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Arrest Report July 11

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center June 28 – July 4. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Deonte M. Towner, 22, 518 Valley St, Forest MS, PC-Robbery.




Classiness is not measured by success or wealth

By JAMES PHILLIPS,

Often classiness is believed to be related to one’s wealth, success, sophistication or overall status in life, or their lack thereof. During my walk-through life I have come to realize that classiness has nothing to do with someone’s standing in life and has everything to do with the selfless desire to make the world around you a better place.


Garbology 101

By TIM BEELAND,

It is three-tenths of a mile from the end of my driveway down the dirt and gravel Pine Grove Road to Highway 21. Three-tenths of a mile. A little after 6:00 a.m. on the Fourth of July I decided to walk to the highway and back because I was more than a little perturbed on the eve of the Fourth  as I drove in from work.



Bobby Stroud

Mr. Bobby Stroud, age 76, passed away Sunday June 10, 2018 at his residence in Lake, MS. Visitation was held on Tuesday June 12, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. until 1:50 p.m. at Wolf Funeral Services in Lake, MS. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday June 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wolf Funeral Services Chapel in Lake, MS. Officiating was Rev.


Don Hall

Mr. Don Hall, age 70, passed away Thursday June 14, 2018 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, MS. Visitation was held on Saturday June 16, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. until 1:50 p.m. at Wolf Funeral Services in Morton, MS. Services followed at 2:00 p.m. at Wolf Funeral Services Chapel in Morton, MS. There was no graveside services.


Forest News

Happy Birthday:

July 11  Tobe Ivy Jr., Ronda Jones Henderson, Maurice Westberry, Mrs. John McGee, Lanay S. Russum, Ann Stringer Land, Haley Chance, Lee Pope, Lee Kurkendall

July 12  Mae Toudt, Steven Dean Windham, Rodney Jones, Steve Cox, Anna Lora McMurphy, Kimberly McDill Harrell, Lillian Clair Montgomery


Michael Douglas Hoard

Mr. Michael Douglas Hoard, age 55, passed away Wednesday June 20, 2018 at The Cancer Center in Newnan, GA. Visitation was held Monday June 25, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Wolf Funeral Services in Morton, MS. Services were held Tuesday June 26, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Morton, MS.


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What's wrong with Forest?

By JOHN B. WINDHAM,

Dear Editor:

Well, the sad, undeniable truth is — Forest is dying!  So, now, the more important question becomes — Why is Forest dying? The answers to why Forest is dying may be a little too much for just one ‘letter to the editor’, but we can start with the #1 cause that Forest is dying — Forest is a Sanctuary City. 






Arrest Report July 4

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center June 21 – June 27. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

John Dillion Alford, 25, 330 MC Lum Rd, Morton MS, Multi-Count.


Arrest Report June 20

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center June 8 – June 14. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Courtney Jones, 27, 3195 Bealman Rd. Dekalb MS, Molesting – Touching Child for Lustful Purposes.


Arrest Report July 11

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center June 28 – July 4. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Deonte M. Towner, 22, 518 Valley St, Forest MS, PC-Robbery.



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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





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


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.


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.




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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

 









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