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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

By TIM BEELAND,

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

By TIM GETER,

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.



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Ruby Doris Delcomyn

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Doris Delcomyn were conducted at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, January 5, 2018 from the Liberty Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Holmes officiating. Interment followed in the Liberty Cemetery under the direction of Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Forest.




Frank William Colbert III

Funeral services for Mr. Frank William Colbert, III were conducted at 11:00 am on Friday, December 29, 2017 from the Ott & Lee Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Reggie Williams and Rev. Randall Creel officiating. Interment followed in the Eastern Cemetery under the direction of Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Forest.


Ricky Myers

Mr. Ricky Myers, age 38, passed away on January 5, 2018.

Ricky was born in Tupelo, MS to Johnny Myers and Eva Myers.

He is survived by parents, Johnny and Eva Myers; brothers, Scott Myers and Jon Myers; sister, Jennifer Myers; grandmother, Sara Gatewood; nephews, Kevin Baumgardner, Joseph Myers and Stephen Myers.




Dorothy McDill

Services for Ms. Dorothy McDill were held at 11:00 am, Thursday, December 28, 2017, at Sulphur Springs Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Bro. Randall Creel officiated. Visitation was held from 9:30 am until 11 am, Thursday, December 28, 2017, at Sulphur Springs Baptist Church.



First Buck

Twelve-year-old Weston Adcox shot his first buck, a seven point weighing in at 180 lbs. He was hunting in the Homewood Community on January 4 when this buck entered his sights. Weston is the son of Wesley and Tammy Adcox.


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Cindy Craig Harrell

Cindy Craig Harrell, age 52 a resident of Clifton, MS, passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Lackey Hospital in Forest, MS.  Visitation was held from  5-9 p.m. Monday, December 4, 2017 from the Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Forest and from 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


The Quilter

By TIM GETER,

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.






Ruth F. Marty

Ruth F. Marty, 102, went home to be with her Lord at Lackey Convalescent Home in Forest, MS, on Sunday, December 3, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Edmund John Marty. She was born to the late Fred and Beulah Fussner, of Mentor, Ohio on September 13, 1915 in Willoughby, Ohio.


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


Morton News

By FRISKY ROLAND,

Announcements: Don’t forget the “Protection of Children” Workshop to be held at Excel Learning Center, 383 South Fourth Street, Morton on Saturday, October 7, 10-11 a.m.  All child care providers, those with children in their care and the public are encouraged to attend. The registration fee is $10. Call 601-732-1800 for details.


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