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February 24

Green Grove United Methodist Church located at 1689 Norris-Homewood Rd., Lake, will hold their Black History Program on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 1:30 p.m. the guest speaker will be Attorney Katrina Gibbs. She currently serves as Municipal Court Judge in Rankin County and was the first African-American appointed to the position.

Madison “Madi” McDill

Services for Ms. Madison “Madi” McDill were held at 2 p.m., Friday, January 4, 2019, at Sebastopol Baptist Church with burial in the Sulphur Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Tim Fanguy and Rev. Guy McGarrity officiated.


Shooting claims teen’s life

Last Thursday night law enforcement authorities were dispatched to the scene of a fatal shooting in the city limits of Forest. Tykey Bland, 19, of Harperville has been identified by family members as the victim of the shooting.

Bland was a 2017 graduate of Scott Central Attendance Center.

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.


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.


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.



ECCC Warrior Football lands three players on All-State, All-Region Teams

East Central Community College freshman defensive back Keonte’ Daniels has been named to both the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges First Team All-State South Offense and the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 23 First Team Offense for his play during the recently completed 2017 season.