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The 2019 Distinguished Young Woman of Scott County, Olivia Triplett, is one of 30 young women from across Mississippi who will be vying to become the next Distinguished Young Woman of Mississippi and represent the state in the national...

Carolyn Cooper has been a mainstay with the the Mississippi Second Chancery Court District as the court’s administrator for 23 years.

During July 4 range activities Precision Shooting Center held AR-15 Affirmation Day by having only AR-15 rifles shot from 1- 4 pm.

The Mississippi Marlins 10UAA baseball team competed in the 2018 Grand Slam World Series of Baseball in Panama City Beach, FL on June 18-24. The Marlins finished 1st in the 10AA division and placed 5th overall out of 25 teams.

Luke Reynolds, pictured here with Jaron Madison, Chicago Cubs Scouting Director, recently signed his first Major League Baseball contract.

The City of Forest has been awarded the highly competitive 2018 Healthy Hometown Award sponsored by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi.

Garbology 101


It is three-tenths of a mile from the end of my driveway down the dirt and gravel Pine Grove Road to Highway 21. Three-tenths of a mile. A little after 6:00 a.m. on the Fourth of July I decided to walk to the highway and back because I was more than a little perturbed on the eve of the Fourth  as I drove in from work.

Classiness is not measured by success or wealth


Often classiness is believed to be related to one’s wealth, success, sophistication or overall status in life, or their lack thereof. During my walk-through life I have come to realize that classiness has nothing to do with someone’s standing in life and has everything to do with the selfless desire to make the world around you a better place.

Arrest Report July 11

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center June 28 – July 4. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Deonte M. Towner, 22, 518 Valley St, Forest MS, PC-Robbery.

Bobby Stroud

Mr. Bobby Stroud, age 76, passed away Sunday June 10, 2018 at his residence in Lake, MS. Visitation was held on Tuesday June 12, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. until 1:50 p.m. at Wolf Funeral Services in Lake, MS. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday June 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wolf Funeral Services Chapel in Lake, MS. Officiating was Rev.

Maxine Craig

Mrs. Maxine Craig, age 91, passed away Thursday June 7, 2018 at her residence in Morton, MS. Visitation was held on Friday June 8, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Saturday June 9, from 8:30 a.m. until 9:20 a.m. at Wolf Funeral Services in Morton, MS. Funeral Services were held on Saturday June 9, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Michael Douglas Hoard

Mr. Michael Douglas Hoard, age 55, passed away Wednesday June 20, 2018 at The Cancer Center in Newnan, GA. Visitation was held Monday June 25, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Wolf Funeral Services in Morton, MS. Services were held Tuesday June 26, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Morton, MS.

Don Hall

Mr. Don Hall, age 70, passed away Thursday June 14, 2018 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, MS. Visitation was held on Saturday June 16, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. until 1:50 p.m. at Wolf Funeral Services in Morton, MS. Services followed at 2:00 p.m. at Wolf Funeral Services Chapel in Morton, MS. There was no graveside services.