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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.


Forest News

Happy Birthday:

June 20 Anna Marie Hendry, Susan Doty Adams, Marilyn Odom, Gladys Dearing, Margaret Young, Anita Dean Shoemaker, David Boyles, Kristy Lee Sanders, Lori Lea Miller, Stan Roberts, Jay Johnson

A tribute to Nancy and Jerry


Few people have come into my life and have left such a huge footprint.  Jerry and Nancy are two of those people.  From early days on North Davis Street to marriage, children and grandchildren, Nancy and Jerry have remained true to their God and true to their family.  Things happen to all, but none have weathered the storm like these two have do

Sebastopol News


Camp Bailey begins Monday, June 11

Sunday the community honored Ms. Allie Mae Creel with a celebration of her 100th birthday. It was a great turnout and the church fellowship hall was beautifully decorated. Great job everyone involved in its preparation. A beautiful tribute for a beautiful lady.

Midway News


Midway Park is open

First Lady Venita Whittington has been in University Hospital. She is out and at home with a lot of specific directions on medications.  Remember her and her family in your prayers.

Ringgold News


Social Security Double Standard?

Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House of Representatives, is the person who proposed raising the retirement age on Social Security. It was changed for everyone but the ones that made the rule. Now he announced his retirement at age 48. — with full Government Pension.

Thelma Keyes

Father’s Day is Sunday June 17

Good Morning / Evening!

“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need”.  Hebrews 4:16


Arrest Report November 1

The following persons were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center October 19 – 26. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law:
Chirstoper A Patrick, 41, 131 Wash Dr, Forest, misd – drugs-possession marijuana 1st offense

Forest News

Happy Birthday:

March 14:  John Tyree, Jr., Randy Woods, W. A. Pogue, Catherine Huckabey, Leiah Gilbert Bridges, Roger McDaniel, James Gibbs.

March 15:  Sheila Rushing, John Allen Roby, Shawn Gunderson, Charles Rogellio, Jr., Jonathon Huff, Anna Gaddis

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.


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