Keeping up with upgrades

By BRENT MAZE,

Keeping up with infrastructure maintenance and repairs seems to be one of the main issues that is affecting Newton County and the State of Mississippi.

The cost of maintenance needed has outpaced the growth in revenue over the years. Some taxes such as the state’s gas tax have been unchanged for more than 25 or 30 years.

City releases final ordinance

By BRENT MAZE,

A new ordinance regulating dogs and other animals for residents in the City of Newton will go into effect 30 days from today.

The ordinance in its entirety can be found on Page 5B of today’s Newton County Appeal. The regulations were adopted by outgoing Board of Aldermen that only included two of the current aldermen.

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