News


Margaret Pace

Margaret Ann Beach Pace, 79, passed away on April 2, 2018.

Margaret was born May 11, 1938, in Montgomery, Ala.,to Fred and Irella Beach. Margaret married Tommy Pace of Newton on Dec. 16, 1958.


Margaret Pace

Margaret Ann Beach Pace, 79, passed away on April 2, 2018.

Margaret was born May 11, 1938, in Montgomery, Ala., to Fred and Irella Beach. Margaret married Tommy Pace of Newton on Dec. 16, 1958.





Reeves inks with Belhaven

By ROBBIE ROBERTSON,

Peyton Reeves blossomed on the basketball courts at Newton County this year.

Now the 6-foot-4 senior hopes the same thing will happen at Belhaven University in Jackson.

Reeves signed to play basketball with the Blazers last week.

For his coach and grandfather Steve Harber, it was a day he will never forget.




Pages











Pages









U.S. Senate confirms Hurst

By BRENT MAZE,

Mike Hurst is heading back to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, but this time, he will be leading the district’s office.

After President Donald Trump made the appointment this summer, the Newton County native was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate last week. He was sworn in officially on Tuesday.



Pages


Fire engulfs Newton home

By BRENT MAZE,

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.







Taylor, Everett take top honors in ECCC homecoming court

Members of the 2017 Homecoming Court at East Central Community College in Decatur included (front row, from left) freshman maids Sabrina Boyd of Meridian and Vanity Payne of Philadelphia; sophomore maids Makaeya Brock of Decatur and Taylor Hardy of Starkville; queen Autumn Taylor of Newton; sophomore maid Hayden Hudspeth of Louisville; maid of




Pages