Today's Top Stories

Forest High School proudly announces January, February, and March’s Bearcats of the Month.  These students were nominated and selected by the faculty and staff because they demonstrated Forest High School’s expected qualities.  Diligence,...

Morton pitcher, Mallory Irby, winds up during the Lady Panther’s 13-2 home victory over the Lady Bearcats of Forest last Friday. The Lady Panthers defeated Scott Central 17-7 on Monday.

STARKVILLE – After re-writing the Mississippi State record books, Victoria Vivians is taking her talents to the WNBA.

Vivians was taken eighth overall by the Indiana Fever in the 2018 WNBA Draft Thursday night in New York City.

Residents interested in purchasing plants to add to their yards and gardens will have just one day to browse through a selection provided by the Forest Garden Club.

At the Forest Area Chamber of Commerce meeting last week, Chris Strebeck was the recipient of the Golden Shovel Award, left photo, for his service to the Chamber and the Ivan Bagley Award was presented to Jeffrey Cooper for his service to the...

The East Central Community College Art Department  opened its 2018 Student Art Exhibition Monday and it runs through Monday, April 23, in the lobby of the Vickers Fine Arts Center Auditorium.

Sebastopol News


Congratulations Students

Sympathy is extended to the family of Francis Strickland.

Congratulations to the following students who participated in the Skills USA State Competition: Lane Belk, first, HVAC; Chandler Norman, second, electrical competition; Albert Boykin, second, plumbing; Ethan Tharp, third place, cabinetry.

Midway News


Sunday of Hope

Midway M. B. Church will Celebrate Sunday of Hope, St. Jude on April 22nd, during regular Service.  Zeta Phi Beta Sorority will be hosting the program.  Zeta Member at the church is Dr. Lorraine Dozier.  Amicae members are Constance McClendon and Sylvia Kennedy. 

Club News

Lackey Hospital Auxiliary

Lackey Hospital Auxiliary met in the Medical Records Building near the hospital last week. President Lorry Blackwell called the meeting to order and Leola Meyer read the minutes.

Community Calendar

April 20

The Jackson State University Scott  County Alumni Chapter is sponsoring their Annual Scholarship Banquet on April 20 at 7:OO p.m. at the Forest Service Center. 790 E. First St., Forest.


April 21

Morton News


Announcements: First Baptist Church of Morton will host Revival Services at 7:00 p.m. each evening beginning Sunday night, April 22. The guest speaker will be Bro. Larry Duncan of Salem Baptist Church, Lake and leading the music will be the Vardamans from Line Creek Baptist Church, Morton.

Forest News

April 25  Scott Maxwell, Lynn Johnston Catalina, Bobbie Jones Marshall, Martha Hamm, Calvin Broadhead, Wally Rushing, Van Fortenberry, Mike McCrory, Nolan Crout, Jim Derrick, Tanesha Smith, Norman Young

April 26  Cobert Phillips, Bill Blossom, Ricky Foreman, Stephanie Jones

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‘An Evening With Gershwin’

As part of the 2018 East Central Community College Cultural Arts Series, Dr. Justin Sharp of Sebastopol and Denise Riley, piano and vocal music instructors, respectively, presented “An Evening with Gershwin” Tuesday in the Vickers Fine Arts Auditorium on the Decatur campus.



Dorothy “Dot” Leonard of Trussville, Alabama passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Dot was a... READ MORE