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Marshall Massey awarded Lackey Hospital Auxiliary nursing scholarship

By JAMES PHILLIPS,

The Lackey Hospital Auxiliary awards an annual $1,000 nursing scholarship to a local graduate that has demonstrated academic excellence and plans to further their education in the medical field. The auxiliary group selects the recipient from applications submitted by students from all local area high schools.


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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Happy Birthday:

July 18  David Watkins, Tonya Wilkerson Whittington, Anna Elizabeth Youngblood. Danny Thomas, Jr., Kendall Ashmore, Angela Alline Scales, Larie Kay, Nelson Kaye, David Goree, Eric Powell, Denise Coleman, Doris Credille


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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 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.


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.



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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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Ruby Doris Delcomyn

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Doris Delcomyn were conducted at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, January 5, 2018 from the Liberty Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Holmes officiating. Interment followed in the Liberty Cemetery under the direction of Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Forest.


District Champs

The  Morton Lady Panthers Softball won District Champs 8-0. The Lady Panthers beat Yazoo County April 17 to clinch title. The Lady Panthers faced Columbia High School in the first round of the playoffs. Game 1 was Tuesday at Columbia but results were not available at press time.


Arrest Report June 13

The following individuals were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center May 31 – June 6. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Howard L. Smith, 20, 119 Rose Street, Forest MS, Contempt of Court/Failure to pay fines/restitution




Roy L. Thomas

Roy L. Thomas, 79, of Darwin Ave., Glens Falls, New York, passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Glens Falls Hospital. 

Born July 26, 1938 in Forest, Mississippi, he was the son of the late Deroy and Julia (Hardy) Thomas.


Halloween in the Park

Morton residents dressed in all sorts of Halloween costumes enjoyed Halloween in the Park at  Farris Park Saturday. Pictured are a couple of spooky figures from the evening captured by photographer Billy Freeman.


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