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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.

Lone Pilgrim News


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.


Gay Neal

Mrs. Gay Neal, age 81 and a resident of Forest for over fifty years, and owner of Neal Pest Control, passed away on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson after a short illness.

Morton News


Announcements:  The Diary of Anne Franks, directed by Francine Thomas Reynolds will be presented by New Stage Theatre, 1100 Carlisle, Jackson, from Wednesday, October 31-November 3 and a Saturday Matinee at 2 p.m. on November 4.

World War II Veteran Albert Moore recuperates at Lackey


Our hearts are heavy following the news of the transition of Rev. J. F. McRee who passed Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the home of his niece in New Orleans. Rev. McRee was pastor of Lynch Chapel for many years and was very active in the civil rights movement. He was one of the original founders of CDGM Head Start in the early 1960’s.

Calendar October 31

November 4

Homecoming at Luther Chapel Luthern Church. November 4 at 11:00 a.m. with dinner afterwards. The program will be discussing the history of Luther Church which is celebrating 161 years of service to the people of Wicker Mill and Homewood areas. Rev. David Goree will be the guest pastor.

November 5

Midway News


Fall Festivals are on tap this weekend

Do not forget to go and vote for the candidate of your choice on November 6.  If you cannot make it to your precinct polls the courthouse will be open for the next two Saturdays so you can vote an absentee ballot.

Tommy Lavaughn Patrick

Tommy Patrick, age 65, a resident of Ludlow passed away at his home on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. Visitation was held from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Morton and 8:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m.

Thelma Keyes

Be thankful daily, not just in November

Good Morning / Evening!

“Behold, You desire truth in the inner being; make me therefore to know wisdom in my inmost heart.” Psalm 51:6


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.