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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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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 February 7

The following persons were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center January 24 - January 30. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Derik Leckon Patrick, 21, 122 Bullah Rd Forest, misd - disorderly conduct, failure to comply


Drug Bust On I-20

Sunday night a Scott County Deputy stopped a vehicle on I-20 West. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Feliciano Flores 37, of Houston Texas. “During the traffic stop the deputy was given a consent to search the vehicle.” Sheriff Mike Lee said. “During the search the deputy found 78 lbs.


Forest News

Happy Birthday:

Feb 14    Don Healy, Jean Amis, Cynthia Hunter, Caroline Lanthrip, Mike Gaddis, Mindy Chambers, David Smith, Nancy Witshire, Junior Pryor, Mary Grace Harallson Schwab, Rev. John Case, Teresa Packer, Kent Young, Gladys Willison, Dewayne Hawkins, Elan Powell, Tracy Risher


Morton News

By FRISKY ROLAND,

Announcements:  We Care Missions Food Distribution dates for March are Friday, March 9 and Friday, March 16 from 10:00 a.m.-12 noon at Fellowship Hall of Morton United Methodist Church, 29 Church Street.  Those eligible for the program must have all required documentation with them.




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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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