May 10,  2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Anthony's, 154 West Street, Sebastopol, MS 39359.


VIN# 4T1BF1FK6CU174895


Terms of the sale are cash  and no checks will be accepted. We reserve the right to refuse any and all bids. All sales  are final. No refunds will be  made. Said automobiles will  be sold as is condition with no  guarantees.


Publish: April 25, 2018; May 2,  2018; May 10, 2018


Wins Sales Award

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Gomillion, Ray’s Radiator & Machine Shop of Forest recently won a trip to Washington, D.C. for being one of the top Exmark dealers in a six-state region. R.W. Distributors, Inc., the Exmark Distributor, awarded this trip for outstanding sales of Exmark mowers.

District Champs

The  Morton Lady Panthers Softball won District Champs 8-0. The Lady Panthers beat Yazoo County April 17 to clinch title. The Lady Panthers faced Columbia High School in the first round of the playoffs. Game 1 was Tuesday at Columbia but results were not available at press time.

Chambers named STAR Student

The Mississippi Economic Council and its M.B. Swayze Foundation sponsors the Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) Program in an effort to encourage scholastic achievement among the state’s high school students. The STAR Program has two specific purposes: