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Frances “Fran” Rester

Frances “Fran” Helen Rester, 84, of Brandon, passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at her home. A Celebration of Life for Mama Fran was Friday, March 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Crossgates UMC with Rev. Chris Cumbest and Rev. John Moore officiating. Entombment followed at Lakewood Memorial Gardens.

Community Calendar

March 23

Forest Elementary School is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair through Friday, March 23. Funds raised will help purchase books for the media center, classroom libraries, and students. The Book Fair will feature a special family community open house on Thursday, March 22, from 3:30 until 5:30 p.m.


March 24

Pleasant Hill News


Celebrating Pastor’s Anniversary

On March 18, 2018 the Pleasant Hill Church Family Celebrated their Pastor Marcus and First Lady Shannon McDougle’s 2nd Year Anniversary. The day started with morning worship at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Gammage read scripture from Psalm 23:1 The Lord is my Shepherd.


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

Morton News


Announcements:  We Care Missions Food Distribution dates for March are Friday, March 9 and Friday, March 16 from 10:00 a.m.-12 noon at Fellowship Hall of Morton United Methodist Church, 29 Church Street.  Those eligible for the program must have all required documentation with them.

A Photographic Memory


Art is a world within its own universe. Its the ability to create the expressions and perpetuity of entities that surround the artist.

In the second grade Allen Cooks like all artists had a vivid imagination. His young mind could grasp the image and store it.

Volunteers handle the bulk of the work at Crudup Ward Food Pantry


The Crudup Ward Food Pantry located in the Crudup Ward building on Longview Street, just off Hill Street in Forest has been providing for those in need with low income since 2005.

“So many people without income and those who have a job but are paid with a low salary are helped through this wonderful program,” Mammie Crudup said.


James “Rod” Phillips

Funeral services for Mr. James “Rod” Phillips were conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from the Ott & Lee Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ray Ingram and Bro. Billy Ray Parker officiating. Interment followed in the Morton Church of God Cemetery under the direction of Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Morton.

Halloween in the Park

Morton residents dressed in all sorts of Halloween costumes enjoyed Halloween in the Park at  Farris Park Saturday. Pictured are a couple of spooky figures from the evening captured by photographer Billy Freeman.

Midway News


Christmas cruise was astronomical


Happy New Year to everyone.  It is such a blessing to be able to encounter the new year. I know that seems like old news but I have been out of the country on a cruise and was not able to send my article in to the newspaper.


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




The Scott Central football team will be guided by a new head coach this coming year.


Frances “Fran” Helen Rester, 84, of Brandon, passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at her home... READ MORE


Spring arrived Tuesday and the Forest Garden Club is tilling up the grounds for another great... READ MORE