Today's Top Stories

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.

Kalem United Methodist Church will celebrate its 90th anniversary on Sunday, August 5.

Central Mississippi Regional Library System introduced a new contest element to this year’s Summer Library Program —Beanstack, a Fitbit  for reading!

Forest Elementary School will begin the new year with a new principal at the helm. Tracy Adcock was hired by the Forest Municipal School District and officially started on July 1.

Union Grove/ Steele News


Preparations underway for Steele Community Cleanup Days

Health and Wellness is in full swing at Union Grove United Methodist Church each Monday and Thursday. The classes are free and will meet on Monday and Thursday of each week at 6 p.m.  Join us as we learn to create balance in our lives. 

First Lady Visits


Mississippi’s First Lady Deborah Bryant was at Morton Elementary School Last week reading to students as part of her Read Across Mississippi program. She is pictured here with Jayden Hunt, Payson Knight, Levi Revette and Ckireya Mann.      

Red Rose Award

At the January meeting of Pi Chapter Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, the chapter Red Rose Award was presented to Lisa Seale, left, principal of Lake Elementary School. The award is presented each year to an outstanding woman in her community who has benefited education and the status of women in educational roles.

Top Administrators

Scott County School District Administrators of the Year are, from left, Scott Wells, High School; Lee Killen, District Administrator of the Year; and Marylynn Crotwell, Elementary.