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Danny Lynn Anderson

Danny Lynn Anderson was born January 6, 1952 in Knoxville, TN to his parents, the late Robert and Vivian Marie Gosnell Anderson. He passed away November 11, 2018 at his home is Forest, MS at the age of 66.

Lucy Belle Parker Cook

Born August 26, 1934 — joined her Lord and Savior face to face November 9, 2018.

Lucy, known by those that knew her best as Mother, Grandmother, Mawmaw, Mimi and Mudder, was a true southern lady in every sense, guiding her children through their journeys, always with God at the heart of her family.

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Perfect Love

On Sunday, November 11, 2018, Pastor Croff’s text was delivered from the book of Romans, Chapter 4, verse 17, his subject: “Neighbor, just keep the Faith.” Rev. Buckley read the Responsive Reading. Encouraging words were brought by the granddaughter of Rev. and Sister Buckley.


BMJ holds anti-bullying program

BMJ Middle School in Mortron held an Anti-Bullying Forum on October 23. The forum provided valuable information to the students on the impact that bullying has on others. There were 13 individuals on the panel of discussion to inform the students about the dangers of bullying. Some members of the panel are shown here with school officials.

27 More Days!


On October 15, 1918, my great uncle, John Lemuel Windham, died in an area of France only 27 days before the Armistice to end fighting on land, sea and air between the Allies and Germany was signed.  That date marked the end of The Great War:  World War I as we have designated it in later times.


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.



Arrest Report October 11

The following persons were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center September 27 – October 5. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law:
Crystal K. Watford, 34, 51 Young Hill Dr, Monticello, improper equipment, drug possession- methamphetamine, no driver’s license.

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

Marines march across Mississippi


On October 16 two Marines, Gabriel Vasquez and Jason Bailess, embarked on a 155 mile “Ruck” across Mississippi, trekking from the Alabama state line to the Mississippi River, in only five days, to raise awareness and support in the battle against Veteran Suicide and Veteran Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD

Let the Season Begin

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the city of Forest. Tuesday, Renea Hurdle and George Taylor were caught on camera decorating the city’s Christmas tree downtown. The Forest Christmas Parade is December 1. See story on page 3.

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.