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What's wrong with Forest?


Dear Editor:

Well, the sad, undeniable truth is — Forest is dying!  So, now, the more important question becomes — Why is Forest dying? The answers to why Forest is dying may be a little too much for just one ‘letter to the editor’, but we can start with the #1 cause that Forest is dying — Forest is a Sanctuary City. 

Arrest Report June 20

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center June 8 – June 14. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Courtney Jones, 27, 3195 Bealman Rd. Dekalb MS, Molesting – Touching Child for Lustful Purposes.


Ellis graduates from MSMS

The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science (MSMS) would like to congratulate the Class of 2018 on their upcoming graduation. Specifically, they would like to honor Margarete Gabie Ellis. Ellis, formerly of Forest High School, is the daughter of LeaAnn and Wesley Ellis.

Arrest Report May 30

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center May 17 – May 23. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Warren Jones Jr., 56, 95 Goldmillion Rd, Walnut Grove MS, General Violations.

Carrie Hacker, 27, 4859 Hwy 481, Morton MS, Contempt of Court.


Second Annual Toy Drive underway

The Scott County Sheriff’s Department began accepting donations Monday in their second annualy Sheriff’s Toy Drive. There is a drop off box at the Scott County Sheriff’s Department in the lobby which is open to the public 24 hours a day. There will be a small drop box at Petals & More in Forest.

Circuit Court

The Circuit Court of Scott County, Mississippi cases for trial under the Honorable Judge Collins. The following cases be set for trial and/or disposition in the February, 2018, term of Circuit Court of Scott County, Mississippi, as follow:

First Monday January 29, 2018



Community Calendar

January 24

Mississippi Blood Services will be holding a blood drive at Lake Elementary School and Lake High School on Wednesday, January 24. The MBS Donor Coach will be at Lake High School from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. and at Lake Elementary School from 12 – 6 p.m. Donors will receive a T-shirt while supplies last.

January 26

Churches be vigilant

Dear Editor:

The Former members of the United Methodist Church in Louisville, Mississippi, are to be congratulated for their decision to dissolve their relationship with that denomination which has become apostate.

Mrs. Cleola “Sis” Latham

Mrs. Cleola “Sis” Latham age 85, passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017 in Jackson, MS.  Visitation was held from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Morton and again on Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. Funeral Services were held 2:00 p.m.

Harperville News


DYW participants are excellent representatives

Scott Central is so very proud that the 2019 Scott County Distinguished Young Woman is our very own, Olivia Triplett. Olivia is the daughter of O.B. Triplett and Ingrid Triplett, who recently retired as an elementary teacher at Scott Central.

FHS Homecoming

The Forest High School Homecoming game is this Friday, September 29.  Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 pm versus Choctaw Central for the Bearcats first 3A matchup of the season.  The homecoming court will be presented and the queen crowned during the halftime ceremony.

State Finalist

Kelly Atkison, senior at Forest High School, was recently recognized as a 2017 Mississippi State Finalist for the Wendy's High School Heisman. Kelly was selected from all the high school nominees as a state finalist. Only 20 total students were recognized at the ceremony for the State of Mississippi.