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Burma Faye Gunter

Mrs. Burma Faye Gunter, age 72, passed away Friday May 3, 2019 at Select Specialty Hospital in Jackson, MS. A memorial service was held at Harperville Baptist Church in Forest, MS on Monday May 13, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. with Reverend Gary Wyatt officiating.


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May 17

A gospel country singing will be held at 6:00 p.m. every third Friday at Nolan Sistrunk Pavilion in Sebastopol. Bring finger food for supper. For more information call Shirley Boxx at 601-564-1970.

May 18



Midway News

By DELIE SHEPARD,

Flooding takes toll on Mother’s Day travel

Climate change and weather is really taking its toll on us today.  Being Mother’s Day, a well-traveled weekend was radically changed.



Thelma Keyes

Faith, Love, Hope

Good Morning/Evening!

Sometimes we all need a still voice in the whirlwind of life. Listen for the message of Hope whispered by God or a loved one assuring us of a better tomorrow!


Pleasant Hill News

By PEGGY LEWIS,

Graduates 2019

Announcements: Summer Camp at Excel Learning Center for grades kindergarten through 5th grade. The dates will be June 3-6, 10, 13, 17-20 and 24-27 from 8:00 a.m.11:30 a.m. You can register for one week or all weeks the fee is $25 per child and $20 for each additional child in the family


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Arrest Report May 15

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.




Arrest Report May 1

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center April 18 – April 24. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


FMSD names new superintendent

By JAMES PHILLIPS,

The Forest Municipal School District Board of Trustees made the announcement last week that they have hired a new superintendent to lead the school system. After conducting interviews with seven potential candidates, the school board announced that Dr. Karen Norwood of Biloxi accepted the offer to become the successor of Dr.



Arrest Report May 8

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center April 25 – May 1. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Michael Ledbetter, 39, 3267 Sherman-Hill, Lake MS, Murders, Bond Surrender on Previous Charges.


Arrest Report April 24

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center April 11- April 17. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Billy James Johnson, 25, 2360 Rabbit College Rd, Forest, MS, DUI- First Offense.




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Arrest Report January 16

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center January 3– January 11 in addition to an addition to the arrest docket from December 29, 2018. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.







Shooting claims teen’s life

Last Thursday night law enforcement authorities were dispatched to the scene of a fatal shooting in the city limits of Forest. Tykey Bland, 19, of Harperville has been identified by family members as the victim of the shooting.

Bland was a 2017 graduate of Scott Central Attendance Center.




Arrest Report October 24

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center October 10 – October 17. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Ervin Wayne Smith, 50, 1378 E Seventh St, Forest MS, Larceny-Shoplifting Under $1000-Third Offense.


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Arrest Report November 1

The following persons were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center October 19 – 26. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law:
Chirstoper A Patrick, 41, 131 Wash Dr, Forest, misd – drugs-possession marijuana 1st offense


Pelahatchie man charged with Christmas Day murder of father in Scott County

By TIM GETER,

A 19-year-old man is in custody after the alleged murder of his father.

Sheriff Mike Lee said last week that early Christmas morning the sheriff’s department responded to a call at 1634 Riverbend Rd in Scott County, the residence of Wayne Adcocks. Adcocks, 57, was shot once in the head.








Arrest Report October 11

The following persons were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center September 27 – October 5. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law:
Crystal K. Watford, 34, 51 Young Hill Dr, Monticello, improper equipment, drug possession- methamphetamine, no driver’s license.


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