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Elizabeth Ann Wallace

Miss Elizabeth Ann Wallace, age 73, passed away Thursday January 8, 2019 at her residence in Lena, MS. Private Memorial services will be held at a later date. Interment will be at Bethlehem Baptist Cemetery in Morton, MS. Wolf Funeral Services in Morton, MS is in charge of the arrangements.


2019 Forest Area Chamber Officers

The Forest Area Chamber of Commerce announced their new officers for 2019 at the Chamber meeting on January 14. The new officers are pictured above from the left, Lee McDill, Dianne McLaurin, Jammie Patrick and Lee McCarty. Back row, Nicole Kennedy, Steven McGee, Robin Autry and Timmy McDill.

 



Ricky Marion “R.D.” Dennis

Mr. Ricky Marion “R.D.” Dennis, age 69, passed away Tuesday January 8, 2019 at Anderson Hospital in Meridian, MS. Visitation was held Friday January 11, 2019 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM and Saturday January 12, 2019 from 9:00 AM until 9:50 AM at Wolf Funeral Services in Lake, MS.


Appreciation

Scott Central Attendance Center celebrated Law Enforcement Appreciation Day on January 9 by honoring Scott County Sheriff’s Department Deputy and School Resource Officer Deputy Sammy Lovett for his continued service to the school and the local community.

 


Juanita Mitchell

Services for Ms. Juanita Mitchell were held at 3:00 pm, Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Sebastopol. Burial was in the Salem Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery Rev. Guy McGarrity officiated.

Visitation was held 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Wednesday, January 9, 2019.



Forest News

Happy Birthday:

Jan. 23: David Maron, Byron Green, Ellen Young, Joe Pace III, Phillip Leahey, Dana Gardner, Mike Lynn, Joanna Sue Dill, Lucas Parkes Fairley, Mandy McCaughn Bridges


Arrest Report January 23

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center January 10 – January 16. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Frederick Deontrey Fountain, 23, 537 MLK, Forest, MS, Disturbing the Public Peace.


Morton News

By FRISKY ROLAND,

Announcements: EXCEL Learning Center, 383 South fourth Street, will offer a CPR/AED Heartsaver Class on Saturday, February 2 at 9 a.m.-12 noon. Designed for persons planning to become certified in CPR or renewing their CPR certification. Sister Pat Clemen RN, BSN will be the instructor and the fee for the class is $35 due by January 25th.


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Arrest Report Dec. 26

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center December 13 – December 19. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Richard Bobbitt, Jr., 35, 1341 E 4th St, Forest MS, Indicted-Indicted.





2018: The Year in Review

December 2018 was one of the top 3 wettest months on record in Mississippi and Scott  County was no exception. Just as the year was about to a close torrential downpours on December 27 caused widespread street flooding.



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.



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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.

 




Signs With Alcorn

Kodi Travis of the Forest High School football team signed with Alcorn State University. Pictured with Kodi are his dad, Walter Travis, his mom, Furlinda Travis and James Bo Clark and Earnest Love.

 







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


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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





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