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ECMHC awarded $285K grant


East Central Mississippi Health Care in Sebastopol is a community health center that recently celebrated 40 years of providing care to local area residents. ECMHC of Sebastopol started treating patients in 1978 and has expanded its network of clinics to include locations in Walnut Grove, Philadelphia and Newton.

Forest News

Happy Birthday:

Oct. 10  Ralph Brown, Sr., Connie Gordin, Jeff Gaddis, Lodena Horne, Linda Corinne Hollingsworth, Carolyn Jones, Mrs. Lyda Mayo, Paul Watkins, Lee Holifield, Nathan Sharp, Jarrod Hill

Oct. 11  Jennifer Wolverton, Terry Harvey, Maudine Hall, Bertha Crimm, Pat Waldrip, Mrs. Joe Warren, Sarah Hamm

Morton News


Announcements:  Morton Barter Day Festival will be held at Roosevelt State Park on Saturday, October 13 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  The activities of the day will include a Fundraiser Cake Walk, a variety of games, arts and crafts and a county- wide garage sale.

Let’s move on


It’s over. Done Deal. Let’s move on. Brett Kavanaugh is now an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Half of us are happy. Half of us are not. There is absolutely nothing that can be done at this point to change that fact, so let’s move on to other matters that deserve the attention of 100 percent of us and our leaders.


Service Above Self

The members of the Rotary Club of Forest used their meeting this past week to fill care boxes for members of the Forest and Morton Mississippi National Guard Units who are currently deployed on active duty serving in the defense of our nation.

FHS Homecoming Queen

Forest High School crowned its 2018 homecoming queen this past Friday night during festivities held as the Bearcats took on the Florence Eagles. FHS Principal Kim Shoemaker crowns Zariyae Moore as queen while she is being escorted by Bryant Diaz.


Monster Memories


Winter, spring, summer, fall. They all seem to be blending together. October is just around the corner, temperatures are still cracking the 90 degree mark, sweat still pours in this Mississippi humidity. Maybe winter’s not running with the other three seasons after all.

Morton to hold special election for vacant alderman seat


In late August Morton Ward 3 Alderman, Scott Herrod, unexpectedly resigned from his position which left the Ward 3 seat open. Herrod was one year into his second four-year term as Ward 3 Alderman and leaves with three years remaining on his term. The City of Morton will hold a special election on October 16 to fill the vacant seat.


Arrest Report November 1

The following persons were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center October 19 – 26. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law:
Chirstoper A Patrick, 41, 131 Wash Dr, Forest, misd – drugs-possession marijuana 1st offense

Lake Grand Marshall

In Lake, where Izeary Body, pictured , served as Grand Marshall, Pat Jordan won first place truck and second place went to Todd Jordan. Wayne Jordan won Mayor’s Choice. In the car division winners were, first place, Jody Jordan and second place, Sonny Steele. Wayne Wimberly claimed Mayor’s Choice.


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