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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.



Lackey Hospital Auxiliary news

The Lackey Hospital Auxiliary met Thurs., March 14. President Lorry Blackwell called the meeting to order and welcomed new member, Helen Hawkins.  Business discussion included providing magazines for the waiting rooms, decorating the bulletin board and patient gifts which are given for some holidays.

Pleasant Hill News



Announcements: Walk A Weigh Health Control Program coming to the county. For more information call the Scott County Extension Service at 601-469-4241.

The Scott County District Association Deacons Wives and Widows Red & White Ball that was held on February 23, 2019 was a success.

Read Across America Week

Mrs. Tatum’s first grade class at Morton Elementary School participated in national Read Across America Week on February 27. Mary Harris and Marilyn Gibson of the Forest American Legion Auxiliary visited and read to the children.

Signs with East Mississippi

Vantasia Duncan signed her letter of intent to continue her basketball career at East Mississippi Community College recently. Vantasia is a future graduate of Forest High School where she has received the LaShonda Ford award, Scott County Tourney MVP, All-District as well as All-State recognition, and various other athletic awards.

Forest News

Happy Birthday:

March 20: Kim Sessums, Margie Chambers, Frank Sturrup, Tommy Hannah,   Jeff Federick, Vanessa Culliver, Gray Prewitt, Lisa Hollingsworth, Luke Andrew Reynolds, Miriam Clarke

Midway News


Good food served for Black History Program

Midway M.B. Church hosted its annual Black History Program on last Sunday during regular service. Sylvia Kennedy chaired the program.  After service, there was an “old timey,” soul food dinner.  All the foods on the menu was homemade.  The food was really good. 

Ringgold News


Harrison celebrating 99th birthday

Ms. Joyce Harrison is celebrating her 99 years young birthday on Monday, 3/18/19! She was at church Sunday and stood up for songs and prayer.  Her son Charles and family, along with a couple of nieces brought her for services.  She is certainly a trooper and always has a smile and a hug!

Morton News


Announcements: We Care Mission Food Distribution for March will be held at Fellowship Hall of Morton United Methodist Church, 29 Church Street, on Friday, March 8 and Friday, March 22 from 10 a.m.-12 noon.


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