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Don’t be afraid to ask God! He loves you!
“Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask Him!” (Matthew 7:9-11)
Scott County native, Dr. Christopher Gilmer has dedicated his professional life to higher education. His hard work has led to him accepting the position of president at West Virginia University at Parkersburg.
The East Central Community College Board of Directors approved a three percent increase in tuition costs at their May meeting. The new tuition increase is set to take affect with the upcoming school year beginning on July 1.
Judge Tom Lee and wife Norma Ruth were in Washington D.C. May 6-8 for the Ninth Quadrennial Conference of the Federal Judges Association.
The national gathering of Article III Judges was held at the Washington Georgetown Marriott and featured a variety of speakers, book fairs, tributes and museum tours.
Forest High School mixed doubles tennis team of Kelly Atkison and Kayro Serrano-Arteaga competed in the Mississippi High School Athletic Association Tennis 3A state championship tennis tournament held in Oxford on May 7-9. The mixed doubles pair made it through the playoff bracket to the semi-finals.
Forest High School recently recognized the exceptional academic achievement of students who participated in sports during the 2017 – 2018 school year. The Scholar Athlete awards are presented each year to the student with the highest first semester grade point average on their respective team at FHS.
Memorial Day, a federal holiday to honor and memorialize those men and women who have died while serving our great nation, will be observed Monday, May 28.
Appropriate ceremonies will be held throughout the nation, and government offices, banks, post offices, and some businesses will be closed in observance of the holiday.
The East Central Community College Small Business Development Center will host two free business seminars during the month of May, one in Decatur and one in Philadelphia.
The city of Forest has adopted and approved Ordinance 465 that would limit non-stationary structures becoming “single family dwellings” within the city limits.
The following persons were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center April 26 - May 1. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Charles Dewayne Loper, 21, 2715 S 18th St., Forest, MS, Grand Larceny, Poss Stolen Prop, Burglary
The following persons were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center April 19 - April 25. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Cole Graffenread, 21, Homeless Morton MS, Misd- Malicious Mischief/Vandalism, Malicious Mischief/Vandalism
World War II Veteran Albert Moore is honored and appreciated
We are sorry to learn of the death of Mr. Lee Joe Reed who passed Monday morning at his home. No additional details are available. Our prayers are with his family especially his children.
The following persons were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center May 3 - May 9. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Kayla Michelle Monk, 29, 408 Lyle Dr. Morton MS, Felony- Indicted
Larry Sampson, 71, 808 4th St. Forest MS, Misd- Public Drunk
The Bank of Forest’s ninth annual Run Forest Run 5K run/walk will be held next weekend as part of fund raising efforts for Scott County Relay for Life.
The Morton Panthers defeated Raleigh 10-2 Friday and 10-2 again on Monday in the double elimination Round 2 of the 2018 MHSAA Baseball Championships.
The Panters face Seminary in Round 3 beginning on Thursday.
In girls softball action the Lady Panters lost both of their playoff games to Columbia to end the season.
A U.S. Army Promotion Ceremony was held March 30 honoring Forest native Chief Warrant Officer 4 Cleveland L. Butler.
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 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.
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.
At least a dozen youth will be visiting Scott County December 8-9 for an annual hunting experience and fundraiser through Hope Outdoors Ministries.
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.
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
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.
The atmosphere was heated as next-door neighbors Forest and Morton battled it out to see who could claim the “W” in the Battle for the Golden Chicken last Friday night at Bearcats Stadium.
Home field advantage was not enough to afford the Sebastopol Bobcats a victory against the Vardaman Rams. The Rams overcame the Bobcats 26 to 0. Try as they might, the Bobcats could not get the football into the end zone during the entire contest against the Rams, who had a consistent night, scoring one touchdown in all four quarters.
Monday morning on my way to the office — about halfway between Sebastopol and Forest — one of the ever present Scott County School buses heading toward us, with yellow lights flashing, slowed and looked to be about to stop. The chicken truck driver in front of me slowed down and then eased on past.
Perfection is rare, but the Scott Central Rebels continue their winning streak at Pelahatchie. Toppling the Chiefs 68-20, the Rebels overwhelmed the Chiefs with outstanding passing and rushing. The Rebel defense kept the mighty passing game of the Chiefs to 17 completed passes out of 32.
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.
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