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Arrest Report Jan. 22

The following individuals were taken in to custody and booked in to the docket at the Scott County Jail between January 8 - January 16. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Fransico Tadeo, 104 Pearl Ave. Richland, misd.  -Refusal to Submit to Test.



Union Grove/ Steele News

By BRENDA BOBBITT,

Thanks to the Organizers

Thanks to all who came out to the Annual MLK Walk hosted by Patrick Community Center. Thanks to Jackie Bradford for enlightening the youth and adults present about the history of Dr. Martin Luther King and thanks to Ramonda Patrick for information regarding tutoring available at Forest School.


Young students and Legacy Mentees formed nucleus of the Dr. M.L.K., Jr. Walk

By CONSTANCE SLAUGHTER-HARVEY,

Our community is saddened by the death of college student Ebony Holifield who transitioned Tuesday, January 14th following an automobile accident. Memorial services will be held Saturday, January 25th at 2:00 p.m. at Murray Temple ReBirth. Our prayers are with her family.






Happy Birthday Dr. King

A large crowd of local residents braved chilly temperatures on Monday for the 23rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Walk though the City of Forest. The walk, sponsored by the Legacy Education and Community Empowerment Foundation, Inc., began and ended at the Slaughter Library on Jones Street with a celebration of Dr.


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2019 in review

As we welcome the year 2020 today, we will reflect back on the eventful year of 2019. This past year saw Scott County get national exposure and attention in August for the HSI/ICE raids on three local chicken plants.


Arrest Report Jan. 15

The following individuals were taken in to custody and booked in to the docket at the Scott County Jail between January 2 - January 9. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Tia Marie Taylor, 39, 356 Live Oak Av, Gulfport MS, Felony Child Abuse-Knowingly Permit Sexual Battery on Child.





Vacuum Cleaner Heat

By TIM BEELAND,

Is there one thing from childhood that stands out in your mind? The thing that’s still comforting, that makes you feel good just thinking about it? The thing that every now and then something, somewhere triggers a wave of fond memories of? For me that could very well be vacuum cleaner heat!


Arrest Report Jan. 1

The following individuals were taken in to custody and booked in to the docket at the Scott County Jail between December 18 - December 25. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Isidro Javier Garcia, 24, 601 W Hill St, Forest MS, Drug Possession Paraphernalia, Hold for Investigation.



Pleasant Hill News

By PEGGY LEWIS,

Happy New Year!

Announcements: Watch night will be held at the Scott County District Building on December 31, 2019 starting at 9:00 p.m.

Remember after school tutoring is offered at the Excel Community and Learning Center in Morton Ms. For more information call 601-732-1800.


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Arrest Report May 15

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center May 2 – May 8. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Jered Frith, 19, 44 CR 23533 Rd, Louin MS, General Violations.

Christopher Lee Creel, 32, 42 Dogwood Hills Rd, Forest MS, Work Program.


Election Results

The following are unofficial election results for the party primary elections on August 6 released by the Scott County Circuit Clerk’s office. There were a total of 6,673 votes cast in Scott County during the primary election.



Two in custody in Bland case

The Forest Police Department has two suspects in custody in connection with the January 24 murder of Tykey Bland. Demarlo Pereze West, Jr., left photo, 17, of Lake and Nelson Ortiz, Jr., right photo, 18, of Forest have both been charged with First Degree Murder. West also faces an additional charge of Aggravated Assault-Gun.



SHOW US YOUR LOVE! SHOW US YOUR BOOKS!

 February is Library Lover’s Month, and the Friends of the Forest Public Library, along with members of the Forest Public Library staff, are pictured holding new nonfiction donations. The donations, which include new books, cash and checks, are part of the month-long book drive to update the library’s nonfiction collection.




First Deer

Hagen Barrett, 7, of Harperville harvested his first deer while hunting on family property with his father Cody Barrett. He was shooting a CVA Blackout 300 youth rifle that he received for Christmas. 

 

 


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Teacher of the Year

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



Signs with ECCC

Payton Rogers of the Forest High School football team signed with East Central Community College. Pictured with Payton are his dad, Trey Rogers, his sister, Alana Rogers and his momCarrie Rogers.

 




Forest Parade

By BILLY FREEMAN,

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.


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

 


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Obituaries

Mr. Douglas Linwood Nabors was born in Birmingham, Alabama, Monday, December 30, 1940. He passed... READ MORE

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