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MLK Walk set for Monday


On Monday, Scott County will join in with Americans across the nation who will pause for the day to remember the life and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Government offices, schools and banks will be among the entities closed in honor of the civil rights leader.

Arrest Report January 16

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center January 3– January 11 in addition to an addition to the arrest docket from December 29, 2018. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


Residents Share Christmas Cheer and Gifts to honor Christ’s Birth


Our community is saddened by the death of retired Forest Head Start employee, Ms. Shirley Ann Harper, who transitioned December 18th. Memorial services are scheduled for Saturday, December 29th at 11:00 at the Reach One on One Center. Repast will follow at the Forest Services Center where Ms.

Union Grove/ Steele News


Do better in 2019 than in 2018

Union Grove United Methodist Church will host it’s Annual Usher’s Day Program on Saturday, January 12 at 5:00 p.m.  Sister Dorothy Smith will be the guest speaker for the occasion.  Please come out and celebrate the work of Union Grove’s Ushers and ushers everywhere.

Forest News

Happy Birthday


Jan 9  Willard Eure, Jr., Pat Stringer, Randy Gibson, Kevin King, Emily Lehr, Pat Reeves, Nathan Halford, Chip Fillingane, Ira Pollard, George Sims

Jan 10  Jerry Eugene Taylor, Kathryn Woodson, Tommy Massey, Robin Ramey, Cynthia Leigh Waggoner, Charles Gilmer, Glover Wade Jones, Jr.

Sebastopol News


Peace and comfort to all in time of bereavement

Again death has come to our small community.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Rachel Comans.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Ms. Juanita Mitchell, 104, who passed away last week.

Joseph Clifton McGinty

Joseph Clifton McGinty, 81, passed away on December 26, 2018, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. He was born on August 23, 1937, to the late Ernest Clifton McGinty and  Adele Abel McGinty.

Forest News

Happy Birthday:

Jan 16   Sid Salters, Tony Wilkerson, Eric Chancellor, Charlie Gibbs,  Anita Ezelle Nettles, Renee Chambers, Ronnie Orr, Greg Sanders, Amy Elizabeth Grove, LeeAnn Crimm, Audrey Neal, Matthew Sanders,  Debbie Sahler

Ringgold News


New Year’s Resolutions made?

It is suggested that resolutions should be simple, tangible and shareable. The top ones are always, lose weight or exercise more. It has been noted that fitness centers are really busy the first few weeks of the new year.

Ringgold News


Happy New Year!

“New Years Day marks a date on newly found happiness and a clean slate for many. Celebrating is their opportunity to learn from prior years and make positive changes in their life. It is the oldest holiday still celebrated, dating back to ancient Babylon. 


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