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Joyce Harrison celebrates 99 years

Ms. Joyce Harrison was born on March 18, 1920 in Jasper county Mississippi. She attended school in Jasper county until she graduated and moved on to attend the University of Southern Mississippi where she got her degree in Home Economics. She taught Home Economics in Ringold and Sebastopol for over 32 years until she retired in 1982.



Arrest Report March 20

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center March 7- March 13. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Lettie W Beemon, 70, 29 Seven St, Forest, MS, Drugs-Possession of Marijuana 1st Offense, Drugs-Possession Schedule I.


Forestry Banquet set for March 28

The Scott County Forestry Association Banquet will be held Thursday, March 28, at Roosevelt State Park Lodge. Registration will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the meal and program beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Please call the Scott County Extension Office at 601-469-4241 by March 21, if you would like to attend.


100th Birthday

Happy 100th Birthday to Mrs. Estella Fountain. Her birthday was Sunday, March 10 and was celebrated on Saturday March 9 at Kat’s Kave in Forest with family and friends.

 




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Two in custody in Bland case

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.








Arrest Report March 13

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center February 28- March 6. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Elijah Navarro Anderson, 35, 76 Mooney Lane, Lena, MS, Probation/Parole Violation, Sexual Battery.



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Arrest Report June 13

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center May 31 – June 6. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Howard L. Smith, 20, 119 Rose Street, Forest MS, Contempt of Court/Failure to pay fines/restitution


Fatal I-20 crash leads to gridlock on Highway 80 from Lake to Morton

By JAMES PHILLIPS,

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.



Top Juniors

Forest High School Faculty honors the top two juniors at Awards Day.  The Danforth “I Dare You” Awards are presented each year by Forest High School Faculty to a female and male in the junior class.   Students selected are in the top of their class academically and are involved in clubs, organizations, and extra-curricular activities at Forest


Arrest Report September 12

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.


Arrest Report May 30

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center May 17 – May 23. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Warren Jones Jr., 56, 95 Goldmillion Rd, Walnut Grove MS, General Violations.

Carrie Hacker, 27, 4859 Hwy 481, Morton MS, Contempt of Court.


Arrest Report May 2

The following persons were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center April 19 - April 25. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Cole Graffenread, 21, Homeless Morton MS, Misd- Malicious Mischief/Vandalism, Malicious Mischief/Vandalism


League Champions

Lake Youth Baseball 7-9 League Champions, Allstar Team Sports, finished the season a perfect 11-0. Pictured here first row, from left: Kason Edwards, Jordan Lynam, Landyn Williams, Kylan Chrislom and Colt Shelley. Second row: Brayden Clark, Khari Towner, Que Gray and Cannon Nester.




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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

 


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.




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




Signs with ECCC

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.

 


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Obituaries

Services for Edna Ezell were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Milling Funeral Home... READ MORE