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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.

Too Cool for School

It was truly a sight no one will soon forget at the “Coolest Prom Around” for Sebastopol High School last week. Pictured from left are Keyton Bennett, Bradley Myers, Ethan Murray, Ethan Tharp, Cedarius Bobbitt, Peyton Bennett and Caleb Leach. Send your prom pictures to


Home Run Hunnies

The Morton High School Lady Panters Softball team is hosting a fundraiser, Home Run Hunnies, on Monday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. See the Lady Panters as you have never seen them before. Admission is $2 and everybody can purchase score cards and help judge.

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Announcements: In the celebration of Library Week 2018, an exhibit of photography by Pascagoula resident, photographer Jeff Baldock, Creative Visions is displaying his latest “Downtown by Night” series at the Forest Library on Tuesday, April 10, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

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Happy Birthday:

April 11 Bertha Emmons, William Lee Fortenberry, Cheryl Rasco Smith, Bobbie Robinson, James D. Ramey, Jr., James McAdory, Jr., Sydney Leonard Mahoney, Beth Eason, Mamie Spencer, Kimberly Spencer, Peggy Brenton

Ronnie Sudduth

Ronnie Sudduth, 64, passed away March 26, 2018 at Copiah County Medical Center. Visitation was be 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, and 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Thursday, March 29 at Stringer Family Funeral Home in Crystal Springs.  Services were at  3 p.m.



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