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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.

Ellis graduates from MSMS

The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science (MSMS) would like to congratulate the Class of 2018 on their upcoming graduation. Specifically, they would like to honor Margarete Gabie Ellis. Ellis, formerly of Forest High School, is the daughter of LeaAnn and Wesley Ellis.





Arrest Report June 6

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

James Montique Gray, 25, 612 Birch St, Forest MS, Public Drunk, Burglary, Assault – Domestic Violence.




Dora Nell Lindsey

Mrs. Dora Nell Lindsey, age 89, passed away May 31, 2018 at the Mississippi Care Center of Morton, MS surrounded by her family. She was born on March 22, 1929 to Noah and Mattie Bell Latham of Forkville, MS.



Edwin Doyle Brantley

Edwin Doyle Brantley, known to all as Doyle, ended his lifelong journey on May 23, 2018. He was a member of the greatest generation, upon whose watch our Country grew into the greatest nation the world has known.  Doyle grew up in Madden, Mississippi along with eight brothers and sisters.  His parents were Dr. Frank and Mrs.


Marlene Anthony

Services for Mrs. Marlene Anthony were held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Sebastopol.

Visitation was from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Monday, June 4 at Milling Funeral Home of Sebastopol with burial in the Old White Plains Cemetery.

Bro. Brett Cooper and Bro. Daniel Richardson officiated.





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