TERRY – Genett Carpenter departed this world on March 3rd, 2020, at her home in Terry, MS, after a lengthy illness. She was 69 years old.
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The following individuals were taken in to custody and booked in to the docket at the Scott County Jail between February 28 and March 5, 2020. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
2/28 NO BOOKINGS
2/29 Kelvin D. Johnson, 117 Bradford Ln, Forest – No Driver’s License/No Insurance
A Forest High School teacher has been selected as Mississippi’s 3rd Congressional District Teacher of the year. April Lang, who is Forest Municipal School District Teacher of the Year, is now in the running for Mississippi Teacher of the year. Lang teaches Foundations to Algebra and Algebra I.
Following months of presidential debates on television networks, Scott County will be among Mississippi voters who will have their chance to make their voice heard in choosing party nominees next week.
Local men and women from the Mississippi Army National Guard will be deploying this weekend.
Newton’s 1st Battalion, 204th Air Defense Artillery Regiment is leaving for two different missions this week. The Newton regiment also has batteries located in Forest, Morton and Bay Springs.
Your Senate was busy last week. I was fortunate to be able to bring a legislative update to the people of Scott County on Monday at the Legislative Breakfast sponsored by the Forest Chamber and Community Bank.
We were working under deadline last week and a number of important bills passed out of committees. We will have until Thursday, March 12, for the full House to consider these measures and send them on to the Senate for action.
When you live in the country where you’re lucky to have one bar of cellular service most days, and you have no Internet service, and your house is located an equal — and very far — distance from the broadcast towers of the television stations that service both the East Central and West Central Mississippi markets and you have antenna-only telev
Sophomore members of the East Central Community College Cheerleading Squad were honored during the basketball games against Southwest in February. Shown during the recognition ceremony are cheerleader sponsor Pauline Karcher, Logan Tadlock, Andrew Sullivan, Richard Horton, Andrew Harrell, Brianna Dailey, and Jada Autman. EC Photo
Brian Runnels of Morton was recently awarded a Non-Traditional Student Tuition Scholarship at East Central Community College in Decatur. The non-traditional student tuition scholarship is available to qualified Mississippi residents 23 years of age or older at the time of initial enrollment and who enroll full-time at ECCC.