UGF makes final push

By BRENT MAZE,

The United Givers Fund is making one final push for donations to help 26 local agencies this year.

Van Lucas, campaign drive chairman, said that while donations are running behind where they normally are in previous years, they are confident that they will be able to make a strong push in the final months of the 2017-2018 campaign.


VR comes to classrooms

By BRENT MAZE,

When it comes to virtual reality technology in Mississippi high schools, Newton Municipal School District is at the head of the class.

The Newton Board of Education recently accepted a $3,100 scholarship to install a virtual reality sensor classroom.









Fire engulfs Newton home

By BRENT MAZE,

A home on Third Avenue in Newton was gutted by a fire this afternoon.

Firefighters from Newton, Decatur and Hickory responded to the blaze, which consumed the interior of a brick home that had a chimney.

There were no apparent injuries from the fire as of this afternoon. The cause is under investigation.





Lessons learned from CFP

By BRENT MAZE,

Monday night, I didn’t get much sleep. I know many of you may have been right there with me watching the College Football Playoff Championship.

I would imagine some Alabama fans couldn’t go to sleep after the game ended after 11 p.m. Monday. I wasn’t and I couldn’t either.


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