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The Forest Public Library continues to expand its programming horizons with Star Tour 2019, set for Tuesday, June 25, at 11:00 a.m. Star Tour 2019 has scheduled over 100 library programs across the U.S. for the summer, but only two in Mississippi. Forest Public Library is one of those two.
The Mississippi Department of Transportation closed the right lane of southbound Highway 35 on the bridge over the KCS Railroad track in Forest during the first week of March.
The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center June 5 – June 13. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Shaun Michael Denton, 29, 779 Cooperville Rd, Morton MS, Assault-Domestic Violence.
The Forest Area Chamber of Commerce has released the new and updated 2019 “Welcome Home to Forest Mississippi – Newcomer’s Guide and Membership Directory.” The new Chamber Guide is also included in today’s home delivery editions of The Scott County Times.
Administrators and teachers at Morton Elementary School are hard at work making reading more enjoyable and exciting for its students this summer. MES applied for, and received, a $50,000 Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) grant that is funding a summer reading program for 200 elementary students.
Members of the Scott County Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the National Amateur Radio “Field Day” Exercise, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 22, and continuing through 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 23. The annual event’s local activities will be held at Farris Park in Morton.
On May 21 the Forest Garden Club announced its new officers for 2019 - 2020. Former vice-president Sanrda Jones officially installed the new officers. The new FGC officers are pictured from left, front row, Lynne Wood, president and Vickie Hester, vice-president.
The splash pad at Gaddis Park in Forest was full of kids enjoying some fun in the sun last Thursday. As the Central Mississippi temperatures steadily rise so do the number of children enjoying the H2O playground each day. The splash pad is open for the summer season Tuesday - Saturday, 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. for children under 12.
The new handicap accessible additions to the playground at Gaddis Park are a big hit in the community.
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.
Tina Jolly, 52, who resides on Russel Community Road in the Ringgold Community north of Forest was arrested on charges of Child Abuse-Inflict Serious Bodily Harm May 28 and has been released on bond. Jolly is the owner and operator of a private day care located in her home.
The City of Forest Mayor and Board of Alderman unanimously passed Ordinance #473 during their regular meeting in May. This ordinance regulates all new “places of worship” in Forest.
James Calvin “Bo” Clark was a staple resident and gifted leader in the City of Forest from 1981 when he was elected Alderman of Ward 1, until his death on May 28.
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.
The members of the Rotary Club of Forest gathered for their monthly meeting on May 15, but this was not a simple business as usual meeting. The Rotarians used May’s meeting to distribute donations a number of deserving organizations to assist with their service projects in the surrounding communities.
The East Central Community College Workforce Development Center is offering free courses in Basic Microsoft Excel, Basic Microsoft Word, Basic Computer Skills, Keyboarding and Resume Writing at the Forest WIN Job Center located at 536 Deerfield Drive in Forest.
The Forest Public Library, in partnership with Forest Community Arts, is set for “A Night of Stars” show which will feature three of Forest’s brightest musical stars on Tuesday, June 11, at 7:00 p.m. The Back Door Event features a special performance by musical group The Robert James Starr Trio of Forest.
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.
The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center August 29 – September 5. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Michael Ledbetter, 39, 3267 Sherman Hill, Lake MS, Drugs-Sale Marijuana.
On January 21 the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) Camp #1666 gathered to pay tribute to Civil War service veterans during their annual Lee-Jackson banquet, at the Forest Baptist Church Community Center. This event is a time for the group to reflect on accomplishments and reinforce ongoing objectives.
Morton High School senior Trinity Hammons signed a national letter of intent to attend and play softball for Mississippi Delta Community College in Moorhead next year. Pictured here from the left Angela Hammons, mother; Trinity Hammons and Haley Hammons.
The following persons were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center August 23 - August 27. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Joseph Matthew Sharp, 35, 9868 Hwy 21, Forest MS, Misd- Assault-Domestic violence
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.
Morton Elementary School students joined in the homecoming week fun by dressing up for “Nerd Day.” From the left Nyanna Kincaid, Amareya Sims and Caleigh Slaughter put their school spirit on full display.
The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center May 2 – May 8. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Jered Frith, 19, 44 CR 23533 Rd, Louin MS, General Violations.
Christopher Lee Creel, 32, 42 Dogwood Hills Rd, Forest MS, Work Program.
The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center June 8 – June 14. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Courtney Jones, 27, 3195 Bealman Rd. Dekalb MS, Molesting – Touching Child for Lustful Purposes.
The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center July 27 – August 3. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Darion Demon Body, 37, 129 Bradford St, Forest MS, DUI-Second Offense, Careless Driving, Drivers License-None, Warrant Served on City Case.
On Tuesday, May 14 around 3:00 p.m. there was an accident involving an overturned 18-wheeler on I-20 which spilled its cargo all across the interstate. The accident occurred approximately three miles West of Forest Exit 88 near the Blossom Hill Road overpass and caused a traffic jam that extended east for miles.
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.
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
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
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!
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.
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.
Human development and family science major Victoria Vivians of Forest will reign this week as 2017 Homecoming Queen at Mississippi State University.