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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 Forest Police Department has two suspects in custody in connection with the January 24 murder of Tykey Bland. Demarlo Pereze West, Jr., left photo, 17, of Lake and Nelson Ortiz, Jr., right photo, 18, of Forest have both been charged with First Degree Murder. West also faces an additional charge of Aggravated Assault-Gun.
The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center November 1 – November 7. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Jermaine Hughes, 35, 1693 VFW Rd, Forest MS, Larceny-Petty-Attempted.
Kenneth J. Patrick, 60, 332 Watson Dr., Forest MS, Old Fines.
The Scott County Sports Hall of Fame will celebrate five years of having recognized former athletes and coaches who excelled in their sports with its induction of the 2019 class members.
During a recent awards ceremony, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) recognized employees for their years of continuous service to the agency. The executive director and the Mississippi Transportation Commission thank these employees for their hard work and dedication to the agency.
The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center August 16 – August 21. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
An afternoon crime-spree came to an abrupt end with gunfire on Hwy 35 at the Forest City Limits last week.
Morton High School announced its 2018 Homecoming Queen and Football Queen during the football game against Choctaw Central last Friday night.
On Wednesday, August 8, the Scott County Sheriff Department responded to a call of a burned-out car that was abandoned on a Bienville National Forest service road. When deputies arrived on scene they made a shocking discovery of what appeared to be severely burned human remains in the torched car.
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.