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Voters return to the polls Tuesday

Voters will again head to the polls for the party primary runoff elections on Tuesday, August 27. Voters will select their choices for party nominees for County Coroner Democrat, Supervisor Beat 1 Democrat, Supervisor Beat 2 Democrat, Governor Republican, Attorney General Republican and Central District Public Service Commissioner Democrat.




`Twas a dog day in August

By TIM BEELAND,

This is the “tail” of a rain dance by Henry and Henrietta as performed beneath the light of the shimmering moon. My apologies in advance to Clement Clarke Moore, the author of the original.

`Twas a dog day in August when all through the house not a creature was stirring — well maybe a mouse.


Mr. Troy C. Smith

Mr. Troy Smith, age 76, a resident of Pulaski, MS passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Visitation was held from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Monday, August 12, 2019 at Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Morton and 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.



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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.



Arrest Report July 31

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center July 18 - July 24. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Carillo Sefuentes Sergio, 19, 439 Trenton Rd, Forest MS, Hold for Other Agency, Simple Assault.


Arrest Report August 14

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center August 1 -August 8. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Chancellor Solomon, Jr., 37, 268 Decatur-Conehatta Rd, Newton MS, Drivers License-Suspended Traffic, Insurance-Failure to Show Proof Liability.



Arrest Report August 7

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center July 25 - August 1. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Reginal Eugene Williams, 39, 5249 Clifton-Hillsboro Rd, Forest MS, Contempt of Court.






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Three being held in connection to Johnson murder

By JAMES PHILLIPS,

The Scott County Sheriff’s Department has three suspects in custody in connection to the Latasha Johnson murder investigation. “We currently have three individuals in custody and all three individuals are charged with felony accessory after the fact in connection with Mrs. Johnson’s murder,” Scott County Sheriff Mike Lee said.





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 November 12

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center November 29 – December 5. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

John Tubby, 25, 118 Dixon Rd, Carthage MS, Fail to Appear.


Signs with MDCC

Morton High School senior Trinity Hammons signed a national letter of intent to attend and play softball for Mississippi Delta Community College in Moorhead next year. Pictured here from the left Angela Hammons, mother; Trinity Hammons and Haley Hammons.

 


Nerd Day

Morton Elementary School students joined in the homecoming week fun by dressing up for “Nerd Day.” From the left Nyanna Kincaid, Amareya Sims and Caleigh Slaughter put their school spirit on full display.

 


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.


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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



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

 


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.

 


Second Annual Toy Drive underway

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.



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