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Mrs. Jada Marie McCrory, age 54, passed away Monday, July 30, 2018 at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Visitation was held Tuesday July 31, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday August 1, 2018 from 1:30 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. at Wolf Funeral Services in Morton, MS.
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“You have done many good things for me, Lord, just as You promised. I believe in your commands, now teach me good judgement and knowledge”. (Psalm 119:65-66)
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.
Forest Elementary School will begin the new year with a new principal at the helm. Tracy Adcock was hired by the Forest Municipal School District and officially started on July 1. Adcock replaces longtime principal Stacy Crosby who retired at the end of the previous school year.
The Forest Baptist Church mission team enjoyed a wonderful and productive mission trip to Haiti from June 30 through July 6. During their time spent in the Caribbean nation located on the island of Hispaniola they were in the small mountain village of Thoman which is home to approximately 900 native villagers.
The 8th Annual Nabs and Coke Party is set for this Friday and Saturday, July 21 and 22 and all Forest High School Alumni are invited. FHS Alumni will gather to reminisce about the times they spent walking the halls of the school, studying hard in the classroom and playing sports on the fields and courts that make up Bearcat Country.
Forest Municipal School District will start the new school year with enhanced security as the school district continues to be proactive rather than reactive when it comes to ensuring the safety of all students.
The annual EC Day at the Neshoba County Fair celebrating East Central Community College in Decatur is scheduled for Monday, July 30, at the Neshoba County Fairgrounds in Philadelphia.
ECCC alumni, students, and prospective students and their families, and all fair goers are invited to attend EC Day at the Fair.
Lake Youth Sports Organization is holding open registration for 2018 youth football and cheerleading until August 3.
Forms can be picked up at The Hornets Nest in Lake or receive by texting or calling Wendy Clark at 601-507-8249 to have a registration form e-mailed.
The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center July 5 – July 11. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
James Willie McCoy, 29, 104 Kalem Trailor Park Rd, Morton MS, Disturbing the Public Peace.
Heroes come in all forms. Some wear capes. Some don suits of armor. Some even work for the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). Keith Herrington, a District 5 maintenance worker in Kalem, thought he was reporting for a typical day of work. HiBy CAREY MILLER,
When it was time to pick a topic for his high school senior project, Chandler Norman wanted to learn more about the world of prosthetics.
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.
On Sunday, November 26, 2017, at approximately 1:15 p.m., La Bendicion convenience store was robbed by two individuals with handguns.
Anyone with any information on the identities of either of these two individuals should contact Central Mississippi Crime Stoppers at (601) 355-TIPS or the Forest Police Department at (601) 469-4141.
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
Residents in the vicinity of North Homewood Road and Highway 501 in Forest are having an odorous experience due to a bad bouquet on the breezes blowing their way. Waste Management Clearview Landfill, located about five miles away on Mudline Road in Lake, is apparently having some challenges in putting a lid on this pungency.
The American Legion Post #9 of Forest will sponsor Dr. David M. Walker as orator at the Veteran’s Day Program at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 10 at the Scott County Courthouse.
On October 25 Tyson Foods, Inc. in Forest, held a Safety Event to celebrate the achievement of reaching one-million man-hours without incident. The Scott County Times was invited to come be a part of the party.
Collection week begins November 13
Have you packed your shoeboxes? Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week is November 13-20.
Human development and family science major Victoria Vivians of Forest will reign this week as 2017 Homecoming Queen at Mississippi State University.
The coordinated efforts of The City of Forest and Mississippi Power, Simmons Erosion Control, Inc., and Custom Paving will further beautify downtown Forest with the addition of six decorative street lamps and poles on Smith Avenue.
The incessant rant by those in the mainstream media calling into question President Donald J. Trump’s mental state strongly suggests that it is they and not the president who need to see a shrink!
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
Pediatric flu shots are now available at all Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) county clinics. Seasonal flu vaccination is recommended for anyone age six months and older.
Veterans Day programs, presentations and ceremonies are planned throughout the area as people come together to give thanks and give back to those who have put boot to ground for our country.
Governor Phil Bryant certainly took his sweet time deciding whether or not there should be a state takeover of F-rated Jackson Public Schools. That is sure not the same approach he took back in 2014 when he pounced on the takeover of our then B-rated Scott County School District.
Wonder what the difference is?
In a neutral playoff game, the Lake Hornets were overcome by the Calhoun City Wildcats, who boasted a record of 9-2. This was a first-round playoff game for both teams, which means that with this win the Wildcats will progress to round two and Lake’s phenomenal season comes to an end.
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.