Aldermen in the City of Newton is considering whether it will annex additional land into the city limits.
At a meeting on June 5, the Board of Aldermen looked at a map outlining the areas where the city limits could be expanded.
The Town of Decatur drew one step closer to adding sidewalks on Hwy. 15 after the Board of Aldermen approved a resolution supporting a potential Mississippi Department of Transportation project at their Nov. 7 meeting.
Newton County’s unemployment rate decrease from 5.4 percent in August to 4.9 percent in September according to data from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. It was the lowest September unemployment rate for the county since 2000, when it was also 4.9 percent.
It was a clean sweep for Newton last week as they took two games from Class 4A Quitman in their only action last week.
The Lady Tigers continued their strong early play as they beat the Lady Panthers 57-45 while the Tigers took a 52-46 win.
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.
Mitchell was diagnosed with cancer last year but coached through the season.
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ECCC Gospel Choir Concert Scheduled Nov. 15
The East Central Community College Gospel Choir will present its annual fall concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 in the Vickers Fine Arts Center on the Decatur campus.
Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.