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Arrest Report Dec. 11

The following individuals were taken in to custody and booked in to the docket at the Scott County Jail between November 27 - December 4. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Corey Houston Snow, 27, 2278 SCR 135, Morton MS, DUI First Offense.


Forest Goody’s to close, reopen as Gordmans in 2020

The Goody’s store location in Forest will be closing after eight years at the current location on Hwy 35 in Forest. The store will be transitioning to the department store Gordmans by the spring of 2020. Both Goody’s and Gordmans are a part of the Stage family of stores, and the transition is part of a rebranding of Stage stores nationwide.







Congratulations to Alcorn State for SWAC Championship and Celebration Bowl Playoff

Our prayers are with the family of Mr. Hillman Moore who transitioned Saturday, December 7th in Jackson.  Mr. Moore celebrated his 93rd birthday last February. Our prayers are with his family, especially his children.  Memorial arrangements are being handled by W. F. Mapp Funeral Home.




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Arrest Report November 27

The following individuals were taken in to custody and booked in to the docket at the Scott County Jail between November 13 - November 21. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Richard Scott Hactcher, 49, 505 Graham St, Pelahatchie MS, Felony Drug Possession Controlled Substance.



Arrest Report November 20

The following individuals were taken in to custody and booked in to the docket at the Scott County Jail between November 8 - November 13. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Michael Loper, 37, 5854 Ringgold Rd, Forest MS, Contempt of Court.



Arrest Report Dec. 4

The following individuals were taken in to custody and booked in to the docket at the Scott County Jail between November 20 - November 26. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Debbie Harvey, 48, 23894 Highway 80, Lake MS, Disorderly Conduct/Failure to Comply.



Arrest Report Dec. 11

The following individuals were taken in to custody and booked in to the docket at the Scott County Jail between November 27 - December 4. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Corey Houston Snow, 27, 2278 SCR 135, Morton MS, DUI First Offense.


To Wed Sunday

Allison Warnsley of Morton, Mississippi and Dr. Kersee D. Burkett of Collins, Mississippi, along with their families are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.  The couple is to wed Sunday, December 8th.




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Arrest Report January 2

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center December 20 – December 26. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Billy Patrick, 58, 1523 Hawthorn Place, Clinton, MS, Assault- Simple.


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.


2018: The Year in Review

December 2018 was one of the top 3 wettest months on record in Mississippi and Scott  County was no exception. Just as the year was about to a close torrential downpours on December 27 caused widespread street flooding.


Arrest Report Dec. 26

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center December 13 – December 19. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Richard Bobbitt, Jr., 35, 1341 E 4th St, Forest MS, Indicted-Indicted.



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.




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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.

 




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

 


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.


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