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Capital Area Spring Meeting

Scott County MHV members recently attended the Mississippi Homemaker Volunteer Spring Capital Area meeting and Fashion Revue held in Vicksburg. Those participating were first row, from left, Helen Watkins, Cathy Johnson, Mae Lee and Bobbie Hodges.  Back row, Kathy Warren, Shirley Sawyer, Betsy Comfort, Frisky Roland, and Myra Murrell Davis.

Arrest Report April 25

The following persons were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center April 12 - April 18. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Corey D Lewis, 39, 6924 Biscane Blvd Rex GA, Felony-Trafficking in Controlled Substances

Patriotism at its finest

Back in 1992 my wife, Danny, and I lived in a wonderful old farmhouse in the quaint north central Mississippi town of Carrollton. We had just finished restoring the house — if you can ever finish restoring a 100-year-old home — and were beginning to think about starting a family. That twinkle in the eye thing.

Gerry Michael Shoemaker

Gerry Michael Shoemaker, born September 3, 1964, in Morton, MS, passed away at his home in D’Lo on April 19, 2018.

Michael was the owner of the D’Lo Antique Store in D’Lo, MS

Michael is survived by his brother, Jerry Shoemaker (Debbie); his sisters, Sherry Roby (John) and Shelia Moudy (Paul).

Chambers named STAR Student

The Mississippi Economic Council and its M.B. Swayze Foundation sponsors the Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) Program in an effort to encourage scholastic achievement among the state’s high school students. The STAR Program has two specific purposes:

Wins Sales Award

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Gomillion, Ray’s Radiator & Machine Shop of Forest recently won a trip to Washington, D.C. for being one of the top Exmark dealers in a six-state region. R.W. Distributors, Inc., the Exmark Distributor, awarded this trip for outstanding sales of Exmark mowers.

Book Donation

Scott County administrators and lead teachers celebrated the National Library Week 2018 theme, Libaries Lead, at their workshop held on April 11. The educators expressed their appreciation to the Forest Public Library for use of the meeting room and support of the staff at their ongoing meetings throughout the year.


XOXO and Happy Easter


While browsing through the stack of newspapers that came in the Monday mail, a column by a friend and colleague of mine, Jamie Patterson the managing editor at the Yazoo Herald, caught my eye. Jamie was reminiscing about all the little gifts her young children have given her over the years.

Forest News

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

Forest News

Happy Birthday:

April 4 Kayla Welbourne, Georgia Lynn Jones, Joe Thrash, Robert Marveggio, Joyce Carr, Jeannie Bailey Tadlock, Mike Pace, Charles Smith, Jana Nester, John Alumbaugh, David Nabors, Joyce Lathem


Back on the soap box(s) again


It happened again Monday just after 7:00 a.m. while on my way to work. The traffic signal facing me at the intersection of Hillsboro Street and Hwy. 80 in Forest turned green. I was on Hillsboro so that means the light had to be red on the side the folks traveling on Highway 80 were on. Everyone knows that, right?

Forest Parade


Christmas parades were held in three of Scott County’s municipalities in the last week heralding the holiday season. Pictured, Community Bank of Forest claimed top honors in the Forest Parade’s Red Division. Second place went ot Bank of Forest and Third place was claimed by Lackey Memorial Hospital.

Trick or Treat?!

Has this year just flown by? Has Halloween snuck up on you, tapped you on the shoulder, and hollered, “Boo!”? Well, no worries, because there are some sweet local ways to get Halloween in the bag:


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