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Joyce Harrison celebrates 99 years

Ms. Joyce Harrison was born on March 18, 1920 in Jasper county Mississippi. She attended school in Jasper county until she graduated and moved on to attend the University of Southern Mississippi where she got her degree in Home Economics. She taught Home Economics in Ringold and Sebastopol for over 32 years until she retired in 1982.

Arrest Report March 20

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center March 7- March 13. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Lettie W Beemon, 70, 29 Seven St, Forest, MS, Drugs-Possession of Marijuana 1st Offense, Drugs-Possession Schedule I.

Forestry Banquet set for March 28

The Scott County Forestry Association Banquet will be held Thursday, March 28, at Roosevelt State Park Lodge. Registration will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the meal and program beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Please call the Scott County Extension Office at 601-469-4241 by March 21, if you would like to attend.

100th Birthday

Happy 100th Birthday to Mrs. Estella Fountain. Her birthday was Sunday, March 10 and was celebrated on Saturday March 9 at Kat’s Kave in Forest with family and friends.



Forest News

Happy Birthday:

March 13: Christopher Lancaster, Dan Harrison, David Williams, Janelle Parks, Dale Sharp, Noble Anderson, Alan Tullos, Angie King.

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

Forest News

Happy Birthday:

Feb 27: Jeff Dukes, Mack Young,  Barbara B. Pryor, Judy Jones Smith, Faye Chambers, Wesley Allen Majure, Deanne Kemp, Connie Leonard Hunter, Charles Harris, Brandy Edwards, Gina Mangum, Elizabeth Ann Barney, Jameson Davis

Union Grove/ Steele News


Never give up on your dreams

I have truly enjoyed the pictures, videos and other expressions of celebration during Black History Month. We had a wonderful celebration at our church Union Grove UMC. Our youth and members put on a play called “A World without Black People” highlighting the inventions of black people.

Gloria Sue Richardson

Mrs. Gloria Sue Richardson was born October 1, 1963 and passed away March 1, 2019 at the age of 55.

Funeral services were at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 4, 2019 at the Ott & Lee Funeral Home Chapel in Forest. Interment followed in the Gasque Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Forest.

Thelma Keyes Columnist

Good Morning/Evening!

It’s March everybody and if like me, you probably expected the weather to settle down for the coming of Spring; but we live in Mississippi and we have learned to expect the unexpected. We are in the throws of strong storms, tornadoes and topping off with freezing temperatures. Life is Good!

Thelma Keyes

Show your love to others, be a hugger

Good Morning/Evening!

“But seek first of all His kingdom and His righteousness, and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.” Matthew 6:33

Forest News

Happy Birthday:

March 6: June Ivy, Corrie Ann Hollingsworth, Margo Marveggio, Kerri Ashland Knox, Marshall Wallace, Hannah Claire Gay

March 7: Bob Webb, Todd Youngblood, Roser (Bubba) Young, Clark Gordin, Suzanne Graham, Ricky Rawson, Jean Lackey, Justin Cochran Russell, Charles Kunkel, Morah Stokes

Morton News


Announcements: Lenten Lunches will begin on Wednesday, March 13 at Morton United Methodist Church from 12 noon-1 p.m. and every Wednesday until the Wednesday before Easter Sunday.  Everyone is invited to attend.


Platinum Level

 Scott County gymnasts, Blair Lathem and Jayden Lathem, competed with Miller Gymnastics Platinum Level team during 2017-2018 competitions. Pictured from left, Blair Lathem, Nicole Thorne, Jayden Lathem. Not Pictured, Chloe Kirkland and Olivia Hantzis.



Mr. Luis Hernandez and Ms. Jennifer Nichols received Positive Office Referrals for their early morning shining attitudes at Morton Elementary School.


Mississippi Bar honors Slaughter-Harvey for her lifetime of service

The Mississippi Bar presented Constance Slaughter-Harvey of Forest with its Lifetime Achievement Award during their 2018 Annual Meeting. The Bar presents the Lifetime Achievement Award to those individuals who have devoted service to the public, profession and the administration of justice over the span of a professional career. 

Leiden, Phillips to wed Saturday

Dr. Kelly Leiden of Ocean Springs and Mr. Matthew Leiden of Virginia Beach, VA are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Lauren Walsh Leiden to Gene Bridges Phillips, Junior, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Bridges Phillips, Senior of Memphis, Tennessee.


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


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.

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.




Services for Edna Ezell were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Milling Funeral Home... READ MORE