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The Scott County Sheriff’s Department is currently investigating a shooting incident that occurred last Saturday night in the Ringgold Community of Scott County east of Highway 21.
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.
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.
The 2019 Scott County Basketball Tournament is in the record books and this year’s tournament was dominated by the Forest High School Bearcats. Both the boys and girls teams played some great basketball on the hardwood at Lake High School last week and came away as Scott County basketball champions.
Earlier this month during a keynote speech to the Atlanta NAACP Democratic Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia made incredibly disparaging comments about President Trump and every citizen that voted for him. Johnson used the laughable left-wing ideocracy that likens the president to Adolf Hitler.
Re: Raise gas tax while price remains low
In response to another request from the media to raise the gas tax, here are a few statistics to ponder.
In most recent data reported to the Federal government from MDOT, Mississippi state owned roads rank 8th in the nation for quality.
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.
Governor Phil Bryant announced December 19 that he has appointed Cory T. Wilson to the Mississippi Court of Appeals. He replaces Chief Judge Kenny Griffis of District 3, Position 2, who was appointed to serve on the Mississippi Supreme Court beginning in February 2019.
The Morton Police Department and Fire Department work together to serve and protect the citizens of Morton, but both agencies went above and beyond this holiday season. The departments came together to coordinate their first annual Christmas Toy Drive to benefit some of the less fortunate in and around Morton.
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.
State Senator Terry C. Burton of Newton was arrested and charged with DUI Second Offense in Oktibbeha County after a single car accident that left the senator uninjured. The accident happened about 9:12 p.m. December 19 on Highway 82 West in Starkville.
On January 5 just before noon, the Scott County Sheriff’s Department and Mississippi Highway Patrol were dispatched to a two-vehicle head-on collision that occurred three miles north of Forest on Highway 35. The accident resulted in the death of a Hillsboro man that was driving one of the vehicles.
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.
Lab results are in on Ricky Hawkins, the driver of the pickup truck that allegedly caused the death of Connie Phillips and her granddaughter, Madi McDill, in a Dec. 29 accident on Highway 35 in front of Walmart in Forest. Based on the lab report warrants have been issued for two counts of DUI Manslaughter.
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.
The Forest Public Library’s Christmas tree is unique, and has been quite the talk of Forest during the holiday seasons since making its first appearance in 2017.
Sharline P. Fulcher, age 84, a lifelong resident of Conehatta, died Friday, January 11, 2019, at the Mississippi Care Center in Morton following an extended illness.
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.
Prayers for our country’s leaders
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
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.
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.
The late Rev. Neal Keeton, Sr. was remembered by his family, friends and congregation Saturday, January 19th at Mt. Carmel M. B. Church. Rev. Keeton transitioned at Regents with his wife, Dailene, at his side. Pastor Cartez Keeton officiated and delivered the eulogy. Rev.
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 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.
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
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
Human development and family science major Victoria Vivians of Forest will reign this week as 2017 Homecoming Queen at Mississippi State University.
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!
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.