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Arrest Report June 19

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.





new Garden Club officers

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.


Splash pad fun in the midday sun

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.



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Vacation vs. Workation

By TIM BEELAND,

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.



Robert E. King

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.





Sweet Summertime

By EMILY JACKSON,

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.


60-year member of American Legion

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

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.


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Mississippi Bar honors Slaughter-Harvey for her lifetime of service

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. 


Three being held in connection to Johnson murder

By JAMES PHILLIPS,

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.






Arrest Report January 2

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.



Arrest Report November 12

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.


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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


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

 



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.


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.

 



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