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State relaxes social distancing measures in Scott County

By TIM BEELAND PHOTO BILLY FREEMAN,

Last week Governor Tate Reeves announced the launch of the Back to Business Mississippi Grant Program website to help small businesses receive financial support quickly to recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19 and at the same time removed the mandatory face masks in public guidelines for Scott, Leake, Newton and Atalla counties.


Pleasant Hill News

By PEGGY LEWIS,

Winning the Race

Announcements: Events scheduled for Excel Community and Learning Center; Rummage sale June 4th and 5th. Doors will open at 8:30, no children under 16. Sanitizer will be provided, wear mask, limited to 10 people at a time.





Barnes named STAR Student

The Mississippi Economic Council and the M.B. Swayze Foundation has announced that Morton High School’s STAR Student is Garren Jackson Barnes.

Barnes is the son of Dan and Marsha Barnes of Ludlow. He is the grandson of Jack and Peggy Barnes of Ludlow and the late Dick and Martha Livingston of Pulaski.


Our community joins in mourning the death of George Floyd

By CONSTANCE SLAUGHTER- HARVEY,

Our prayers are with the family and friends of the late Mr. George Floyd who was killed by a law enforcement officer in Minneapolis who detained Floyd with his knee on Floyd’s neck.  Earlier this month, we commemorated the lives of James Green and Phillip Gibbs who were killed by law enforcement officers at Jackson State 50 years ago.


Forest News

Happy Birthday:

June 3: Ray Ezelle, June Simmons, Eulah Belle Boyles, Lacy Sharp, David Davis, Scott Credille, Evan Mangum, Jason McCaughn, Daniel Russum, Amanda Cox.

June 4: Mrs. Charles Rogellio, Linda W. Nelson, Sandra Frost, Mindy Brown, Edna Earl Gibson, Jean Hawkins, Earlene Robinson Trolinger, Joel Gaddis, Bryce Poiver.



Senate Report

By TYLER MCCAUGHN,

This week at your Capitol, the Senate began with a hearing on the budget outlooks for the fiscal year.  Unfortunately, the outlook is bleak for the months of March, April, May, and June.  As expected, the sharp plummet into the current recession has caused substantial shortfalls in the expected revenues. We heard from State Economist, Dr.


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State relaxes social distancing measures in Scott County

By TIM BEELAND PHOTO BILLY FREEMAN,

Last week Governor Tate Reeves announced the launch of the Back to Business Mississippi Grant Program website to help small businesses receive financial support quickly to recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19 and at the same time removed the mandatory face masks in public guidelines for Scott, Leake, Newton and Atalla counties.




Arrest Report May 27

The following individuals were taken in to custody and booked in to the docket at the Scott County Jail between April 17 and May 14, 2020. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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2019 in review

As we welcome the year 2020 today, we will reflect back on the eventful year of 2019. This past year saw Scott County get national exposure and attention in August for the HSI/ICE raids on three local chicken plants.


Election Results

The following are unofficial election results for the party primary elections on August 6 released by the Scott County Circuit Clerk’s office. There were a total of 6,673 votes cast in Scott County during the primary election.







City of Forest’s curfew/shelter-in-place order will remain in effect regardless of governor’s decision for the state

By TIM BEELAND,

In a delicate balancing act between the state’s economy and public health due to the COVID-19 virus, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves will announce later this week whether or not to let his shelter-in-place executive order expire on Monday or extend it for a second time.


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Teacher of the Year

Forest School District Teachers of the year awards from left are Lindsay White Middle School English teacher, Robin Sistruck was also recognized for being district teacher of the year for the elementary school, and Katherine Grisham who received the award for the High School


Signs with ECCC

Payton Rogers of the Forest High School football team signed with East Central Community College. Pictured with Payton are his dad, Trey Rogers, his sister, Alana Rogers and his momCarrie Rogers.

 




Forest Parade

By BILLY FREEMAN,

Christmas parades were held in three of Scott County’s municipalities in the last week heralding the holiday season. Pictured, Community Bank of Forest claimed top honors in the Forest Parade’s Red Division. Second place went ot Bank of Forest and Third place was claimed by Lackey Memorial Hospital.



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Opinion:

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Obituaries

A tribute to Iris Evans Mabry – Mother went home to be with her Lord and Savior on May 8, 2020 at... READ MORE

Weddings-Birthdays

Josh and Courtney Jo Weaver of Nanih Waiya are proud to announce the birth of their daughter,... READ MORE