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Don Vares asked the Newton Board of Aldermen for some relief with incidents of gunfire and speeding near his home.
On May 25, Vares said he called 911 multiple times to report gunfire in the area and cars that were speeding down the road. One of the vehicles speeding came down the road without its headlights on.
A church just east of Chunky is getting a new home.
Builders for Christ, an independent Christian organization based in Lauderdale County, spent nearly nine days over the past two weeks completely framing a new church building for the New Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church.
The City of Newton has received a $208,800 grant to rehabilitate 300 square yards of the existing apron pavement and remove tree obstructions.
The funding is administered through the Federal Aviation Administration. Newton is one of 12 Mississippi local airports to receive funding.
While Central Mississippi Residential Center has undergone a number of changes in the last two years, officials said they continue to be a vital member of Newton County by providing help to those needing mental health services and educating the public on mental health awareness.
“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.”
Who knew that Solomon was talking about pop culture in the year 2019 when he penned that scripture in Ecclesiastes.