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Arrest Report Dec. 13

The following persons were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center November 29 - December 6.  All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law:
Nicholas Smith, 22, 309 Mead St Forest, felonies-DUI, other substances,drugs-poss control substances




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.


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.


Marie Babb

Winona Marie Aycock Babb, 89, a resident of Pearl, MS passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017 at MS Care Center of Morton. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Brandon, MS with the interment in Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Pearl, MS. Visitation was Monday from 5:00 p.m.



Forest News

Happy Birthday:
Dec.13  Alicia Eure, Casey Chambers, Carol McDill, Ruby McDill, Ann Nanney Boyette, Kristy Walsh Sessums, Kay Harrison, David Webb, Melanie Roberts, Paul Valentine, Sara Elizabeth Lowrey, Sara Grace Hunter




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Lake Grand Marshall

In Lake, where Izeary Body, pictured , served as Grand Marshall, Pat Jordan won first place truck and second place went to Todd Jordan. Wayne Jordan won Mayor’s Choice. In the car division winners were, first place, Jody Jordan and second place, Sonny Steele. Wayne Wimberly claimed Mayor’s Choice.


Morton News

By FRISKY ROLAND,

Announcements:  Friends of the Library will meet in the conference room of Morton Public Library on Wednesday, December 6 at noon. Everyone is invited/encouraged to attend.  Some additional organizational business will be conducted and a reception including light refreshments will be served.


Forest Parade

By BILLY FREEMAN,

Christmas parades were held in three of Scott County’s municipalities in the last week heralding the holiday season. Pictured, Community Bank of Forest claimed top honors in the Forest Parade’s Red Division. Second place went ot Bank of Forest and Third place was claimed by Lackey Memorial Hospital.



Mary Ruby Gilmer Watkins

Services for Ms. Mary Ruby Gilmer Watkins were held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at Steam Mill Cumberland Presbyterian Church with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Wade Phillips and Rev. John McDonald officiated.
Visitation was held from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Steam Mill Cumberland Presbyterian Church.


Calendar November 29

November 30

The Forest Baptist Church Good News Singers & Young at Heartz will present Christmas Dinner Theater on Thursday, November 30th, at 12:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Free Lunch!

December 4


Sheriff’s Toy Drive

The Scott County Sheriff’s Department 2nd Annual Toy Drive is right on track and happening right now. They have a large drop off box in their lobby and it is open to the public 24 hours a day. There is also a small drop box at Petals & More in Forest.


Dilley Honored

Jessica Dilley, a planning engineer at the Mississippi Department of Transportation, was honored as Young Engineer of the Year at the 2017 winter meeting of the Mississippi Engineering Society. Pictured from front left are Gracyn Dilley, Mrs. Kermit Reynolds, Erin West and Anna Blair West.


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