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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.


Thelma Keyes

There can only be

one king in our lives


Good Morning/Evening!

“The Son of Man came to seek and to save those who are lost.”  Luke 19:10

Morton News


Announcements: Quick Bites Programs, via interactive video, from MSU University may be viewed at the MSU/Scott County Extension Service office, 230 South Davis Street, Forest.

Elizabeth Ann Wallace

Miss Elizabeth Ann Wallace, age 73, passed away Thursday January 8, 2019 at her residence in Lena, MS. Private Memorial services will be held at a later date. Interment will be at Bethlehem Baptist Cemetery in Morton, MS. Wolf Funeral Services in Morton, MS is in charge of the arrangements.

Pleasant Hill News


Looking Back on 2018

The Scott County District Association located on Hwy 80 East in Morton Mississippi serves around 13 Churches in our community. Many programs and conferences were held during the year of 2018. Pleasant Hill M.B. Church was recognized as Church of the year during the Education Conference.

Morton News


Announcements:  The remaining We Care Missions Food Distribution date for the month of January is Friday, January 25 from 10 a.m.-12 noon at Fellowship Hall of Morton United Methodist Church, 29 Church Street.

2019 Forest Area Chamber Officers

The Forest Area Chamber of Commerce announced their new officers for 2019 at the Chamber meeting on January 14. The new officers are pictured above from the left, Lee McDill, Dianne McLaurin, Jammie Patrick and Lee McCarty. Back row, Nicole Kennedy, Steven McGee, Robin Autry and Timmy McDill.



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