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A former Forest Bearcat looks to earn a spot on the Chicago Cubs baseball team and take the field at Wrigley.

The Forest United Methodist Church is happy to announce they have a new pastor. David Slaughter.  will begin his tenure as pastor at FUMC with his first sermon on Sunday, July 1.

Lake Youth Baseball 7-9 League Champions, Allstar Team Sports, finished the season a perfect 11-0. Pictured here first row, from left: Kason Edwards, Jordan Lynam, Landyn Williams, Kylan Chrislom and Colt Shelley.

From August 5 until May 8, 2018, Tia Patrick was granted the opportunity to go on a delegation to Seoul, South Korea.

Miller Gymnastics in Newton completed their 2017-2018 competition season. The competition team won numerous titles at the team level and in individual events including Level 2 overall state champion Reese Thoms.

Raytheon is an industry-leading defense contractor and has been a huge supplier of jobs in Scott County for decades.


One day will come

By TIM BEELAND,

Saturday afternoon while cruising the back roads of Rankin, Scott and Leake County, up around Ludlow I think it was, I spied a couple of fishermen on the bank of a creek and  wished I was shoulder to shoulder with them.






Gardening Season Has Arrived

By TIM GETER,

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

The Forest Garden Club was established in 1962 and is a member of National Garden Clubs, Deep South Garden Clubs, and The Garden Clubs of Mississippi, and is in the Southern Pine District. 


Arrest Report March 21

The following persons were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center March 7 -  March 14. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Crystal King, 29, 367 Smith County RD Raleigh MS 39153, misd - public drunk.



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.




Forest News

Happy Birthday:

March 28 Kevin Sessums, Rev. Frank Gunn, Deborah Aycock, Lindell Derrick, Kevin Brown, Jessie  Boutwell Partridge, Mark Williamson



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