The No. 6 ranked Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers lived up to their lofty ranking by spoiling East Central Community College’s Homecoming with a 38-0 win over the Warriors in a non-division football game Oct.
Hundreds of mourners came out to pay their respects to former Newton County Appeal columnist and community fixture Sue Addy on Friday and Saturday. Addy passed away on Thursday after a two-and-a-half-year battle with cancer.
She was 72.
Rush Health Systems announced last week that it will be cutting its personnel by 4 percent.
Hospital officials declined to comment via phone last week, but it issued a prepared statement by Scott Vincent, Rush Health Systems human resources director.
Federal authorities are still investigating the shooting on Wednesday in Alexandria, Va., that injured five people, left the gunman dead and involved several others, including U.S. District 1 Representative and Union native Trent Kelly.
The Newton County branch of Weems Community Mental Health Center in Decatur will now be able to help more patients after the completion of a $980,000 expansion project.
The Newton Municipal School Board has hired Nola Bryant to lead the school district replacing current superintendent, Virginia Young, who is stepping down at the end of this month.
After more than two years at the helm and several big accomplishments, Union Public School District Superintendent Lundy Brantley is saying goodbye to the district and making the short trip north to Neshoba Central.
Mark Duncan has been appointed the new Eighth District Circuit Court Judge by Gov. Phil Bryant.
Duncan officially took office on June 2 and had a formal swearing in ceremony on Tuesday, June 6. He replaces Judge Vernon Cotton who retired on May 31.
Two Newton residents who have made many contributions to improving the aesthetics of the city were honored at Thursday’s 65th annual Newton Chamber of Commerce Banquet at the Historic Train Depot.
The Chamber named developer Steve Dixon as the 2017 Man of the Year and named interior decorator Janet Weems as its Woman of the Year.