The Forest Bearcats captured the 2018 Scott County basketball tournament Saturday Night with a... READ MORE
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.
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.
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
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.
The crisp morning air and chilly breeze felt good just before daylight Monday morning as I walked the dogs. It felt like it should feel this time of year. It was just the opposite Saturday in Starkville where we suffered through the heat in the football stadium, and as much or more so beneath the tailgate tents.
Perfection is rare, but the Scott Central Rebels continue their winning streak at Pelahatchie. Toppling the Chiefs 68-20, the Rebels overwhelmed the Chiefs with outstanding passing and rushing. The Rebel defense kept the mighty passing game of the Chiefs to 17 completed passes out of 32.
At least a dozen youth will be visiting Scott County December 8-9 for an annual hunting experience and fundraiser through Hope Outdoors Ministries.
Festivities kick off in Forest with reception
Human development and family science major Victoria Vivians of Forest will reign this week as 2017 Homecoming Queen at Mississippi State University.
Forest School District Teachers of the year awards from left are Lindsay White Middle School English teacher, Robin Sistruck was also recognized for being district teacher of the year for the elementary school, and Katherine Grisham who received the award for the High School
The following persons were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center September 21 - 27. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law:
Lavell Hughes, 56, 247 Futch Rd., Fores, serve 8 days
Cold weather lead to tragedy last week ultimately causing a fatality in the city of Forest when a house was ingulfed by flames.
According to Forest Fire Chief Jason Tilman the fire occured on the evening of December 12.
On Sunday, October 22, Forest Public Library hosted a Tour the Town event. This program celebrated the Mississippi Bicentennial and the 20th Anniversary of the Scott County Mississippi Genealogical and Historical Society.
You see, or hear, all sorts of warnings around this time of year. Things like don’t plug extension cords into space heaters or vice versa. Same with overloading circuits with Christmas tree lights and outside decorations and the like. Fire hazard they say.