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The Newton Chamber of Commerce held its inaugural Christmas Tree Lighting Tuesday in downtown Newton. Here is a video of the presentation:
There is a new sheriff in Newton County.
Three Mississippi companies are competing to provide ambulance service to Newton County in the coming year after the Board of Supervisors opted to advertise for bids last month.
Newton County Academy will have two players in this year’s MAIS small-school all-star football game.

ECCC in ‘great position’ to attract quality candidates


East Central Community College officially opened its search for the ninth president of the junior college Sunday, and the board of trustees is hopeful that recent success will help them find a quality candidate.

Billy Stewart, the current president since February 2012, announced in November his retirement effective July 1, 2020.