The Newton Police Department will not seek charges related to a Facebook post about an alleged kidnapping attempt, Chief of Police Harvey Curry said Monday.
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Decatur Church of God recently completed another step to a journey that began a little more than eight years ago.
After holding services in a double-wide mobile home for the past eight years, the church opened its brand new sanctuary last month.
The Newton Board of Aldermen took steps in their pursuit of a buyer for the former Pioneer Community Hospital at their regular meeting Tuesday, Dec. 5.
Board Attorney Robert Logan informed the board that the property’s accumulating tax liens are making it less attractive to potential buyers.
Laird Hospital was one of 10 Mississippi rural hospitals recognized with quality awards before an audience of more than 180 healthcare professionals at the Mississippi Rural Health Association’s 22nd Annual Conference, recently held in Jackson.
The weather and state testing was the big winner last week on the high school basketball scene.
Most of Friday and Saturday’s games were cancelled because of snow and very few played early in the week because of state testing.
Here’s a roundup of games that were played last week.
According to Newton coach Ryan Smith, Zachary Johnson did exactly what he needed to do last week.
Johnson started for the North squad in the annual Bernard Blackell North-South All-Star football game, which was played at Gulfport High School.
The Southwest Mississippi Community College men’s and women’s basketball teams came to Decatur Monday, Dec. 4, and both left with their first losses of the season as the East Central Community College Warriors and Lady Warriors combined for the sweep.
The region 5-4A coaches recently voted on the end-of-the-season football awards and several Newton County players were recognized.
East Central Community College basketball coach Robert Thompson has always coached boys.
But when Crandal Porter stepped down as the girls coach, the college turned to Thompson to lead the girls team this season.
And so far, it’s working just fine for Thompson and both East Central teams.
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.