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Arrest Report November 14

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.






Thanks Mrs. Martha

By TIM BEELAND,

You know it’s going to be a good day when the front doorbell rings at the office and you hear a big booming voice proclaim, “where’s the turnip man?” That means Mrs. Martha Reed has come to town and has more likely than not brought along a mess of fresh greens, with some nice size turnips attached.



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Forest News

Happy Birthday:

Nov. 7:  Mike Sorey, Mike Gould, Shauna Keyes, Johnny Rhodes, Brenda Brown Powe, Butch Barton, David Chamblee, Nell Shirley, Leonard Smith, Jason  Driskell.


Martin to play at Hinds

Scott Central High School senior Chryselynn Martin signed a National Letter of Intent to play softball at Hinds Community College in Raymond next fall. Pictured here at the signing ceremony seated from the left are: D.J. Martin, father; Chryselynn Martin and Christy Martin, mother.


David Williamson

David Williamson, age 53 and a resident of Forest, was born in Jackson on May 31, 1965, and passed away at Hospice Ministries at Ridgeland, on October 17, 2018 at the age of 53 after an extended illness.



Douglas Mack Hord

Douglas Mack Hord, 20, of Raleigh, Mississippi, died Saturday, October 20, 2018, at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. He was born Sunday, June 7, 1998 in Northport, Alabama.


Sebastopol News

By LINDA L. CORLEY,

Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend

Congratulations to Haven Moorehead, 2018 Sebastopol School Homecoming Queen.

Daylight Saving time ends this weekend: turn your clocks back one hour on Saturday night.




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PORs at MES

Mr. Luis Hernandez and Ms. Jennifer Nichols received Positive Office Referrals for their early morning shining attitudes at Morton Elementary School.

 



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.


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


Not enough school teachers

Mississippi has an acute shortage of school teachers, especially in impoverished districts, and it’s tempting to look at stopgap measures to alleviate the problem.

But lowering the requirements to get a license to teach isn’t the way to do it.






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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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