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Joyce Harrison celebrates 99 years

Ms. Joyce Harrison was born on March 18, 1920 in Jasper county Mississippi. She attended school in Jasper county until she graduated and moved on to attend the University of Southern Mississippi where she got her degree in Home Economics. She taught Home Economics in Ringold and Sebastopol for over 32 years until she retired in 1982.



Arrest Report March 20

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center March 7- March 13. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Lettie W Beemon, 70, 29 Seven St, Forest, MS, Drugs-Possession of Marijuana 1st Offense, Drugs-Possession Schedule I.


Forestry Banquet set for March 28

The Scott County Forestry Association Banquet will be held Thursday, March 28, at Roosevelt State Park Lodge. Registration will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the meal and program beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Please call the Scott County Extension Office at 601-469-4241 by March 21, if you would like to attend.


100th Birthday

Happy 100th Birthday to Mrs. Estella Fountain. Her birthday was Sunday, March 10 and was celebrated on Saturday March 9 at Kat’s Kave in Forest with family and friends.

 




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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.








Arrest Report March 13

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center February 28- March 6. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Elijah Navarro Anderson, 35, 76 Mooney Lane, Lena, MS, Probation/Parole Violation, Sexual Battery.



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Platinum Level

 Scott County gymnasts, Blair Lathem and Jayden Lathem, competed with Miller Gymnastics Platinum Level team during 2017-2018 competitions. Pictured from left, Blair Lathem, Nicole Thorne, Jayden Lathem. Not Pictured, Chloe Kirkland and Olivia Hantzis.

 



PORs at MES

Mr. Luis Hernandez and Ms. Jennifer Nichols received Positive Office Referrals for their early morning shining attitudes at Morton Elementary School.

 





Mississippi Bar honors Slaughter-Harvey for her lifetime of service

The Mississippi Bar presented Constance Slaughter-Harvey of Forest with its Lifetime Achievement Award during their 2018 Annual Meeting. The Bar presents the Lifetime Achievement Award to those individuals who have devoted service to the public, profession and the administration of justice over the span of a professional career. 



Leiden, Phillips to wed Saturday

Dr. Kelly Leiden of Ocean Springs and Mr. Matthew Leiden of Virginia Beach, VA are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Lauren Walsh Leiden to Gene Bridges Phillips, Junior, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Bridges Phillips, Senior of Memphis, Tennessee.



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Lake Grand Marshall

In Lake, where Izeary Body, pictured , served as Grand Marshall, Pat Jordan won first place truck and second place went to Todd Jordan. Wayne Jordan won Mayor’s Choice. In the car division winners were, first place, Jody Jordan and second place, Sonny Steele. Wayne Wimberly claimed Mayor’s Choice.





Let the Season Begin

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the city of Forest. Tuesday, Renea Hurdle and George Taylor were caught on camera decorating the city’s Christmas tree downtown. The Forest Christmas Parade is December 1. See story on page 3.



Platinum Level

 Scott County gymnasts, Blair Lathem and Jayden Lathem, competed with Miller Gymnastics Platinum Level team during 2017-2018 competitions. Pictured from left, Blair Lathem, Nicole Thorne, Jayden Lathem. Not Pictured, Chloe Kirkland and Olivia Hantzis.

 



Jail escapee captured

State inmate Gregory Trigg, who escaped from the Scott County Jail last weekend, has been captured and is back in prison.

Trigg, #R4245, was found in a motel in Hazlehurst and arrested without incident by local authorities. He was caught at 11:30 p.m. Monday at the motel. His identity was confirmed later.


Sheriff’s Toy Drive

The Scott County Sheriff’s Department 2nd Annual Toy Drive is right on track and happening right now. They have a large drop off box in their lobby and it is open to the public 24 hours a day. There is also a small drop box at Petals & More in Forest.


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Obituaries

Services for Edna Ezell were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Milling Funeral Home... READ MORE