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who we are

Scott County Sports​

Hall of Fame, Inc .

The Scott County Sports Hall of Fame is incorporated with the Mississippi Secretary of State as a non-profit entity as of February 26, 2015, under the laws of the Mississippi Constitution.


Initial planned non-profit activity: Athletic foundation 

We would like to acknowledge and thank the following people and businesses for their support and services to the Hall of Fame:


Lee and Lee, P.A. - legal services

Tony Chance and Co. - tax services

City of Forest - use of Gaddis Park and supporting materials

Scott County Times - use of conference room and publicity


We would like to extend special thanks to the following people and groups for their participation and services for the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.

2017

Karen Robertson - design of souvenir program

Nelson Printing - printing of program

Wesley Ellis/Ellis Photography - souvenir posters

Mississippi Trophy - inductee plaques

Ann Cahoon - catering

Boy Scouts of America, Troop 63 - color guard, guest assistance

Billy Freeman - photography at event

Roosevelt State Park - venue

Lake High School Cheerleaders - hostess services

Lake High School Choir - national anthem

Richard Williams - speaker

Tom Cooper - sound

2016

Karen Robertson - design of souvenir program
Nelson Printing - printing of program
Wesley Ellis/Ellis Photography - souvenir posters
Mississippi Trophy - inductee plaques
Ann Cahoon - catering
Boy Scouts of America, Troop 63 - color guard, guest assistance
Billy Freeman - photography at event
Roosevelt State Park - venue
Forest High School Cheerleaders - hostess services
Valerie Carson - national anthem
Ken Karcher - speaker

Stagelite and Sound - sound

2015

Nelson Printing - printing of program
Mississippi Trophy - inductee plaques
Ann Cahoon - catering
Boy Scouts of America, Troop 63 - color guard, guest assistance
Billy Freeman - photography at event
Roosevelt State Park - venue
Natalie Duncan Emmons - national anthem
Sid Salter - speaker

Tom Cooper - sound

Whimsey's - signs

Our credentials

In August 2014, just a few weeks after a local Scott County (Mississippi) native was inducted into the state sports hall of fame, an effort was launched to establish a local program to honor athletic achievement across the county.
An organizing committee met at Kat’s Kave in Forest to establish the Scott County Sports Hall of Fame with the goal of inducting its first class in 2015.
The hall of fame for Scott County athletic interests was the idea of Frank Edmondson of Lake who had heard about the same kind of program in other areas of the state.
“When I heard about it being done in other places, I thought ‘why not Scott County?’ We have such a rich athletic tradition of achievement and this would be a great way to showcase that tradition,” Edmondson said.
A committee was eventually formed to make the Hall of Fame a reality.
In its first meeting, the committee elected officers and discussed eligibility rules and the induction ceremony.
“There are so many people that are worthy of induction throughout the modern history of our county. We will likely have a large initial class and pare it down after that for annual inductions,” Edmondson said at the time.
The committee used the eligibilty requirements from the state hall of fame as a guide, tweaking it for local needs.
“We acknowledge that even with detailed guidelines, there may be deserving individuals who do not fall within the existing eligibility guidelines,” Edmondson and the committee said. 
A person proposed in this situation could be considered in the nominating pool if all members of the selection committee are in attendance and  approve the exception.
Nominations are welcome year around but must be received by September 30 to be considered in the next year's class.

On April 25, the selection committee held its first induction class at the Livingston Center for Performing Arts at Roosevelt State Park in Morton, Miss. A class of 25 members were inducted before a near capacity crowd of spectators attending.

Our display of inductees is set up for viewing year-around for the Hall of Fame in the pavilion office at Gaddis Park in Forest.