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Human development and family science major Victoria Vivians of Forest will reign this week as 2017 Homecoming Queen at Mississippi State University.

Chanthy Ny and Da Has, owners of The Donut Palace of Forest, passed the U.S. Citizenship Test and officially became citizens of The United States of America on October 5.

Scott County is sure to wake up and come alive on Saturday, October 28 as the 11th Annual Sebastopolooza kicks into full swing.

Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson, a Tuscaloosa, Ala., native, and longtime football coach and former two-sport athlete Jeff Breland of Lake will join an elite group of men and women when they are inducted into the East Central Community...

The Scott Central Rebels claimed a 26-0 shutout victory over the Lake Hornets under last Thursday night’s lights.

Mrs. Ozella Milling Graham Weems was born in Beat 3 of Newton County on February 10, 1918 to Mr.  W.C. “Bill” and Ella Hogan Milling. Mrs.

Jail escapee captured

State inmate Gregory Trigg, who escaped from the Scott County Jail last weekend, has been captured and is back in prison.

Trigg, #R4245, was found in a motel in Hazlehurst and arrested without incident by local authorities. He was caught at 11:30 p.m. Monday at the motel. His identity was confirmed later.

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.

Back on the soap box(s) again

By TIM BEELAND,

It happened again Monday just after 7:00 a.m. while on my way to work. The traffic signal facing me at the intersection of Hillsboro Street and Hwy. 80 in Forest turned green. I was on Hillsboro so that means the light had to be red on the side the folks traveling on Highway 80 were on. Everyone knows that, right?

Arrest Report October 4

The following persons were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center September 21 - 27. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law:
Lavell Hughes, 56, 247 Futch Rd., Fores, serve 8 days

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