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After presiding over several key achievements for the Kemper-Newton Regional Library System during the past two years, system director Meredith Wickham has resigned from the post to take a similar position in northwest Mississippi.
For the past eight years, administrative assistant Delora Davis has been the first face that greeted visitors when they stepped into the Newton County Emergency Management office at the county courthouse.
Newton County suffered its first vehicular fatality of 2018 on Tuesday evening.
Darryl Henderson, 54, of Union, was killed in a head on collision at around 5:17 p.m. at the I-20 exit on Hwy. 80 near the Marathon gas station.
The Newton County Board of Supervisors voted to keep the county’s 911 dispatch operation inside the county at their first meeting of 2018 on Tuesday, Jan. 2.
The Union Police Department is searching for a man who is a suspect in numerous felonies, including motor vehicle theft, forgery and credit card fraud. Warrants for the arrest of Jarrod Stuart, a white male, are on file at the UPD.
Newton County residents welcomed the New Year in the midst of frigid temperatures on Sunday night.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for the area until 9 a.m. Tuesday morning and a hard freeze warning until noon, Wednesday, Jan. 3.