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MLK Walk set for Monday

By JAMES PHILLIPS,

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.



Arrest Report January 16

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.






2019 Forest Area Chamber Officers

The Forest Area Chamber of Commerce announced their new officers for 2019 at the Chamber meeting on January 14. The new officers are pictured above from the left, Lee McDill, Dianne McLaurin, Jammie Patrick and Lee McCarty. Back row, Nicole Kennedy, Steven McGee, Robin Autry and Timmy McDill.

 


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Rebels dominate in 2018

The year 2018 saw some great accomsplishments made by Scott County sports teams. The Lake Lady Hornets Softball Team advanced to the 2A State Chamionship Series before lossing two heartbreakers.

The Morton Panther Baseball team made a good run in the 2018 playoffs making it to round three before falling to Seminary.


Clark honored

A retirement reception, hosted by the bar associations of Scott, Jasper and Newton Counties,  was held December 6 honoring Judge David Clark for his almost 30 years of service. Pictured are Dr. Howard Clark, Judge Clark, and attorney Trey Clark.

 



Arrest Report January 16

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 Message

By PASTOR BILL MYERS,

Have you been verbally attacked or talked about?

“But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you..” (Matthew 5:44)


Dr. Sheldon Graves is 22nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Walk Marshall

By CONSTANCE SLAUGHTER-HARVEY,

Our community is deeply saddened by the transition of Rev. Neal Keeton, Sr. who passed Sunday, January 13th at Select Hospital in Jackson with his wife, Dialene at his side.  Rev. Keeton was pastor of Mt. Carmel M. B. Church and he was scheduled to celebrate his 15th anniversary the day he died. Our prayers are with his family and friends.






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Signs with ECCC

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.

 




Signs With Alcorn

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.

 







Forest News

Happy Birthday:

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


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Second Annual Toy Drive underway

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.


Circuit Court

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

 




Teacher of the Year

Forest School District Teachers of the year awards from left are Lindsay White Middle School English teacher, Robin Sistruck was also recognized for being district teacher of the year for the elementary school, and Katherine Grisham who received the award for the High School





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