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Maurine Holsen

Mrs. Maurine Holsen, age 82, and resident of Hickory passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at her home.

Funeral services were conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 from the Ott & Lee Funeral Home Chapel with her pastor, Rev. Gary Howse officiating under the direction of Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Forest.


Community Calendar

August 10

Forest Youth Sports Association is holding open registration for 2018 soccer until August 10. Forms can be picked up at the Gaddis Park office building on weekdays.


Morton News

By FRISKY ROLAND,

Announcements: Morton Public Library schedule for August:  Preschool Story Time-Every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.(this months themes are-August 14 “Firefighters”, August 21 “The Lorax”, August 28 “Unicorns.” Kindergarten - 6th Grade “Make Your Own Comic Book” on Thursday, August 23 a at 5:00 p.m.


The Message

By PASTOR BILL MYERS,

God promises to take care of us, and He won’t break His promises!

“Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?


Jerry Hines

Mr. Jerry Hines, age 68 and a resident of Forest passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at St. Dominic Memorial Hospital in Jackson after a brief illness.







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Mississippi Bar honors Slaughter-Harvey for her lifetime of service

The Mississippi Bar presented Constance Slaughter-Harvey of Forest with its Lifetime Achievement Award during their 2018 Annual Meeting. The Bar presents the Lifetime Achievement Award to those individuals who have devoted service to the public, profession and the administration of justice over the span of a professional career. 









Arrest Report July 18

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center July 5 – July 11. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

James Willie McCoy, 29, 104 Kalem Trailor Park Rd, Morton MS, Disturbing the Public Peace.


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Jail escapee captured

State inmate Gregory Trigg, who escaped from the Scott County Jail last weekend, has been captured and is back in prison.

Trigg, #R4245, was found in a motel in Hazlehurst and arrested without incident by local authorities. He was caught at 11:30 p.m. Monday at the motel. His identity was confirmed later.



Arrest Report November 1

The following persons were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center October 19 – 26. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law:
Chirstoper A Patrick, 41, 131 Wash Dr, Forest, misd – drugs-possession marijuana 1st offense









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Forest News

Happy Birthday:

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





Signs with ECCC

Payton Rogers of the Forest High School football team signed with East Central Community College. Pictured with Payton are his dad, Trey Rogers, his sister, Alana Rogers and his momCarrie Rogers.

 


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

By TIM GETER,

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.


Marines march across Mississippi

By JILL WARE,

On October 16 two Marines, Gabriel Vasquez and Jason Bailess, embarked on a 155 mile “Ruck” across Mississippi, trekking from the Alabama state line to the Mississippi River, in only five days, to raise awareness and support in the battle against Veteran Suicide and Veteran Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD


ECCC Warrior Football lands three players on All-State, All-Region Teams

East Central Community College freshman defensive back Keonte’ Daniels has been named to both the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges First Team All-State South Offense and the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 23 First Team Offense for his play during the recently completed 2017 season.


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.


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