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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 city of Forest has adopted and approved Ordinance 465 that would limit non-stationary structures becoming “single family dwellings” within the city limits.
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 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.
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.
Human development and family science major Victoria Vivians of Forest will reign this week as 2017 Homecoming Queen at Mississippi State University.
Pediatric flu shots are now available at all Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) county clinics. Seasonal flu vaccination is recommended for anyone age six months and older.
Veterans Day programs, presentations and ceremonies are planned throughout the area as people come together to give thanks and give back to those who have put boot to ground for our country.
In a neutral playoff game, the Lake Hornets were overcome by the Calhoun City Wildcats, who boasted a record of 9-2. This was a first-round playoff game for both teams, which means that with this win the Wildcats will progress to round two and Lake’s phenomenal season comes to an end.
Governor Phil Bryant certainly took his sweet time deciding whether or not there should be a state takeover of F-rated Jackson Public Schools. That is sure not the same approach he took back in 2014 when he pounced on the takeover of our then B-rated Scott County School District.
Wonder what the difference is?
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.
The incessant rant by those in the mainstream media calling into question President Donald J. Trump’s mental state strongly suggests that it is they and not the president who need to see a shrink!
Forest School District Teachers of the year awards from left are Lindsay White Middle School English teacher, Robin Sistruck was also recognized for being district teacher of the year for the elementary school, and Katherine Grisham who received the award for the High School
A new Dollar General is going up in the Branch Community located north of Morton.