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Arrest Report March 25

The following individuals were taken in to custody and booked in to the docket at the Scott County Jail between March 13 and March 19, 2020. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

3/13 Isabella Willis, 5095 N Pearl St., Carthage – Not Listed




Residents rest, relax, reflect, read, and rejuvenate during pandemic

By CONSTANCE SLAUGHTER-HARVEY,

We are saddened by the transition of Mr. Ronald (Ronnie) Thomas, husband of Mrs. Cecilia Thomas and father of Tina Thomas. He passed Sunday, March 22nd at Lackey Hospital.  Mr. Thomas and his twin brother, the late Robert (Bobbie) Thomas, operated Thomas Great M at one time. He was a member of St.





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Arrest Report March 18

The following individuals were taken in to custody and booked in to the docket at the Scott County Jail between March 6 and March 12, 2020. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

3/6 Timothy P Stuart, 7019 Hwy 13 S, Morton – Possession of Meth-Felony



Arrest Report March 25

The following individuals were taken in to custody and booked in to the docket at the Scott County Jail between March 13 and March 19, 2020. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

3/13 Isabella Willis, 5095 N Pearl St., Carthage – Not Listed


Guard unit to deploy this 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.


Arrest Report March 11

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



‘Best teacher ever’

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.


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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.




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.




FMSD names new superintendent

By JAMES PHILLIPS,

The Forest Municipal School District Board of Trustees made the announcement last week that they have hired a new superintendent to lead the school system. After conducting interviews with seven potential candidates, the school board announced that Dr. Karen Norwood of Biloxi accepted the offer to become the successor of Dr.


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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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