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Arrest Report June 19

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.





new Garden Club officers

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.


Splash pad fun in the midday sun

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.



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Arrest Report May 22

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.





Arrest Report June 5

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.






Memorial Day to be observed Monday

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. 


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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. 


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.


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Arrest Report November 1

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


Pelahatchie man charged with Christmas Day murder of father in Scott County

By TIM GETER,

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.







Arrest Report October 11

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.



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