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Arrest Report June 12

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center May 30 – June 5. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Delanea Anderson, 23, 148 Mills Rd, Conehatta MS, Hold for Other Agency.




Morton’s Meeks inducted to MS Wildlife Hall of Fame

By JAMES PHILLIPS,

Morton native Paul Meeks has been making nationally renowned turkey calls for more than 40 years, and last Friday night he was inducted into the Mississippi Wildlife Heritage Foundation Hall of Fame. The master turkey hunter was recognized and honored for his contributions to the Mississippi wildlife community over the last four decades.







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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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Wake up Democrats

Dear Editor:

Why would anyone want to kill the goose which has been laying the golden eggs thus far in the Trump administration?

However, that is exactly what will happen in the event  the Democrats regain control of the U.S. Senate and House in the upcoming mid-term election in November.




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. 




Arrest Report February 7

The following persons were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center January 24 - January 30. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Derik Leckon Patrick, 21, 122 Bullah Rd Forest, misd - disorderly conduct, failure to comply



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