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One bridge has reopened while another remains closed after Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant declared a state of emergency and ordered 87 bridges closed last week across the state.
Two of those bridges were in Newton County. The one on Liberty Church Road in Newton has reopened while the other on Buckley Road in Hickory remains closed.
Newton County Academy welcomed back Kemp Alderman to the lineup as the sophomore Ole Miss commit hammered three home runs to lead the Generals to three wins this past week.
NCA started off the week by beating Kemper Academy 11-0 on Monday and then took two games from the Meridian Home School Association, winning 12-0 and 18-3.
While Newton Police officers were searching for the person who shot into the Rush Medical Building last week, Police Capt. Johnny Martin conducted a traffic stop that netted a drug bust that took marijuana and crack cocaine off the streets.
Newton’s Board of Aldermen are considering ways to increase tax revenue, and that included the possiblity of legalizing all alcohol sales.
Alderman Ray Payne said he was tired of seeing all of the tax money spent on alcohol by local residents going to other counties.
The Newton Police Department arrested two people on unrelated felony charges last week.
One suspect was Charles Carstapnar, 31, of Ora Street, who was charged with lustful touching. His bond was not available as of press time on Tuesday.
UPDATED: A quote made by School Superintedent Nola Bryant was corrected.
The Newton Municipal School Board voiced concerns over a new organizational chart proposed by Newton Municipal School Superintendent Nola Bryant that would eliminate the job title of assistant superintendent.