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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.


Leiden, Phillips to wed Saturday

Dr. Kelly Leiden of Ocean Springs and Mr. Matthew Leiden of Virginia Beach, VA are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Lauren Walsh Leiden to Gene Bridges Phillips, Junior, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Bridges Phillips, Senior of Memphis, Tennessee.

Morton News


Announcements: The Summer Reading Program/Activities at Morton Public Library are: Preschool Story Time, Tuesday mornings at 10:30; K-6th grade Thursday, June 7, 2:00 p.m., Storyteller, Dianne Butler (special performance at 5:00 p.m.; June 14 at 2:00 p.m.-CMRLS Puppets; June 21 at 2:00 p.m., Let’s Make Music; June 28 at 2:00 p.m.; Animal Tales


Community Calendar

May 19

Dixon Day will be held Saturday, May 19 at the Neshoba County Fairgrounds beginning at 10:00 a.m. Lunch will be served picnic style. All former students, teachers, neighbors, and friends are invited to attend. For more information call Patsy Davis at 601-656-3795.


May 24

Pleasant Hill News


Happy Mother’s Day

Announcements: Day of Prayer will be May 14, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Scott County District Building.

Shiloh M.B. Church is in revival this week starting at 7:30 p.m.

Homestead M.B. Church is in revival this week.

Morton News


Announcements: We Care Missions Food Distribution dates for May are Friday, May 11 and Friday, May 25 from Fellowship Hall of Morton United Methodist Church, 29 Church Street, with distribution beginning at 10 a. m.-12 noon.

Community Calendar

April 27-29

On Friday, April 27, the Excel Learning Center in Morton will host “Drawing with Mr. Luis,” an evening of drawing for children in grades one through five, along with a parent.  Mr. Luis Hernandez will teach basic drawing skills to the participants. 


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