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Arrest Report September 12

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center August 29 – September 5. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Michael Ledbetter, 39, 3267 Sherman Hill, Lake MS, Drugs-Sale Marijuana.



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.


Jennings rushes for 258 yards carrying Morton to first win of young season

Morton workhorse running back Von Jennings was determined his team would not leave Raymond without a victory this past Friday night. He would rush for 258 yards on 18 carries and scored three touchdowns. Jennings not only carried the football, he put his teammates on his shoulders and carried them to their first victory of the 2018 season.





Mary Voncile Higbie

Mary Voncile Tadlock Higbie, 91, passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her family. A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, September 7, 2018 at Homewood Methodist Cemetery. Her brother, Bobby Paul Tadlock officiated.



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The Message

By PASTOR BILL MYERS,

Are we listening?

Which decision should I make?  Am I listening to God’s wisdom?  Am I open to advice?

“Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisors they succeed.”  (Proverbs 15:22)


Joan H. Johnson

Mrs. Joan H. Johnson, age 73, and a current resident of Crystal Springs, formerly of Scott County, passed away at her daughter's home on Sunday, September 2, 2018 after an extended illness.



Katie Ritchie

Mrs. Katie Ritchie, age 79, passed away Saturday, September 8, 2018 at her residence in Forest, MS. Visitation was held Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 1:15 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Hopewell Baptist Church. Services followed September 9, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. at Hopewell Baptist Church. There was no graveside services.


Morton News

By FRISKY ROLAND,

Announcements:  (Correction)-To acquire information concerning the place, schedule, times of the GED Classes offered in Scott County, contact Ryan Clarke at 1-877-462-3222 extension 387. The Forest Career Advancement Center is located at 316 South Main Ave., Forest.  Classes will no longer be taught at Morton Public Library.





Harperville News

By SHEILA SANDERS,

Scott Central Homecoming is Sept. 17

The Scott Central Rebels continued their winning record with the defeat of Morton on Thursday night with a final score of 41-7.  Scott Central will travel to Newton County this Friday with plans to add another win to their record. 


Thelma Keyes

Talk back to the devil as Jesus did

Good Morning / Evening!

“Moreover let us exult and triumph in our troubles and rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce patient and unswerving endurance.”  Romans 5:3


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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

 








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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.


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


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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