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Arrest Report November 14

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center November 1 – November 7. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Jermaine Hughes, 35, 1693 VFW Rd, Forest MS, Larceny-Petty-Attempted.

Kenneth J. Patrick, 60, 332 Watson Dr., Forest MS, Old Fines.

Thanks Mrs. Martha


You know it’s going to be a good day when the front doorbell rings at the office and you hear a big booming voice proclaim, “where’s the turnip man?” That means Mrs. Martha Reed has come to town and has more likely than not brought along a mess of fresh greens, with some nice size turnips attached.


Forest News

Happy Birthday:

Nov. 7:  Mike Sorey, Mike Gould, Shauna Keyes, Johnny Rhodes, Brenda Brown Powe, Butch Barton, David Chamblee, Nell Shirley, Leonard Smith, Jason  Driskell.

Martin to play at Hinds

Scott Central High School senior Chryselynn Martin signed a National Letter of Intent to play softball at Hinds Community College in Raymond next fall. Pictured here at the signing ceremony seated from the left are: D.J. Martin, father; Chryselynn Martin and Christy Martin, mother.

David Williamson

David Williamson, age 53 and a resident of Forest, was born in Jackson on May 31, 1965, and passed away at Hospice Ministries at Ridgeland, on October 17, 2018 at the age of 53 after an extended illness.

Douglas Mack Hord

Douglas Mack Hord, 20, of Raleigh, Mississippi, died Saturday, October 20, 2018, at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. He was born Sunday, June 7, 1998 in Northport, Alabama.

Sebastopol News


Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend

Congratulations to Haven Moorehead, 2018 Sebastopol School Homecoming Queen.

Daylight Saving time ends this weekend: turn your clocks back one hour on Saturday night.


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

Forest Parade


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.

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.



Carol Ann Jones

Carol Ann Jones, age 56, passed away Sunday, August 19, 2018. Visitation was held Tuesday, August 21, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday August 22, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. until 10:20 a.m. at Ephesus Baptist Church in Forest, MS. Services were held Wednesday August 22, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Ephesus Baptist Church in Forest, MS.

Community Calendar

July 14


The Dixie Echoes will be in concert at Lorena Baptist Church, Hwy. 35/18 Lorena Ms. on July 14 at 6:00 p.m. Call 601-906-3610 for information. No admission fee.


July 15


Pleasant Hill News


Spring Revival 2018

Announcements: Homestead M.B. Church invites you to their Women’s Day Program on April 15, at 1:30 p.m.

Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church will be in Revival April 23-27 2018. Rev. Perry Fletcher will be the guest speaker.

Thelma Keyes

Don’t sidestep

Good Morning //Evening!

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago”.  Ephesians 2:10

Lone Pilgrim News


Pastor’s 10th Anniversary is February 25th

On Sunday, February 4, 2018, Pastor Croff sermon was delivered from the 60th chapter of Isiah, verse 6 subject: “The camel is coming”.  Responsive reading, Proverbs 29 was done by Rev. James Buckley.   

Wins Kindle Fire

Central Mississippi Regional Library System introduced a new contest element to this year’s Summer Library Program —Beanstack, a Fitbit  for reading! The 2018 reading goal for participants of all ages was 400 minutes reading time to be completed during the six-week program.