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This is one whale of a story


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.

According to Webster, fossils are the remains or impressions of a prehistoric organism preserved in petrified form or as a mold or cast in rock.

Forest News

Happy Birthday:
Feb 28  Dot Townsend, Haywood Reeves, Steven Gaddis, Chuck Hollingsworth, Janice Fortenberry, Ray Thompson, Jr. 

Pleasant Hill News


 Announcements: Mississippi State University Extension in Scott County, Scott Regional Hospital and Morton Healthy Home Committee are teaming up to present Walk-a-Weigh Health Control Program. For more information contact Morton Chamber of Commerce at 601-732-6135.

Morton News


Announcements:  Morton Public Library invites local teens to Teen Craft Night, Thursday, February 22 at 5:00 p.m.  Monster Bookmarks will be made during this activity.


Forest News

Happy Birthday:

Feb 14    Don Healy, Jean Amis, Cynthia Hunter, Caroline Lanthrip, Mike Gaddis, Mindy Chambers, David Smith, Nancy Witshire, Junior Pryor, Mary Grace Harallson Schwab, Rev. John Case, Teresa Packer, Kent Young, Gladys Willison, Dewayne Hawkins, Elan Powell, Tracy Risher

Morton News


Announcements:  Dates for the February We Care Missions Food Distribution are Friday, February 9 and Friday, February 23.  Those eligible to receive food  boxes must register at Fellowship Hall of Morton United Methodist Church, 29 Church Street from 10 a.m.-12 noon.

Sammie Louise Nunley Rigsby

Mrs. Sammie Louise Nunley Rigsby, 91, went to be with her Lord and Savior in Heaven on February 1, 2018.  She was born on October 7, 1926 in Forest, Mississippi to Staton Baker and Mamie Moore Nunley. She was the youngest of fourteen children, all of whom preceded her in death. She was married to the late E.J. Rigsby.

Arrest Report February 7

The following persons were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center January 24 - January 30. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Derik Leckon Patrick, 21, 122 Bullah Rd Forest, misd - disorderly conduct, failure to comply


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



Sebastopol News


An extremely powerful Sunday at Salem
Sunday was a bonanza at Salem Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Adam Boykin conducting the morning worship hour. He had a powerful message and a challenge to the congregation.

Deadline nears for registration

The City of Forest Parks and Recreation and Youth Sports League is accepting registrations for this year’s baseball and t-ball program for girls and boys at Gaddis Park.

The deadline to register is Friday, February 9th. Registration forms are available at the park office. The cost to participate is $75.

Forest News


Editor’s Note: Forest News Columnist Maybeth Ormond passed away late last week shortly after submitting this column. Our deepest sympathy to the family.

Happy Birthday


More than 85 people braved the inclement weather on Sunday for the Surround the Library with Love event at the Forest Public Library.  The afternoon appreciation tea was hosted by the Friends of the Library and featured a slide show of the library’s programs for the past year, along with special recognition of the library’s partners and patrons

Hornets defeat Richland, 35-20, look ahead to Union this Friday night

The Lake Hornets overcame the Richland Rangers last Friday night, 35-20. The Hornets now boast a record of five wins and one loss this season.
Coach Tate Hanna said, “I was very pleased with how we played this past Friday. We did a great job up front on both sides of the ball. This is the first game we played well the entire game.”