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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
Forest Community Arts and Forest Downtown Development proudly announce the imminent arrival of highly anticipated celebrity guests, Robert St. John and Wyatt Waters, and are thrilled to host a book-signing event to launch their newest collaboration: A Mississippi Palate: Heritage Cuisine and Watercolors of Home.
Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Davis Stringer, III of Brandon and Mr. and Mrs. Brian Wayne Robinson of Standing Pine announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Brenna Robinson to Matthew Thomas Brown, of Pearl. Matthew is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Michael Brown of Brandon.
The Scott County Forestry Association Banquet will be held Thursday, October 26 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 October 16 to register for the banquet.
Has this year just flown by? Has Halloween snuck up on you, tapped you on the shoulder, and hollered, “Boo!”? Well, no worries, because there are some sweet local ways to get Halloween in the bag:
Library hosts Tour the Town to celebrate Mississippi’s Bicentennial and Scott Co MS Genealogical’s 20th Anniversary
On Sunday, October 22, Forest Public Library hosted a Tour the Town event. This program celebrated the Mississippi Bicentennial and the 20th Anniversary of the Scott County Mississippi Genealogical and Historical Society.
Ryan Joiner, whose teams have won three Mississippi High School Athletics Association state championships in the past four seasons, is the new head women’s soccer coach at East Central Community College in Decatur.
The following judgments were issued during the October term of Scott County Circuit Court:
While searching our archives for the story referenced in the Letter to the Editor on the following page, we came across an editorial by the late Publisher and Editor of this paper, Erle Johnston Jr., concerning the state of education in Mississippi.
The Morton Panthers went head-to-head against the Kosciusko Whippets last Thursday night and came out on the losing end of the contest. The Whippets rushed for an impressive 313 yards on 41 carries.