Two people were arrested this week on drug charges in Jackson County.Jackson County Sheriff Mike Carothers says that at 1:30 a.m., Sunday Deputy Mark Holt was on routine patrol in the area of County Road 1300 East and County Road 50 North when he came upon a car stopped on the road. As the deputy was speaking with the driver, 19-year-old Sa ra Skaggs, of Freetown, he noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the car.Holt then noticed a person was hiding in the back seat under clothing.That person was 37-year-old Harold Douglas, of Seymour. Douglas was wanted on warrants out of Jackson County for resisting law enforcement and possession of paraphernalia.After placing Skaggs and Douglas in handcuffs for safety reasons, the deputy searched the car and found 10 grams of methamphetamine, digital scales and other items commonly used in the dealing of the drug.Skaggs and Douglas were both arrested and booked in the Jackson County Jail.They both face preliminary charges of dealing in meth, possession of paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.Skaggs is also facing a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Douglas is facing an additional charge of false informing.
Mandarin Oriental Group achieves top ratings in the 2016 Forbes AwardsMandarin Oriental Hotel Group attained the highest rankings for many of its hotels, restaurants and spas in the 58th annual ‘Oscars’ of the hotel industry: the Forbes Travel Guide Five & Four Star Awards. A record of 18 hotels have been awarded, with three new additions to the Five Star category this year:Mandarin Oriental, Milan, the Group’s newest hotel, was the only property in the city to be honoured with the Five Star accolade. Also awarded were Mandarin Oriental, Paris and Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou.Of particular note, the Group’s flagship property Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, once again achieved a record of ‘five’ Five Star ratings across all three categories for the hotel, spa and three of its restaurants, the Michelin-starred Pierre, Mandarin Grill + Bar and the Krug Room. It is the only hotel in the world to receive this honour.The Group’s second Hong Kong property, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental was again awarded Five Stars for its hotel, spa and two Michelin-starred restaurant Amber as was Mandarin Oriental, Macau. They both join Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas and Mandarin Oriental, Miami, as five of only fourteen hotels worldwide to hold this prestigious honour, the most of any other hotel group. In addition the Group’s hotels are the only ones in Miami and Las Vegas to be so awarded.Eleven of the Group’s hotels achieved Five Star distinction in both the hotel and spa categories; Mandarin Oriental, Boston, Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, Mandarin Oriental, Miami, Mandarin Oriental, New York,Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong,Mandarin Oriental, Macau, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore, Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai and Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo. Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C. achieved Four Star status for both the hotel and spa.Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta, Mandarin Oriental, Geneva, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London and Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C. achieved Four Star hotel status.In addition, out of 47 Forbes Five Star Spas, twelve are Spas at Mandarin Oriental, more than any other hotel company. The list includes the Spas at Mandarin Oriental located in Boston, Las Vegas, Miami and New York together with London, Bangkok, both hotels in Hong Kong, Macau, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo. There were three new additions to the Forbes Four Star Spa category at Mandarin Oriental hotels in Guangzhou, Milan and Paris.In continued recognition of the Group’s commitment to dining excellence, Twist by Pierre Gagnaire at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, Azul at Mandarin Oriental, Miami, Pierre, The Krug Room and Mandarin Grill at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, Amber at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental and Vida Rica at Mandarin Oriental, Macau achieved the Five Star award. Man Wah at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong and Asiate at Mandarin Oriental, New York were both awarded a Four Star mark of excellence. Mandarin Oriental Hotel GroupSource = Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group