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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.
Newton police are looking for one of two suspects in connection with the robbery of the Junction Shell Station on Hwy. 15 on Wednesday night.
One of the suspects, Daison Martin, 26, was arrested and booked into the Newton County Jail on Thursday but one suspect is still at large.
Newton County suffered its first vehicular fatality of 2018 on Tuesday evening.
Darryl Henderson, 54, of Union, was killed in a head on collision at around 5:17 p.m. at the I-20 exit on Hwy. 80 near the Marathon gas station.
The Newton County Board of Supervisors voted to keep the county’s 911 dispatch operation inside the county at their first meeting of 2018 on Tuesday, Jan. 2.
Newton County residents welcomed the New Year in the midst of frigid temperatures on Sunday night.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for the area until 9 a.m. Tuesday morning and a hard freeze warning until noon, Wednesday, Jan. 3.
The students and teachers of the Newton County School District were honored by the Mississippi Department of Education for its “A” rating on Friday afternoon, and the students got a surprise announcement.
Newton County residents woke up this morning to find everything nearly covered in white as the area received its first snow fall in several years on Friday morning.
After light rain fell throughout Thursday night and early Friday morning, the snow started and has not let up as of 10:30 a.m.