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We wish a happy birthday to everyone born on the last week of July.
Prayers are extended to everyone in our area and beyond.
End-of-Summer Cleanup – Tips for getting things ready for storage
Before you get caught up in all the back-to-school activities, spend some time this summer retuning items to their best possible state before you store them away. This will prove to be a time saver when you want to use them again next spring.
The Newton County Appeal has been missing something for a good while now — a column with news from Decatur. As a retired school teacher, having taught my last nine years at Newton County High School, this Decatur resident has finally given in to the idea that I could try to fill that void, at least for a while.
“Welcome to The Little Town with a Big Heart”
Don’t forget to smile: A little girl walked to and from school daily. Though the weather that morning was questionable and clouds were forming, she made her daily trek to the elementary school. As the afternoon progressed, the winds whipped up, along with thunder and lightning.
One of the more unusual creatures to find its way into our lives is the lawn shrimp. These wee beasties, known as house hoppers in Australia, aren’t insects. They’re crustaceans called amphipods.
The vast majority of the members of this group are marine or fresh water dwellers; but there are a few that are terrestrial.
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.
If ever I needed reminding that I am not a young man anymore, I got it this week. My stepfather and I managed to get his truck stuck in the mud while trying to hook up to my boat.