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Turning from Doubting
Announcements: Mississippi State University Extension in Scott County, Scott Regional Hospital and Morton Healthy Home Town Committee are teaming up to present Walk-a-Weigh Health Control Program. For more information contact Morton Chamber of Commerce at 601-732-6135.
Brian Nicholas Revette, 35, of Lake, went to be with the Lord on February 5, 2018.
Visitation was Thursday, February 8, from 5-8 p.m. at Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Forest, MS. Funeral services were held on Friday, February 9, at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Lake, MS, followed by graveside service at Dennis Cemetery, Lake, MS.
Part 2 of Black History program presented
Good Morning / Evening!
‘Learn how to respect one another’
On Sunday, February 11, 2018, Pastor Croff’s sermon was delivered from the 3rd chapter of the book of James, verses 8-10 subject: “Learn how to respect one another.” Responsive reading was done by Rev. James Buckley.
Valentine Love and Appreciation from Legacy Change Agents
A beautiful Memorial/Celebration of Life was held for Mrs. Sammie Louise Nunley Rigsby, the youngest of fourteen children, Saturday, February 10th at Lynch Chapel U. M. Church with Elder Anthony Ashford officiating and delivering her eulogy.
North Central Scott County Volunteer Fire Department had received a Class 8 Fire Rating, meaning homeowners in the departments coverage area may notice a decrease in insurance premiums.
I suppose it’s all up to the ole groundhog at this point. Winter, that is. Of course we’ve still got a little over a week before Groundhog Day and “officially” knowing what to expect for the next six weeks, but after the last half-a-month or so I’m hoping more than ever before that Punxsutawney Phil doesn’t see his shadow this year.
Mr. Oliver Moore, (AKA: Poppa, Big Poppa, Pop Oliver, Mr. Oliver) celebrated his 100th birthday with friends and family at the Forest Country Club on January 13.
February is Library Lovers’ Month, and the Friends of the Forest Public Library invite patrons and residents to surround the library with love at an appreciation tea on Sunday, February 11, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. The main event of the afternoon will take place at 2:30 p.m. – a rare photo opportunity.
The Opioid crisis in Mississippi as of January 2017, the lastest statistics just released, had caused 247 deaths as reported by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics according to Capt. Brad Ellis, Narcotics Officer of the Scott County Sheriff’s Department.
Not again! That’s the only possible response to news last week that the Mississippi Department of Education will have to make some changes to the system it uses to grade school districts and individual schools.
The new year is well underway and the City of Forest has revved the gears for another year of progress. City officials say they are looking forward to a great start in 2018 following up on the many achievements from 2017.
Feb 14 Don Healy, Jean Amis, Cynthia Hunter, Caroline Lanthrip, Mike Gaddis, Mindy Chambers, David Smith, Nancy Witshire, Junior Pryor, Mary Grace Harallson Schwab, Rev. John Case, Teresa Packer, Kent Young, Gladys Willison, Dewayne Hawkins, Elan Powell, Tracy Risher
We watched a trail ride slide by out front of the house Sunday afternoon. There is something kind of peaceful about watching the horses, and wagons, and all their riders meandering down a dirt road.
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.
On Sunday, November 26, 2017, at approximately 1:15 p.m., La Bendicion convenience store was robbed by two individuals with handguns.
Anyone with any information on the identities of either of these two individuals should contact Central Mississippi Crime Stoppers at (601) 355-TIPS or the Forest Police Department at (601) 469-4141.
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
Residents in the vicinity of North Homewood Road and Highway 501 in Forest are having an odorous experience due to a bad bouquet on the breezes blowing their way. Waste Management Clearview Landfill, located about five miles away on Mudline Road in Lake, is apparently having some challenges in putting a lid on this pungency.
On October 25 Tyson Foods, Inc. in Forest, held a Safety Event to celebrate the achievement of reaching one-million man-hours without incident. The Scott County Times was invited to come be a part of the party.
Collection week begins November 13
Have you packed your shoeboxes? Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week is November 13-20.
The coordinated efforts of The City of Forest and Mississippi Power, Simmons Erosion Control, Inc., and Custom Paving will further beautify downtown Forest with the addition of six decorative street lamps and poles on Smith Avenue.
The American Legion Post #9 of Forest will sponsor Dr. David M. Walker as orator at the Veteran’s Day Program at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 10 at the Scott County Courthouse.
Some Scott County residents and businesses could be facing higher power bills in 2018.
Last Friday night, the Scott Central Rebels continued to leave a trail of shut-out victories in their wake this season. Union was utterly defeated by the Rebels, 64-0.
Last week my dear wife, Danny, tagged me on a social media site with a picture of an original bottle of Old Spice Cologne. The caption on the photograph was “who can smell this now?”
For several years now, online stores have reported the Monday after Thanksgiving Day is their busiest. It is Cyber Monday and we have come to expect the big annual savings we find for gift items. And, without standing in the long lines on Black Friday.
Mississippi Blood Services will be holding a blood drive with Sebastopol High School on Wednesday, November 29, from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The MBS Donor Coach will be at the school. Donors will receive a T-shirt (while supplies last). Donors can now check their overall cholesterol levels on their MBSConnect account.
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?
Harvey and Molly Matheny of Memphis, TN are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Anna Easterling Matheny, to Shawn Matthew Evans, son of Mike and Lori Evans of Forest.
Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Davis Stringer, III of Brandon and Mr. and Mrs. Brian Wayne Robinson of Standing Pine announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Brenna Robinson to Matthew Thomas Brown, of Pearl. Matthew is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Michael Brown of Brandon.
The First Baptist Church Morton will present its 5th Annual Christmas Cantata, entitled Peace on Sunday, December 10, at 6:00 p.m.