The Scott Central football team will be guided by a new head coach this coming year.
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Frances “Fran” Helen Rester, 84, of Brandon, passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at her home. A Celebration of Life for Mama Fran was Friday, March 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Crossgates UMC with Rev. Chris Cumbest and Rev. John Moore officiating. Entombment followed at Lakewood Memorial Gardens.
Forest Elementary School is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair through Friday, March 23. Funds raised will help purchase books for the media center, classroom libraries, and students. The Book Fair will feature a special family community open house on Thursday, March 22, from 3:30 until 5:30 p.m.
Celebrating Pastor’s Anniversary
On March 18, 2018 the Pleasant Hill Church Family Celebrated their Pastor Marcus and First Lady Shannon McDougle’s 2nd Year Anniversary. The day started with morning worship at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Gammage read scripture from Psalm 23:1 The Lord is my Shepherd.
Our youth are our leaders for tomorrow
“There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” (Proverbs 18:24)
March 14: John Tyree, Jr., Randy Woods, W. A. Pogue, Catherine Huckabey, Leiah Gilbert Bridges, Roger McDaniel, James Gibbs.
March 15: Sheila Rushing, John Allen Roby, Shawn Gunderson, Charles Rogellio, Jr., Jonathon Huff, Anna Gaddis
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.
While searching our archives for the story referenced in the Letter to the Editor on the following page, we came across an editorial by the late Publisher and Editor of this paper, Erle Johnston Jr., concerning the state of education in Mississippi.
Art is a world within its own universe. Its the ability to create the expressions and perpetuity of entities that surround the artist.
In the second grade Allen Cooks like all artists had a vivid imagination. His young mind could grasp the image and store it.
"What was that," I remember asking the first time as a child I heard the noise from the woods out back of the house. “It’s a panther screaming,” someone — my dad, or my grandfather, or an uncle — answered. And so began the mystery of the big cats in my mind.
With the help of Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) the Scott County School District has secured a $900,000 grant for a child intervention program that helps students who may have fallen behind in certain areas in school.
The January 8, 1958, edition of the Scott County Times reported that one Otis Chapman killed, on New Year’s Day, a 350-pound black panther that had “killed calves and chickens in nightly raids for several years....”
The Crudup Ward Food Pantry located in the Crudup Ward building on Longview Street, just off Hill Street in Forest has been providing for those in need with low income since 2005.
“So many people without income and those who have a job but are paid with a low salary are helped through this wonderful program,” Mammie Crudup said.
Funeral services for Mr. James “Rod” Phillips were conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from the Ott & Lee Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ray Ingram and Bro. Billy Ray Parker officiating. Interment followed in the Morton Church of God Cemetery under the direction of Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Morton.
Morton residents dressed in all sorts of Halloween costumes enjoyed Halloween in the Park at Farris Park Saturday. Pictured are a couple of spooky figures from the evening captured by photographer Billy Freeman.
Christmas cruise was astronomical
Happy New Year to everyone. It is such a blessing to be able to encounter the new year. I know that seems like old news but I have been out of the country on a cruise and was not able to send my article in to the newspaper.
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.
On Sunday, November 26, 2017, at approximately 1:15 p.m., La Bendicion convenience store was robbed by two individuals with handguns.
Anyone with any information on the identities of either of these two individuals should contact Central Mississippi Crime Stoppers at (601) 355-TIPS or the Forest Police Department at (601) 469-4141.
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
Residents in the vicinity of North Homewood Road and Highway 501 in Forest are having an odorous experience due to a bad bouquet on the breezes blowing their way. Waste Management Clearview Landfill, located about five miles away on Mudline Road in Lake, is apparently having some challenges in putting a lid on this pungency.
On October 25 Tyson Foods, Inc. in Forest, held a Safety Event to celebrate the achievement of reaching one-million man-hours without incident. The Scott County Times was invited to come be a part of the party.
Collection week begins November 13
Have you packed your shoeboxes? Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week is November 13-20.
The coordinated efforts of The City of Forest and Mississippi Power, Simmons Erosion Control, Inc., and Custom Paving will further beautify downtown Forest with the addition of six decorative street lamps and poles on Smith Avenue.
The American Legion Post #9 of Forest will sponsor Dr. David M. Walker as orator at the Veteran’s Day Program at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 10 at the Scott County Courthouse.