Readying for service

By BRENT MAZE,

The Union Fire Department’s new city fire truck arrived late last week, and fire department workers are getting it ready for service.

Fire department workers began last week equipping the truck using gear from the older truck it is replacing and placing it on the new fire truck.





City eyes raise for workers

By BRENT MAZE,

The City of Newton is looking at a nearly $3.3 million budget that, if approved, would give most city employees a one percent raise for the new budget year, which begins Oct. 1.

City Clerk Charlene Evans said the raise would increase the personnel salaries by about $19,100 from this year.




Getting ready for school: Organizations team up to help provide basics for students

By BRENT MAZE,

Families of local students got a big boost on Saturday, as they received back-to-school basic supplies to help them get off to a good start.

The event was sponsored mainly by the Southern Foundation based in Starkville to provide backpacks of school supplies so that families can be prepared for the school year.



NMSD passes balanced budget

By BRENT MAZE,

The Newton Municipal School District will be living off a balanced budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

At a special called meeting, the Newton Municipal School Board passed a “cautious” and “conservative” $10,385,838.72 million budget to prevent the district from having to dip into its fund balance.




NCA falls in opener

By BRENT MAZE,

The Newton County Academy Lady Generals got their fast-pitch softball season kicked off last week.

The Lady Generals traveled to Winston Academy and were shut out 8-0 as the Lady Patriots got a 16-strikeout, no-hit effort.


Man charged in July 4 incident

By BRENT MAZE,

The Newton Police Department has arrested a man in connection with a shooting incident near the intersection South Main Street and First Street on July 4.

JaFabeon Jamal McBride was arrested July 19 and charged with aggravated assault. He is being held in the Newton County Jail awaiting a bond hearing.


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