Today's Top Stories

Last week, the Newton County Academy Generals scored on a long run to take an early lead on Leake Academy before eventually losing 42-13.

Homecoming didn’t go as planned for Newton at Morgan Field Friday night.

Magee dominated the Tigers from the opening kickoff and ran away with a 50-7 win on homecoming night.

In an offensive game with 79 combined points, it was two plays — one on defense and another on special teams — that won the game for Union.

Newton residents were given a special opportunity Wednesday to meet with Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves as he made a visit to town with Sen. Terry Burton.

Hundreds of people enjoyed a fun day in the sun at the first Hickory Pick’N Day Saturday in Hickory.

Newton firefighters and EMTs are working hard to keep their community safe, and Tuesday they added AirCare, an emergency medical helicopter service that can be used to get patients to the hospital faster.

Two more sentenced


Several defendants were sentenced in the final session of the year for the Newton County Eighth Circuit Court this month.

Jeremie Brandon Davis, 36, of Marion, was sentenced to complete drug court and a $2,000 fine after pleading guilty to possession of methamphetamine and marijuana.