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Fantastic fans

It would have been awesome if both Mississippi State and Ole Miss had advanced to the College World Series in baseball, but having MSU make it for the second year in a row is still mighty special.


Legacy Change Agents Enjoy (CARE) Change Agents Reading Explosion

By CONSTANCE SLAUGHTER-HARVEY,

Family and friends celebrated the life and legacy of Mr. Johnny Marvin “Red” Thomas, Sr. Saturday, June 8th at Lynch Chapel U. M. Church. Rev. Sheldon Thomas, his nephew, officiated and delivered the eulogy.  Mrs. Bonnie Floyd Stowers was the mistress of ceremony.  Lynch Chapel Pastor Shirley Ann Wilder and Rev.


Forest News

Happy Birthday:

June 12:  Carolyn Guyse, James Sanderson, Mike Smith, Charlotte Jones, June Windham, Sonny Gibbs, Rowanna Pope, Lisa Colbert, Ronnie Risher, Todd Bryan Christopher, Kristi Heflin, Rusty Risher, Kimberly Faye Webb, Brandon Chambers, John Tyke Sims


AAU basketball wins in Atlanta

The Forest 3CG Elite AAU basketball team is on a roll over the last few weeks. The forest team coached by Jeffery Johnson won the most recent regional tournament in Atlanta this past weekend. Prior to the championship win the team finished second in three consecutive tournaments in Pensacola, FL, Gonzales, LA and Jackson.


McCarty promoted at Community Bank

Greg Moore, President and CEO for Community Bank is proud to announce that Lee McCarty has  been named Assistant Vice President. A native of Meridian, Mississippi, McCarty recently served as Loan Officer and has been in banking for four years. In his new role, McCarty will continue to manage and grow loans and deposits in the Forest market.


Morton News

By FRISKY ROLAND,

Announcements: Remember that the We Care Food Distribution dates for June are, Friday June 14 and Friday, June 28.  Sign up for those eligible is held at Fellowship Hall of Morton UMC, 29 Church Street, from 10 a.m.-12 noon.



Community Calendar

June 13

The Tribute Quartet will be in concert at Salem Baptist Church, Thurs., June 13th,7:00 pm, 2380 Salem Rd, Lake,. Everyone is invited to attend.  For more information please call 601-775-8272.

June 13



Watkins selected

Sebastopol High School Lady Bobcats senior Taylor Watkins was chosen as a member of the MS Class 1A, 2A and 3A allstar softball team. The allstar weekend was held on May 31 - June 2 on campus of Jones Junior College in Ellisville.


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Arrest Report May 22

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center May 9 – May 15. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Darryl Wayne Slaughter, 38, 2531 Queens Av N, Jackson MS, Murder-Felony.





Arrest Report June 5

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center May 22-May 29. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.






Memorial Day to be observed Monday

Memorial Day will be observed on Monday, May 27, with a ceremony at the Scott County Courthouse in Forest. The nationally observed federal holiday is a time to honor and remember the brave individuals who, while serving our nation at home and abroad, made the ultimate sacrifice for this country. 


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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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