After a week of relatively warm temperatures icy weather conditions returned to the Newton County area this week.
ESCO in Newton is positioning itself for the future.
Earlier this month, ESCO officials told the Newton Board of Aldermen of a $30 million expansion of its facility in the Newton Industrial Park.
Andy Rowzee, plant manager of ESCO, said the company’s construction is progressing.
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.
JACKSON - Mississippians planning to hit the road to spend time with family and friends this Thanksgiving will notice less travel delays due to construction. The Mississippi Department of Transportation will suspend all interstate and four-lane highway work in anticipation of increased holiday travel.
Last year, the Newton County Cougars finished just one game shy of making the state tournament in Jackson, losing to Florence in the second round.
Coach Steve Harber blames the loss on a lack of depth as three Cougars fouled out in that game. The veteran coach said he isn’t about to let that happen again.