Today's Top Stories
Jackie Knight woke Monday morning without needing to go to work for the first time in his life.
While he had officially given up his position as sheriff of Newton County the day before, the gravity of the decision began to sink in on Monday.
There is a new sheriff in Newton County.
Joedy Pennington, former Decatur Chief of Police and longtime law enforcement officer, was sworn in last week as top law enforcement officer in Newton County. He officially took office on Sunday following the retirement of 24-year sheriff Jackie Knight, who stepped down a month early.
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.
Ridgeland, Miss.–– Newton County School District Board Member Glenda Barrett has received the Mississippi School Boards Association’s (MSBA) coveted Board Member of the Year Award for 2019, in recognition of her distinguished leadership as a school board member.