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Arrest Report August 15

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center August 2 – August 8. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


Drucillia Monique McKee, 26, 121 Rawson Lane St, Walnut Grove MS, Drugs-Possession Paraphernalia.

Douglas A Herring

A Celebration of Life for Douglas Ashley Herring was held, Sunday, August 12, 2018, at First Baptist Church, Starkville, MS, beginning at 3:30 p.m. Visitation was held in the sanctuary from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Following the service, internment was at Oddfellows Cemetery, Starkville, MS.

Ringgold News


Christmas in August

One of my Christmas gifts, from daughter Pam and husband Jim Jeffries, was a trip to any place I wanted to go. I selected Washington D.C. Because the Bible Museum had just opened on 11/16/17... This past week we flew to D.C. and it was really a great adventure.




Time flies when you’re having a good time. Or, so the old saying goes.

It flew by last week while my wife, Danny, and I were on vacation. “Days on the beach sure do go by fast,” I said to her on our way home. Much faster than the days of the week at work, I think.

20 Years of Service

During a recent awards ceremony, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) recognized employees for their years of continuous service to the agency. The executive director and the Mississippi Transportation Commission thank these employees for their hard work and dedication to the agency.

Community Calendar

August 4


Lake Youth Sports Organization is holding open registration for 2018 youth football and cheerleading until August 3.

Forms can be picked up at The Hornets Nest in Lake or receive by texting or calling Wendy Clark at 601-507-8249 to have a registration form e-mailed.


Harperville News


Time to get back to the ‘Real World’

This is the last full week of the summer break as Scott County District School teachers will report to work next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for professional development. All time seems to fly by, but it seems that no time passes faster than summer break.

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.

Pleasant Hill News


God gives me strength

Announcements: MT. Moriah fall revival will begin July 23-25, 2018 Services will begin each night at 7:15 with Rev. Eric Jones as the guest Evangelist.

We Care Mission Food Distributions dates are July 6 and July 20. Location Fellowship Hall of Morton United Methodist Church 29 Church Street Morton Ms.

Union Grove/ Steele News


Wonderful 5th Sunday service at Christian Banner

Pastor Calvin & Sister Beverly Smith of New Friendship BC of Forest will celebrate their 8th Year Church Anniversary on August 5 at 1:00 p.m.  The speaker will be Pastor Jimmy Garner of Greater St. Matthew MBC of Canton.


Second Annual Toy Drive underway

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.

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