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Finally the bells of summer have tolled and school is back in session. I told my school teacher wife early Monday morning before she left the house headed to Conehatta Elementary School, that I felt a bit melancholy.
As the new school year begins it means football fans are only a couple weeks away from the start of the 2018 season. Practice officially kicked off on July 30 and at this point in the new season last year’s records have been recorded and locked away and every high school team in the state is undefeated.
The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center July 27 – August 3. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Darion Demon Body, 37, 129 Bradford St, Forest MS, DUI-Second Offense, Careless Driving, Drivers License-None, Warrant Served on City Case.
The Scott County Sports Hall of Fame announced last week that nominations are being accepted and must be received by September 30 to be considered for the next class of inductees.
AUG. 8: Cory Sherman Stewart, Tom Walker, Jason Credille, Douglas Courtney, Sallie Tarrer Pace, Phil Moss, Paul Smith, Pat Harrison, Allie Rue Gardner, Becky Hawkins, Elvie Crimm, Patsy Dennis, Sean Franklin, Brenda Johnson, Bill Jackson, Billy Dwane Alexander.
I have a simple saying that is one of the corner stones of my principals and personality when it comes to interacting with people. I don’t recall where I first heard this saying and I don’t recall from whom or where it came, but these words have had a profound impact on my life since hearing them almost two decades ago.
The Mississippi Funeral Directors Association recently presented the A.
On July 25, 2018, Estelle Irby Boxx passed away after nearly 94 years of life.
Estelle was born on September 27, 1924 in Scott County to Amos and Letha Irby. She was the oldest of six siblings. She married the love of her life, Pete Boxx on November 30, 1945, and had two daughters, Dixie and Joyce.
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.
Forest Elementary School will begin the new year with a new principal at the helm. Tracy Adcock was hired by the Forest Municipal School District and officially started on July 1. Adcock replaces longtime principal Stacy Crosby who retired at the end of the previous school year.
The Forest Baptist Church mission team enjoyed a wonderful and productive mission trip to Haiti from June 30 through July 6. During their time spent in the Caribbean nation located on the island of Hispaniola they were in the small mountain village of Thoman which is home to approximately 900 native villagers.
The 8th Annual Nabs and Coke Party is set for this Friday and Saturday, July 21 and 22 and all Forest High School Alumni are invited. FHS Alumni will gather to reminisce about the times they spent walking the halls of the school, studying hard in the classroom and playing sports on the fields and courts that make up Bearcat Country.
Forest Municipal School District will start the new school year with enhanced security as the school district continues to be proactive rather than reactive when it comes to ensuring the safety of all students.
The annual EC Day at the Neshoba County Fair celebrating East Central Community College in Decatur is scheduled for Monday, July 30, at the Neshoba County Fairgrounds in Philadelphia.
ECCC alumni, students, and prospective students and their families, and all fair goers are invited to attend EC Day at the Fair.
Lake Youth Sports Organization is holding open registration for 2018 youth football and cheerleading until August 3.
Forms can be picked up at The Hornets Nest in Lake or receive by texting or calling Wendy Clark at 601-507-8249 to have a registration form e-mailed.
The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center July 5 – July 11. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
James Willie McCoy, 29, 104 Kalem Trailor Park Rd, Morton MS, Disturbing the Public Peace.
Heroes come in all forms. Some wear capes. Some don suits of armor. Some even work for the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). Keith Herrington, a District 5 maintenance worker in Kalem, thought he was reporting for a typical day of work. HiBy CAREY MILLER,
When it was time to pick a topic for his high school senior project, Chandler Norman wanted to learn more about the world of prosthetics.
The Scott County Sheriff’s Department began accepting donations Monday in their second annualy Sheriff’s Toy Drive. There is a drop off box at the Scott County Sheriff’s Department in the lobby which is open to the public 24 hours a day. There will be a small drop box at Petals & More in Forest.
On Sunday, November 26, 2017, at approximately 1:15 p.m., La Bendicion convenience store was robbed by two individuals with handguns.
Anyone with any information on the identities of either of these two individuals should contact Central Mississippi Crime Stoppers at (601) 355-TIPS or the Forest Police Department at (601) 469-4141.
The Circuit Court of Scott County, Mississippi cases for trial under the Honorable Judge Collins. The following cases be set for trial and/or disposition in the February, 2018, term of Circuit Court of Scott County, Mississippi, as follow:
First Monday January 29, 2018
Residents in the vicinity of North Homewood Road and Highway 501 in Forest are having an odorous experience due to a bad bouquet on the breezes blowing their way. Waste Management Clearview Landfill, located about five miles away on Mudline Road in Lake, is apparently having some challenges in putting a lid on this pungency.
The American Legion Post #9 of Forest will sponsor Dr. David M. Walker as orator at the Veteran’s Day Program at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 10 at the Scott County Courthouse.
On October 25 Tyson Foods, Inc. in Forest, held a Safety Event to celebrate the achievement of reaching one-million man-hours without incident. The Scott County Times was invited to come be a part of the party.
Collection week begins November 13
Have you packed your shoeboxes? Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week is November 13-20.
Human development and family science major Victoria Vivians of Forest will reign this week as 2017 Homecoming Queen at Mississippi State University.
For several years now, online stores have reported the Monday after Thanksgiving Day is their busiest. It is Cyber Monday and we have come to expect the big annual savings we find for gift items. And, without standing in the long lines on Black Friday.
Home field advantage certainly made a difference for the Lake Hornets who defeated the Newton Tigers 42-36 Friday night.
The atmosphere was heated as next-door neighbors Forest and Morton battled it out to see who could claim the “W” in the Battle for the Golden Chicken last Friday night at Bearcats Stadium.
The Sebastopol Bobcats were defeated by the West Lowndes Panthers last Friday night. This brings the Bobcats to the end of their fateful season with their eighth loss in a row, but they went out fighting.
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.
Last week my dear wife, Danny, tagged me on a social media site with a picture of an original bottle of Old Spice Cologne. The caption on the photograph was “who can smell this now?”
Last Friday night, the Scott Central Rebels continued to leave a trail of shut-out victories in their wake this season. Union was utterly defeated by the Rebels, 64-0.
The following judgments were issued during the October term of Scott County Circuit Court:
Cold weather lead to tragedy last week ultimately causing a fatality in the city of Forest when a house was ingulfed by flames.
According to Forest Fire Chief Jason Tilman the fire occured on the evening of December 12.
Home field advantage was not enough to afford the Sebastopol Bobcats a victory against the Vardaman Rams. The Rams overcame the Bobcats 26 to 0. Try as they might, the Bobcats could not get the football into the end zone during the entire contest against the Rams, who had a consistent night, scoring one touchdown in all four quarters.