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MLK Walk set for Monday

By JAMES PHILLIPS,

On Monday, Scott County will join in with Americans across the nation who will pause for the day to remember the life and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Government offices, schools and banks will be among the entities closed in honor of the civil rights leader.



Arrest Report January 16

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center January 3– January 11 in addition to an addition to the arrest docket from December 29, 2018. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.






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.

 


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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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Pleasant Hill News

By PEGGY LEWIS,

Pulling each other down

 

Announcements: The National Baptist Convention Mid-Winter Board Meeting will be January 14-17, 2019 Jackson Ms.

East Mississippi Baptist State Convention Mid-Winter Board Meeting will be in Ellisville, Ms. on February 15-16, 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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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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