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What's wrong with Forest?


Dear Editor:

Well, the sad, undeniable truth is — Forest is dying!  So, now, the more important question becomes — Why is Forest dying? The answers to why Forest is dying may be a little too much for just one ‘letter to the editor’, but we can start with the #1 cause that Forest is dying — Forest is a Sanctuary City. 

Arrest Report June 20

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center June 8 – June 14. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Courtney Jones, 27, 3195 Bealman Rd. Dekalb MS, Molesting – Touching Child for Lustful Purposes.


Community Calendar

June 3

The St. Mark MB Church will be having our Men's Day Program on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 2:00pm.  The speaker will be Deacon Charles Davis (Crystal Springs, MS).  Everyone is invited to be a part of this great program.


June 10

Pleasant Hill News


Memorial Day it is!


Announcements: Basic Calligraphy Class are being offered at Excel Learning Center in Morton Ms. beginning on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Classes will be held three Tuesdays 6:00-7:30 from May 22 to June 5th. Fee for the class is $25. For more information 601-732-1800.

Music Students presented in recital

Music students of Irene Martin and Emily Baker were recently presented in recital at New Liberty Baptist Church, Mortion. Pictured from front left are Christian Lewis, Cali Tillman, Brooklyn Chisolm, Samantha Gardner, Lydia Powell and Sam Bradshaw. Second row, Chloe Lang, Sophia Lang, Brayden Hines, Blake Hines, and Kyle Powell.


Second Annual Toy Drive underway

The Scott County Sheriff’s Department began accepting donations Monday in their second annualy Sheriff’s Toy Drive. There is a drop off box at the Scott County Sheriff’s Department in the lobby which is open to the public 24 hours a day. There will be a small drop box at Petals & More in Forest.

Circuit Court

The Circuit Court of Scott County, Mississippi cases for trial under the Honorable Judge Collins. The following cases be set for trial and/or disposition in the February, 2018, term of Circuit Court of Scott County, Mississippi, as follow:

First Monday January 29, 2018



Arrest Report October 11

The following persons were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center September 27 – October 5. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law:
Crystal K. Watford, 34, 51 Young Hill Dr, Monticello, improper equipment, drug possession- methamphetamine, no driver’s license.

Forestry Banquet Oct. 26

The Scott County Forestry Association Banquet will be held Thursday, October 26 at Roosevelt State Park Lodge.  Registration will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the meal and program beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Please call the Scott County Extension Office at 601-469-4241 by October 16 to register for the banquet.