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Arrest Report November 14

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center November 1 – November 7. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Jermaine Hughes, 35, 1693 VFW Rd, Forest MS, Larceny-Petty-Attempted.

Kenneth J. Patrick, 60, 332 Watson Dr., Forest MS, Old Fines.






Thanks Mrs. Martha

By TIM BEELAND,

You know it’s going to be a good day when the front doorbell rings at the office and you hear a big booming voice proclaim, “where’s the turnip man?” That means Mrs. Martha Reed has come to town and has more likely than not brought along a mess of fresh greens, with some nice size turnips attached.



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Forest News

Happy Birthday:

Nov. 7:  Mike Sorey, Mike Gould, Shauna Keyes, Johnny Rhodes, Brenda Brown Powe, Butch Barton, David Chamblee, Nell Shirley, Leonard Smith, Jason  Driskell.


Martin to play at Hinds

Scott Central High School senior Chryselynn Martin signed a National Letter of Intent to play softball at Hinds Community College in Raymond next fall. Pictured here at the signing ceremony seated from the left are: D.J. Martin, father; Chryselynn Martin and Christy Martin, mother.


David Williamson

David Williamson, age 53 and a resident of Forest, was born in Jackson on May 31, 1965, and passed away at Hospice Ministries at Ridgeland, on October 17, 2018 at the age of 53 after an extended illness.



Douglas Mack Hord

Douglas Mack Hord, 20, of Raleigh, Mississippi, died Saturday, October 20, 2018, at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. He was born Sunday, June 7, 1998 in Northport, Alabama.


Sebastopol News

By LINDA L. CORLEY,

Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend

Congratulations to Haven Moorehead, 2018 Sebastopol School Homecoming Queen.

Daylight Saving time ends this weekend: turn your clocks back one hour on Saturday night.




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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



Forest Parade

By BILLY FREEMAN,

Christmas parades were held in three of Scott County’s municipalities in the last week heralding the holiday season. Pictured, Community Bank of Forest claimed top honors in the Forest Parade’s Red Division. Second place went ot Bank of Forest and Third place was claimed by Lackey Memorial Hospital.


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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Arrest Report October 11

The following persons were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center September 27 – October 5. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law:
Crystal K. Watford, 34, 51 Young Hill Dr, Monticello, improper equipment, drug possession- methamphetamine, no driver’s license.


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


Marines march across Mississippi

By JILL WARE,

On October 16 two Marines, Gabriel Vasquez and Jason Bailess, embarked on a 155 mile “Ruck” across Mississippi, trekking from the Alabama state line to the Mississippi River, in only five days, to raise awareness and support in the battle against Veteran Suicide and Veteran Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD




Let the Season Begin

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the city of Forest. Tuesday, Renea Hurdle and George Taylor were caught on camera decorating the city’s Christmas tree downtown. The Forest Christmas Parade is December 1. See story on page 3.



ECCC Warrior Football lands three players on All-State, All-Region Teams

East Central Community College freshman defensive back Keonte’ Daniels has been named to both the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges First Team All-State South Offense and the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 23 First Team Offense for his play during the recently completed 2017 season.


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