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Joyce Harrison celebrates 99 years

Ms. Joyce Harrison was born on March 18, 1920 in Jasper county Mississippi. She attended school in Jasper county until she graduated and moved on to attend the University of Southern Mississippi where she got her degree in Home Economics. She taught Home Economics in Ringold and Sebastopol for over 32 years until she retired in 1982.



Arrest Report March 20

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center March 7- March 13. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Lettie W Beemon, 70, 29 Seven St, Forest, MS, Drugs-Possession of Marijuana 1st Offense, Drugs-Possession Schedule I.


Forestry Banquet set for March 28

The Scott County Forestry Association Banquet will be held Thursday, March 28, at Roosevelt State Park Lodge. Registration will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the meal and program beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Please call the Scott County Extension Office at 601-469-4241 by March 21, if you would like to attend.


100th Birthday

Happy 100th Birthday to Mrs. Estella Fountain. Her birthday was Sunday, March 10 and was celebrated on Saturday March 9 at Kat’s Kave in Forest with family and friends.

 




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2019 MHV Fashion Revue

The Scott County Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers recently held their annual Fashion Revue at the Scott County Extension office on February 26.  The Models that won first place blue ribbons and sweepstakes are eligible to advance on to the District Contest.


Morton News

By FRISKY ROLAND,

Announcements: Morton MHV Club will meet on Wednesday, March 6 for the regular monthly meeting at Morton Public Library-1:00 p.m.  Everyone is invited to attend. Lisa Alford, Director of Morton Chamber of Commerce will present the program.  Refreshments are served at the meeting.


Lane closed for three months

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has closed the right lane of the Higway 35 overpass in Forest due to damage discovered during a routine bridge inspection. The closure is necessary for repairs to be made to the bridge.  MDOT anticipates the closure will last approximately three months.

 


Midway News

By DELIE SHEPARD,

Benefit is March 30

Pastor Wesley Griffin will be the speaker at Mt. Olive Baptist Church the week of March 18th, 2047 Harkins Road, Carthage, MS.

TeeLisa Kennedy is home from the hospital. She is doing Ok.  Remember her and your family in your prayers.





Howard Wright

Mr. Howard Wright, age 66, passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at his residence in Forest, MS.  Visitation was held on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 4:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday February 27, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. at Wolf Funeral Services in Morton, MS.


Distinguished Guests Honored

In February, retired teachers, coaches, administrators, and superintendents of Scott County were honored with a luncheon at Bettye Mae Jack Middle School. Each guest served numerous years with dedication and passion that molded Scott County School School District into the education avenue it is today.



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Platinum Level

 Scott County gymnasts, Blair Lathem and Jayden Lathem, competed with Miller Gymnastics Platinum Level team during 2017-2018 competitions. Pictured from left, Blair Lathem, Nicole Thorne, Jayden Lathem. Not Pictured, Chloe Kirkland and Olivia Hantzis.

 



PORs at MES

Mr. Luis Hernandez and Ms. Jennifer Nichols received Positive Office Referrals for their early morning shining attitudes at Morton Elementary School.

 





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. 



Leiden, Phillips to wed Saturday

Dr. Kelly Leiden of Ocean Springs and Mr. Matthew Leiden of Virginia Beach, VA are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Lauren Walsh Leiden to Gene Bridges Phillips, Junior, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Bridges Phillips, Senior of Memphis, Tennessee.



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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.




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




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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Obituaries

Services for Edna Ezell were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Milling Funeral Home... READ MORE