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The 2019 Distinguished Young Woman of Newton County program was held Saturday night at ECCC's Huff Auditorium.  Jasmin Brooks was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Newton County for 2019.

Union Middle School and Union Elementary School students got the opportunity to create their own personal books this spring as they were unveiled at a publishing party in the school cafeteria on Monday morning...

OXFORD — University of Mississippi faculty, staff and students gave visiting Grisham fellows from Newton High School a taste of academic opportunities and community service during a visit to campus this week.

The Decatur Board of Aldermen got a look at a model of what could be the town’s next fire truck at a special meeting on Thursday.

After a dismal showing in the semifinals of the Division 5-4A Tournament on Thursday, the Newton County Lady Cougars rebounded on Friday with a win to finish as the No. 3 seed in the tournament with a 58-39 over Quitman.

Even when his Newton Tigers trailed by double digits in the fourth period, Newton boys basketball coach Darin Gray never doubted his team.

Newton County’s jobless rate hits 20-year low for October

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

Newton County’s unemployment rate hit a 20-year low for the month of October at 4.7 percent. The last time the county’s jobless rate had been that low for the month of October was in 1997 when it was 4.0 percent.

Newton County was tied with Montgomery, Tunica and Webster counties for the 34th lowest jobless rate in the state.

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