Most Read News Articles

Forest News

Happy Birthday:

Jan. 23: David Maron, Byron Green, Ellen Young, Joe Pace III, Phillip Leahey, Dana Gardner, Mike Lynn, Joanna Sue Dill, Lucas Parkes Fairley, Mandy McCaughn Bridges

Arrest Report January 23

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center January 10 – January 16. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Frederick Deontrey Fountain, 23, 537 MLK, Forest, MS, Disturbing the Public Peace.

Morton News


Announcements: EXCEL Learning Center, 383 South fourth Street, will offer a CPR/AED Heartsaver Class on Saturday, February 2 at 9 a.m.-12 noon. Designed for persons planning to become certified in CPR or renewing their CPR certification. Sister Pat Clemen RN, BSN will be the instructor and the fee for the class is $35 due by January 25th.


Alva Roquel Barber

August 5, 1940-January 3, 2019

Alva Roquel Barber, 78, of Forest MS, died peacefully surrounded by family, at Baptist Hospital in Jackson on Thursday morning, January 3, 2019, after an extended illness.

First Place

The Lake High School Cheerleading Squad has put their talent on display during December by winning 1st Place in the Small Varsity Non-Tumbling Division at the UCA Dixie Cheer Competition and by finishing 3rd out of 13 teams in the 1A-3A small varsity non-tumbling division at the MHSAA Cheer Competition.

Forest News

Happy Birthday:

Jan 2 Chester Clair, Sarah Lewis, Lisa Moss, John Johnson, Juanita Ferguson, Oscar Trest, Jr., Pat Hydrick, Judy Hurtt, Chip Wade, Megan Slay

Harold Chastain

Mr. Harold Chastain, age 81, passed away Thursday December 27, 2018 at Woodland Court Assisted Living in Newton, MS. Visitation was held Saturday December 29, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday December 30, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until 1:50 p.m. at Wolf Funeral Services in Lake, MS.

Morton News


Announcements: Deadline for news to be published in local newspapers for next week is, 9:00 a.m. Friday morning December 28, 2018. This allows the staff to enjoy their New Years Holiday. Thanks.

Union Grove/ Steele News


Time to get ready for the new year

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  Now let’s get ready for the new year.  Starting in January, we will have Daytime Bible Study every 2nd and 4th Wednesday. We invite you to come out and study with us whether its Wednesday Daytime or Wednesday night.

Pleasant Hill News


It’s That Time

Announcements: Watch Night at the Scott County District Missionary Baptist Association will be December 31, 2018, 8:30-9:00 (refreshment & fellowship) 9:00 p.m. (praise & worship)

Scott County District Baptist Association 2nd Annual Banquet will be held January 5, 2019.

Mary Lou Stack Harris

Mrs. Mary Lou Stack Harris, age 74, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2018 at her residence in Lake, MS. Visitation was held Sunday, December 23, 2018 from 3:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Wolf Funeral Services in Lake, MS. Graveside services were held Monday, December 24, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Hopewell Baptist Cemetery in Lake, MS.


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.


Signs With Alcorn

Kodi Travis of the Forest High School football team signed with Alcorn State University. Pictured with Kodi are his dad, Walter Travis, his mom, Furlinda Travis and James Bo Clark and Earnest Love.


Forest News

Happy Birthday:

March 14:  John Tyree, Jr., Randy Woods, W. A. Pogue, Catherine Huckabey, Leiah Gilbert Bridges, Roger McDaniel, James Gibbs.

March 15:  Sheila Rushing, John Allen Roby, Shawn Gunderson, Charles Rogellio, Jr., Jonathon Huff, Anna Gaddis


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


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