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The Forest Public Library continues to expand its programming horizons with Star Tour 2019, set for Tuesday, June 25, at 11:00 a.m. Star Tour 2019 has scheduled over 100 library programs across the U.S. for the summer, but only two in Mississippi. Forest Public Library is one of those two.
The Mississippi Department of Transportation closed the right lane of southbound Highway 35 on the bridge over the KCS Railroad track in Forest during the first week of March.
The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center June 5 – June 13. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Shaun Michael Denton, 29, 779 Cooperville Rd, Morton MS, Assault-Domestic Violence.
The Forest Area Chamber of Commerce has released the new and updated 2019 “Welcome Home to Forest Mississippi – Newcomer’s Guide and Membership Directory.” The new Chamber Guide is also included in today’s home delivery editions of The Scott County Times.
Administrators and teachers at Morton Elementary School are hard at work making reading more enjoyable and exciting for its students this summer. MES applied for, and received, a $50,000 Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) grant that is funding a summer reading program for 200 elementary students.
Members of the Scott County Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the National Amateur Radio “Field Day” Exercise, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 22, and continuing through 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 23. The annual event’s local activities will be held at Farris Park in Morton.
On May 21 the Forest Garden Club announced its new officers for 2019 - 2020. Former vice-president Sanrda Jones officially installed the new officers. The new FGC officers are pictured from left, front row, Lynne Wood, president and Vickie Hester, vice-president.
The splash pad at Gaddis Park in Forest was full of kids enjoying some fun in the sun last Thursday. As the Central Mississippi temperatures steadily rise so do the number of children enjoying the H2O playground each day. The splash pad is open for the summer season Tuesday - Saturday, 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. for children under 12.
The new handicap accessible additions to the playground at Gaddis Park are a big hit in the community.
The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center May 9 – May 15. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Darryl Wayne Slaughter, 38, 2531 Queens Av N, Jackson MS, Murder-Felony.
Tina Jolly, 52, who resides on Russel Community Road in the Ringgold Community north of Forest was arrested on charges of Child Abuse-Inflict Serious Bodily Harm May 28 and has been released on bond. Jolly is the owner and operator of a private day care located in her home.
The City of Forest Mayor and Board of Alderman unanimously passed Ordinance #473 during their regular meeting in May. This ordinance regulates all new “places of worship” in Forest.
James Calvin “Bo” Clark was a staple resident and gifted leader in the City of Forest from 1981 when he was elected Alderman of Ward 1, until his death on May 28.
The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center May 22-May 29. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
The members of the Rotary Club of Forest gathered for their monthly meeting on May 15, but this was not a simple business as usual meeting. The Rotarians used May’s meeting to distribute donations a number of deserving organizations to assist with their service projects in the surrounding communities.
The East Central Community College Workforce Development Center is offering free courses in Basic Microsoft Excel, Basic Microsoft Word, Basic Computer Skills, Keyboarding and Resume Writing at the Forest WIN Job Center located at 536 Deerfield Drive in Forest.
The Forest Public Library, in partnership with Forest Community Arts, is set for “A Night of Stars” show which will feature three of Forest’s brightest musical stars on Tuesday, June 11, at 7:00 p.m. The Back Door Event features a special performance by musical group The Robert James Starr Trio of Forest.
Memorial Day will be observed on Monday, May 27, with a ceremony at the Scott County Courthouse in Forest. The nationally observed federal holiday is a time to honor and remember the brave individuals who, while serving our nation at home and abroad, made the ultimate sacrifice for this country.
The requirements of being a full-time college student while learning the ropes of this grand journey of life can be challenging to any young adult, but there are some that seem to take it all in-stride and find the time to go above and beyond and Maygrace Lee certainly fits that mold.
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.
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.
Jeremy Shane Hunter and Bethanie Alayna Myers will exchange vows at the Aisle Venue in Kosciusko, Ms on August 4, 2018 at six-thirty in the evening.
The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center August 9 – August 14. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Mr. and Mrs. Terry Campbell are pleased announce the engagement of their daughter Chelsea Cleanise, to Jerry Rogers, son of the late Ronald E. Rogers, Sr. and Sarah Rogers of Las Vegas, Nevada.
In today’s society it is no longer acceptably appeasing to just respect others beliefs and opinions. During the past two decades what started as suggestions to be “politically correct” has transformed into frenzied demands for everyone in this country to conform or face repercussions.
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.
Dr. and Mrs. Randy Reynolds of Forest, Mississippi announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their son, Luke Andrew Reynolds, to Raeanna Sue Bray, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Bray of Vancleave, Mississippi.
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.
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Emma Neigel with Bryce Callie Lott
The following persons were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center October 19 – 26. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law:
Chirstoper A Patrick, 41, 131 Wash Dr, Forest, misd – drugs-possession marijuana 1st offense
A 19-year-old man is in custody after the alleged murder of his father.
Sheriff Mike Lee said last week that early Christmas morning the sheriff’s department responded to a call at 1634 Riverbend Rd in Scott County, the residence of Wayne Adcocks. Adcocks, 57, was shot once in the head.
The Scott Central football team will be guided by a new head coach this coming year.
Devin Cooper a former player and assistant coach at Scott Central will lead the rebels into the next season.
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Grayson Strebeck, 1 1/2-year-old son of
Chris and Jessica Strebeck of Forest.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fountain of Forest are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Martha Marianna Fountain, to Stephen Van Dorn Stone, son of Dr. and Mrs. Van Dorn Stone of Tupelo.
Jimmie Terrell Harrison a.k.a. “Chuckie,” 43, a resident of Forest, was one of 11 suspects arrested, and accused, by federal agents of trafficking drugs through East Central Mississippi and several other states.
Harvey and Molly Matheny of Memphis, TN are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Anna Easterling Matheny, to Shawn Matthew Evans, son of Mike and Lori Evans of Forest.
The following persons were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center September 27 – October 5. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law:
Crystal K. Watford, 34, 51 Young Hill Dr, Monticello, improper equipment, drug possession- methamphetamine, no driver’s license.
The following persons were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center February 28 - March 7. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.