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Excel Honors Volunteers during Annual Appreciation Banquet


Our prayers are with the family of the late Mrs. Johnnie Louise Moffett Lamb who transpired Wednesday at the University Medical Center in Jackson.  Mrs. Lamb and her husband, Carl, resided in the W. L. Slaughter Subdivision.  Memorial services are scheduled for Thursday, April 18th at Mt Nebo M. B. Church in Raleigh, MS at 11:00 a.m.

Midway News


Easter Service Times listed for Midway

Midway M. B. Church Easter Services are as follows: Early morning service 6:00 a.m.; Early Breakfast approx. 7:30 a.m.; Sunday School 8:30 a.m.; and Easter program following Sunday School then the little ones can enjoy an egg hunt.

The Message


Are we truly living like Jesus?

Jesus is loving, kind, patient, understanding, forgiving, peaceful, gentle, and joyous, etc. This is the fruit of the “Spirit” listed in Galatians 5. Yes, this is His personality….

Shouldn’t our lives reflect the same?


Legal Seminar on Environmental and Housing Issues at Public Library


We are sorry to learn of the death of Mr. George “Sonny” Parker who transitioned Friday at his home in Mobile. Our prayers are with his family especially his wife and sisters, Mesdames Rita Parker Johnson and Beatrice Washington.   Memorial arrangements are incomplete.  Please keep his family in your prayers.

Forest News


March 27: Betty Jeffcoats, Kathy Little Mitchell, Jerame Beard, Beverly Harden Maddox, Cliff Horton, Macaulay Gibson.

March 28: Kevin Sessums, Rev. Frank Gunn, Deborah Aycock, Lindell Derrick, Kevin Brown, Jessie  Boutwell Partridge, Mark Williamson.


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.


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.

Wake up Democrats

Dear Editor:

Why would anyone want to kill the goose which has been laying the golden eggs thus far in the Trump administration?

However, that is exactly what will happen in the event  the Democrats regain control of the U.S. Senate and House in the upcoming mid-term election in November.

Three being held in connection to Johnson murder


The Scott County Sheriff’s Department has three suspects in custody in connection to the Latasha Johnson murder investigation. “We currently have three individuals in custody and all three individuals are charged with felony accessory after the fact in connection with Mrs. Johnson’s murder,” Scott County Sheriff Mike Lee said.


Pelahatchie man charged with Christmas Day murder of father in Scott County


A 19-year-old man is in custody after the alleged murder of his father.

Sheriff Mike Lee said last week that early Christmas morning the sheriff’s department responded to a call at 1634 Riverbend Rd in Scott County, the residence of Wayne Adcocks. Adcocks, 57, was shot once in the head.

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.