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This years Distinguished Young Woman (DYW) program will be February 24,  at 6:30 p.m. in the Forest Elementary School Auditorium. The Doors will open at 6:00.

Three concrete light poles were installed at Gaddis Park last week to replace the existing wood poles. “We consider this part of our yearly upgrades,” Parks Director Stan Crotwell said.

Vernon Crotwell of Morton (left) was recently honored upon his retirement from the East Central Community College Board of Trustees. He was presented with a plaque from ECCC Board Chair Dr.

The Forest-Scott County Career & Technology Center recently held an  induction ceremony for the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS).

Once upon a time many years ago animals unimaginable  roamed this earth leaving behind links into history with their bones buried beneath the surface, today known as fossils.

Lifelong residents of this area will remember a man of God by the name of Rev. John Hayes Jones. Rev. Jones was probably famous for a lot of things, but in my mind two stand out — catfish and letters to Jesus.




James “Dale” Cumberland

Services for Mr. James “Dale” Cumberland were held at 3 p.m., Friday, January 26, 2018, at Salem Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the burial in the church cemetery. Charlie Deaton officiated.

Visitation was held from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Friday, January 26, 2018, at Salem Cumberland Presbyterian Church.


Dorothy Jean Latham

Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Jean Latham were conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from the Bethlehem Baptist Church with Rev. Matt Armstrong officiating. Interment followed in the Bethlehem Baptist Cemetery under the direction of Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Morton.


Guyrene Everett

Mrs. Guyrene Everett, age 82, passed away on January 24, 2018.

Guyrene was born in Lake, MS to Guy and Willie Graham.

Mrs. Guyrene was an amazing wife, mother, and grandmother and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.


Wilson Davis Wooten

Mr. Wilson Davis Wooten, age 81, passed away on Wednesday January 24, 2018 at his home in Lake, MS. Visitation was held on Friday January 26, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and again on Saturday January 27, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 9:50 a.m. at Wolf Funeral Services in Lake, MS.


Arrest Report January 31

The following persons were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center January 17 - January 24. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

James Montique Gray, 25, 612 Birch St Forest, misds - assault, domestic violence, disorderly conduct, failure to comply




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