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Long before Alderman Harry Robinson started serving the citizens of City of Forest in Ward III he served to protect all Americans in the United States Army and he almost paid the ultimate sacrifice.

The City of Forest has made it a priority to bring new and exciting draws to the downtown area. One of the attractions that city officials and private partners have been working hard on is the Sights and Sounds Park located on the corner of S....

Local teams are getting set to start the 2018 football season and only have a few more practices before the season kicks off. All Scott County teams are eager to get underway and will start their regular season games this Friday night.

The Scott County Emergency Management Agency is sponsoring a Safety Expo that will be held at Gaddis Park in Forest on August 18 from 9 a.m. through 1 p.m.

Forest Rotary Club sponsored a Stuff the Bus project to benefit Forest and Scott Central elementary schools.

Forest Municipal School District will start the new school year with enhanced security as the school district continues to be proactive rather than reactive when it comes to ensuring the safety of all students.

Arrest Report August 8

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center July 27 – August 3. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Darion Demon Body, 37, 129 Bradford St, Forest MS, DUI-Second Offense, Careless Driving, Drivers License-None, Warrant Served on City Case.

Maurine Holsen

Mrs. Maurine Holsen, age 82, and resident of Hickory passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at her home.

Funeral services were conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 from the Ott & Lee Funeral Home Chapel with her pastor, Rev. Gary Howse officiating under the direction of Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Forest.

Estelle Boxx

On July 25, 2018, Estelle Irby Boxx passed away after nearly 94 years of life.

Estelle was born on September 27, 1924 in Scott County to Amos and Letha Irby. She was the oldest of six siblings. She married the love of her life, Pete Boxx on November 30, 1945, and had two daughters, Dixie and Joyce.

Jada Marie McCrory

Mrs. Jada Marie McCrory, age 54, passed away Monday, July 30, 2018 at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Visitation was held Tuesday July 31, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday August 1, 2018 from 1:30 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. at Wolf Funeral Services in Morton, MS.

Jerry Hines

Mr. Jerry Hines, age 68 and a resident of Forest passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at St. Dominic Memorial Hospital in Jackson after a brief illness.

Morton News


Announcements: Morton Public Library schedule for August:  Preschool Story Time-Every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.(this months themes are-August 14 “Firefighters”, August 21 “The Lorax”, August 28 “Unicorns.” Kindergarten - 6th Grade “Make Your Own Comic Book” on Thursday, August 23 a at 5:00 p.m.

Forest News

Happy Birthday:

AUG. 8: Cory Sherman Stewart, Tom Walker, Jason Credille, Douglas Courtney, Sallie Tarrer Pace, Phil Moss, Paul Smith, Pat Harrison, Allie Rue Gardner, Becky Hawkins, Elvie Crimm, Patsy Dennis, Sean Franklin, Brenda Johnson, Bill Jackson, Billy Dwane Alexander.

Community Calendar

August 10

Forest Youth Sports Association is holding open registration for 2018 soccer until August 10. Forms can be picked up at the Gaddis Park office building on weekdays.