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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

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.

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!

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.


March 23

The Scott County Branch NAACP will meet Saturday, March 23rd at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Midway Freewill Baptist Church. All are welcome to attend.


March 24

Morton News


Announcements:  Lenten Lunches at Morton United Methodist Church will continue on each Wednesday during the Lenten Season March 20 through April 17 at noon in the Fellowship Hall. Those speakers scheduled are:  3/20 - Sheila Cumbest of Christ UMC; 3/27 - Gary Glazier of Morton UMC; 4/3 - Beth Feisel of Pelahatchie UMC; 4/10 - E. J.

Midway News


Century Family Reunion is in Chicago

Pastor Wesley Griffin will be the speaker at Mt. Olive Baptist Church the week of March 18th, 2047 Harkins Road, Carthage, MS.

Graham inks with ECCC

Newton County Academy senior Marla Graham, of Lake, signed on Friday, February 22 a tennis scholarship with East Central Community College. Pictured  from front left, are, Keith Graham, Terri Graham, Marla Graham and Devyn Graham. Back, Coach Pete Mazzella and Assistant Coach David Burt.


Shirley D. King

Shirley D. King, age 71, a resident  of  Forest, died  early Sunday morning, March 17, 2019 surrounded by her family at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson following a brief illness.


Two in custody in Bland case

The Forest Police Department has two suspects in custody in connection with the January 24 murder of Tykey Bland. Demarlo Pereze West, Jr., left photo, 17, of Lake and Nelson Ortiz, Jr., right photo, 18, of Forest have both been charged with First Degree Murder. West also faces an additional charge of Aggravated Assault-Gun.

Arrest Report March 13

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center February 28- March 6. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Elijah Navarro Anderson, 35, 76 Mooney Lane, Lena, MS, Probation/Parole Violation, Sexual Battery.


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.


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

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