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Next fall, middle schoolers in Newton County will have a new avenue to plan the rest of their academic careers and beyond thanks to a national grant to the Kemper Newton Regional Library System.
Choctaw tribal voters voted more than 2 to 1 on Thursday, Nov. 16, against the proposed Red Water Casino expansion project.
Of the final vote total, 1,506 voted against compared to 710 for the project. Of the 5,492 total registered tribal voters, 40.6 percent voted in Thursday’s election, meeting the 40 percent requirement.
Last week Newton native Melvin “Mel” Payne, the founder and CEO of one of largest funeral home corporations in the U.S., returned to his hometown to film segments for a special video for his upcoming 75th birthday celebration.
The Town of Decatur drew one step closer to adding sidewalks on Hwy. 15 after the Board of Aldermen approved a resolution supporting a potential Mississippi Department of Transportation project at their Nov. 7 meeting.