Bad break for hospital

Newton County caught a terrible break in late December. We were hopeful that when Lackey Memorial Hospital purchased some of the businesses of Pioneer Health Services that it might include the former Pioneer Community Hospital of Newton.

Giving a big thank you

We dodged a huge bullet with the snowstorm on Friday. Newton County received at least four inches of snow with pockets of heavier amounts. However, we were spared from having widespread power outages and impassable roadways.

Lack of fees hurts 911

The Newton County 911 office is at a major disadvantage compared to neighboring counties.

At Monday’s Newton County Board of Supervisors meeting, new Emergency Management/911 director Bryan Taylor addressed the current state of the county’s 911 office. Currently,  Newton County is on the cusp of a major upgrade of its 911 system.

Job well done Union band

This past weekend, the Union High School marching band took second place in the Mississippi High School Activities Association state band contest in Clinton.

Union only finished less than a half a point out of first place and won first place in subcategories percussion and visual performance.