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The Scott County Sheriff’s Department is currently investigating a shooting incident that occurred last Saturday night in the Ringgold Community of Scott County east of Highway 21.
On Monday, Scott County will join in with Americans across the nation who will pause for the day to remember the life and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Government offices, schools and banks will be among the entities closed in honor of the civil rights leader.
The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center January 3– January 11 in addition to an addition to the arrest docket from December 29, 2018. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
The 2019 Scott County Basketball Tournament is in the record books and this year’s tournament was dominated by the Forest High School Bearcats. Both the boys and girls teams played some great basketball on the hardwood at Lake High School last week and came away as Scott County basketball champions.
Earlier this month during a keynote speech to the Atlanta NAACP Democratic Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia made incredibly disparaging comments about President Trump and every citizen that voted for him. Johnson used the laughable left-wing ideocracy that likens the president to Adolf Hitler.
Re: Raise gas tax while price remains low
In response to another request from the media to raise the gas tax, here are a few statistics to ponder.
In most recent data reported to the Federal government from MDOT, Mississippi state owned roads rank 8th in the nation for quality.
Governor Phil Bryant announced December 19 that he has appointed Cory T. Wilson to the Mississippi Court of Appeals. He replaces Chief Judge Kenny Griffis of District 3, Position 2, who was appointed to serve on the Mississippi Supreme Court beginning in February 2019.
The Morton Police Department and Fire Department work together to serve and protect the citizens of Morton, but both agencies went above and beyond this holiday season. The departments came together to coordinate their first annual Christmas Toy Drive to benefit some of the less fortunate in and around Morton.
The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center December 13 – December 19. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Richard Bobbitt, Jr., 35, 1341 E 4th St, Forest MS, Indicted-Indicted.
State Senator Terry C. Burton of Newton was arrested and charged with DUI Second Offense in Oktibbeha County after a single car accident that left the senator uninjured. The accident happened about 9:12 p.m. December 19 on Highway 82 West in Starkville.
On January 5 just before noon, the Scott County Sheriff’s Department and Mississippi Highway Patrol were dispatched to a two-vehicle head-on collision that occurred three miles north of Forest on Highway 35. The accident resulted in the death of a Hillsboro man that was driving one of the vehicles.
December 2018 was one of the top 3 wettest months on record in Mississippi and Scott County was no exception. Just as the year was about to a close torrential downpours on December 27 caused widespread street flooding.
Lab results are in on Ricky Hawkins, the driver of the pickup truck that allegedly caused the death of Connie Phillips and her granddaughter, Madi McDill, in a Dec. 29 accident on Highway 35 in front of Walmart in Forest. Based on the lab report warrants have been issued for two counts of DUI Manslaughter.
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.
The Forest Public Library’s Christmas tree is unique, and has been quite the talk of Forest during the holiday seasons since making its first appearance in 2017.
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.
Forest UMC held their annual rummage sale to benefit the mission trip to Belize last week. Pictured in no specific order are Micheal Regan, Dewayne Delaet, Bobbie Ragen, Martha Eppostein, Mitzi Breland, Mary Jones, and Ignocio Costillo.
Kodi Travis of the Forest High School football team signed with Alcorn State University. Pictured with Kodi are his dad, Walter Travis, his mom, Furlinda Travis and James Bo Clark and Earnest Love.
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.
Achievements and good standards are two entities that one may try to adhere to as life passes through time. For Maurice D.
Jennifer Bell French and son, Luke, celebrating Dr. Seuss week at Morton Elementary.
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.
March 14: John Tyree, Jr., Randy Woods, W. A. Pogue, Catherine Huckabey, Leiah Gilbert Bridges, Roger McDaniel, James Gibbs.
March 15: Sheila Rushing, John Allen Roby, Shawn Gunderson, Charles Rogellio, Jr., Jonathon Huff, Anna Gaddis
Just outside of Lake city limits, at least four instances occurred between Friday, November 3 and Sunday, November 5, where suspicious individuals pulled to the side of the road in front of area businesses and homes, propped the hood up on their vehicle under the guise of having car trouble, and spent an unusu
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.
The following persons were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center October 6 - 10. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law:
Al Bergin lives a mile from the Clearview landfill in south Scott County and says there are times he can’t even leave his house. “On some days going outside is not an option because of the heavy cloud of odor that fills the air,” Bergin said.
Tommy Joe Wash (TJ) signed his national letter of intent to continue his football career at Pearl River Community College recently. TJ is a future graduate of Scott Central Attendance Center where he has received the captain award, MVP, All-District as well as All-State recognition. Pictured with TJ are his mom, Luanda Wash, his grandfather,
Some Scott County residents and businesses could be facing higher power bills in 2018.
According to a report last week in the Magee Courier newspaper, a newly formed company, Ascentium Healthcare Resources, owned by Lackey Memorial Hospital, has purchased the bankrupt Pioneer Health Services, the former parent company of Lackey.
The Mississippi Statewide Accountability System Report that includes both the Forest Municipal School District and the Scott County School District was released last week.
Monday morning on my way to the office — about halfway between Sebastopol and Forest — one of the ever present Scott County School buses heading toward us, with yellow lights flashing, slowed and looked to be about to stop. The chicken truck driver in front of me slowed down and then eased on past.