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Happy Birthday:


April 17: Pearline Estes, Laura Walther, Joyce Woods, Beverly Scales, Debbie Jones, Kay Christopher Sherman, John Wedgworth, Ann Crosby, Brian Ricks, Adam Smith


Arrest Report March 27

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center March 14 – March 20. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Jonathan Jamal Reed, 30, 109 Stave Mill Rd, Lake MS, Court Order.

Arrest Report April 3

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center March 22 – March 27 including arrest record omission from March 9. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Andre Gammage, 38, 4986 Ringgold Rd, Forest MS, Breaking and Entering of Occupied Dwelling.

Forest Municipal School District announces Kindergarten and Pre-K registration is now open

The Forest Municipal School District is taking applications for the Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten programs for the 2019-2020 school year. Potential students must have reached the age of four years on or before September 1, 2019, for Pre-Kindergarten, and the age of five years on or before September 1, 2019 for Kindergarten.


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.


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


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.

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

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.