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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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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.


Arrest Report April 124

The following persons were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center March 28 - April 1. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Nicole Hill, 34, 1380 Hillsboro VFW Rd Forest MS, felony - Murders


gymnast complete competition season

Miller Gymnastics in Newton completed their 2017-2018 competition season. The competition team won numerous titles at the team level and in individual events including Level 2 overall state champion Reese Thoms. Scott County resident Ava White competed with the teams Level 2 gymnast who are pictured here with their trophies and medals.




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



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.


This is one whale of a story

By TIM GETER,

Once upon a time many years ago animals unimaginable  roamed this earth leaving behind links into history with their bones buried beneath the surface, today known as fossils.

According to Webster, fossils are the remains or impressions of a prehistoric organism preserved in petrified form or as a mold or cast in rock.


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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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