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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


Milestone #85


When a person is in their 80s, wouldn’t you say it is safe to assume that every birthday is a milestone? My dad, Harmon Drexil “Joe” Beeland, hits his 85th milestone this coming Sunday. 

MaeDean Goolsby

MaeDean Goolsby, age 54 a resident of Forest died Sunday January 7, 2018 at the Lackey Memorial Hospital in Forest following an extended illness.

Mrs. Agnes T. Miley

Mrs. Mary Agnes Thomas Miley, age 93, a resident of Pulaski passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family.  Visitation was held from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Morton.  Services were held at 2 p.m.

County schools’ energy savings renovations are 87 percent complete


Scott County School District started making renovations to improve building energy efficency during the first week of June last year. After seven months of renovations included in the $4.17 million energy savings performance contract (ESPC), Johnson  Control has completed 87 percent of the projects.


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


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.

Forest News

Happy Birthday:


Dec. 27: Andy Stevens, Betty McDill, Scottie Ball, Margaret Thompson, Michael Harris, Wyatt Gerald,  Diane Logan, Jane Risher, Charles Derschuck, Patty Reynolds, Pat Rogers, Robin Aultman, T. W. Warren

The Quilter


A life of fabrics, colors, shapes, needles, and thread would describe the life of Nancy Federick. Federick is a retired kindergarten school teacher of 31 years with a passion for quilting.

Arrest Report January 3

The following persons were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center December 20 - December 27. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Joy Marie Boatner, 34, 2174 Pine Grove Rd Walnut, felony - forgery, checks, misd - failure to appear

Forest News

Happy Birthday:

Jan 3 Ellen Case, Eddie Golden, Bobby Elliott, Cornelia Ritchie, Ronald Reid, Jewel Brousard, Bari Bishop Longgrear, Herman McKenzie, Chad Brantley, Watt Whatley, Jana Roby Helmer, Kirby Money

Morton News


Announcements: Morton Homemaker Volunteers Club (MHV) will have the first regular club meeting of 2018 on Wednesday, January 3 at Morton Public Library commons room beginning at 1:00 p. m.



Dr. Michael V. Williams, author of Medgar Evers: Mississippi Martyr offers insight into Evers’ story

Dr. Michael V. Williams, author of Medgar Evers: Mississippi Martyr visited the city and spoke to a gathered crowd at the Forest Library Monday. The speech and lunch were hosted by Legacy Education and Community Empowerment Foundation, Inc., W.K.

Bobcat Homecoming

Sebastopol Attendance Center’s Homecoming Court will be presented pre-game Friday night at 6:15 on the football field.  Pictured is this year’s Homecoming Court, front row from left, Flower Girl  Kyleigh Bell, Senior Maid Madison Goss, Senior Maid Skylar May, Crown Bearer Jensen Lang.