Today's Top Stories

Sen. Roger Wicker stopped in Decatur on Saturday to participate in the Newton County Veterans Day ceremony at the Newton County Courthouse.

Last week Newton native Melvin “Mel” Payne, the founder and CEO of one of largest funeral home corporations in the U.S., returned to his hometown to film segments for a special video for his upcoming 75th birthday celebration.

Fans of historical fiction, especially those with Newton County ties, will probably want to seek out Union native Johnnie Neil Smith’s new novel Beyond His Mercy,” co-written by his wife, Susan.

Those riding on Hwy. 489 through Conehatta have wondered what’s been going on at Conehatta Baptist Church.

Earlier this year, the 176-year-old congregation decided to tear down their 100-year-old sanctuary.

It was a clean sweep for Newton last week as they took two games from Class 4A Quitman in their only action last week.

Newton County is officially looking for a new football coach.

After four years of leading the Cougars, head coach Gene Mitchell stepped down after the season due to health reasons.

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