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The Forest Public Library continues to expand its programming horizons with Star Tour 2019, set for Tuesday, June 25, at 11:00 a.m. Star Tour 2019 has scheduled over 100 library programs across the U.S. for the summer, but only two in Mississippi. Forest Public Library is one of those two.
The Mississippi Department of Transportation closed the right lane of southbound Highway 35 on the bridge over the KCS Railroad track in Forest during the first week of March.
The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center June 5 – June 13. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Shaun Michael Denton, 29, 779 Cooperville Rd, Morton MS, Assault-Domestic Violence.
The Forest Area Chamber of Commerce has released the new and updated 2019 “Welcome Home to Forest Mississippi – Newcomer’s Guide and Membership Directory.” The new Chamber Guide is also included in today’s home delivery editions of The Scott County Times.
Administrators and teachers at Morton Elementary School are hard at work making reading more enjoyable and exciting for its students this summer. MES applied for, and received, a $50,000 Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) grant that is funding a summer reading program for 200 elementary students.
Members of the Scott County Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the National Amateur Radio “Field Day” Exercise, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 22, and continuing through 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 23. The annual event’s local activities will be held at Farris Park in Morton.
On May 21 the Forest Garden Club announced its new officers for 2019 - 2020. Former vice-president Sanrda Jones officially installed the new officers. The new FGC officers are pictured from left, front row, Lynne Wood, president and Vickie Hester, vice-president.
The splash pad at Gaddis Park in Forest was full of kids enjoying some fun in the sun last Thursday. As the Central Mississippi temperatures steadily rise so do the number of children enjoying the H2O playground each day. The splash pad is open for the summer season Tuesday - Saturday, 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. for children under 12.
The new handicap accessible additions to the playground at Gaddis Park are a big hit in the community.
My wife, Danny, my daughter, and I first started vacationing on the Gulf of Mexico in Ft. Morgan, Alabama 16 years ago and with the exception of a jaunt to the mountains one summer, and this summer, we’ve spent a week or more there every year.
A beautiful homegoing celebration was held for Odessa “Tooley” Robertson at her home church of New Bethel M. B. Church. Pastor Rev. Vincent Hopkins officiated and delivered the eulogy. Susie Jackson Boyd was the mistress of ceremony and other program participants were Revs.
Mr. Robert King, 81, of Forest, passed away peacefully in the afternoon hours of Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was born to Jessie and Lula King on October 20, 1937, in Walnut Grove, Mississippi.
Paid Political Announcement
I, Johnny Harrell, would like to announce my candidacy for the office of Supervisor District 4, Scott County.
For as long as I can remember there has been a fanatical group of the Democratic Party calling for socialism in America. In the not so distant past, these socialists were dismissed as harmless and ignored, even by their own party. The perilous notion of socialism in America is, and always has been, outrageous.
School just got out, summer’s here — unofficially with the arrival of Memorial Day come Monday anyway — and the kids are already bored.
This might be a long summer. Long, hot summer. Long, long, hot summer.
Back in my day....
Oh, never mind.
It’s not officially Summer yet by the calendar terms, but with temperatures crawling into the high nineties and school letting out, sweet summertime has been declared in the South. It’s officially time for front porch sittin’, creek swimmin’, cookouts, watermelon, and all of the other wonderful things we southerners enjoy this time of year.
The American Legion Post 9, on behalf of the Legion National Headquarters, recently presented a 60 Years Continuous Membership Certificate to Walter M. Burns. Known by most as “Walter Mack”, Burns proudly served as a U.S. Army paratrooper in the 11th Airborne Division. Burns and his wife Peggy are residents of Homewood.
Bruce A. Burnham was born on Monday, January 8, 1968 in Jackson, MS to his parents Ralph Ruben and Lyda Alice James Burnham, Jr. He passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family at the age of 51.
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.
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.
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.
Jeremy Shane Hunter and Bethanie Alayna Myers will exchange vows at the Aisle Venue in Kosciusko, Ms on August 4, 2018 at six-thirty in the evening.
The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center August 9 – August 14. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Mr. and Mrs. Terry Campbell are pleased announce the engagement of their daughter Chelsea Cleanise, to Jerry Rogers, son of the late Ronald E. Rogers, Sr. and Sarah Rogers of Las Vegas, Nevada.
In today’s society it is no longer acceptably appeasing to just respect others beliefs and opinions. During the past two decades what started as suggestions to be “politically correct” has transformed into frenzied demands for everyone in this country to conform or face repercussions.
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.
Dr. and Mrs. Randy Reynolds of Forest, Mississippi announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their son, Luke Andrew Reynolds, to Raeanna Sue Bray, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Bray of Vancleave, Mississippi.
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.
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.
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
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
The incessant rant by those in the mainstream media calling into question President Donald J. Trump’s mental state strongly suggests that it is they and not the president who need to see a shrink!
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.
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.
Human development and family science major Victoria Vivians of Forest will reign this week as 2017 Homecoming Queen at Mississippi State University.