While Newton County supervisors are working to come up with funds to repair Decatur Volunteer Fire Department’s damaged pumper, they are facing many future repairs from the county’s aging fleet of fire trucks.
Newton County Sheriff Jackie Knight will step down Saturday after more than two decades leading the law enforcement agency.
In a letter sent to the Newton County Board of Supervisors, Knight said he was honored to have had the opportunity to serve his community for so long.
Newton County is applying for a $19,000 grant from Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality to hold an Amnesty Day in 2020.
The board received notice of the grant Thursday, which can be used for recycling, clean-up and other environmental projects.
I am grateful for…
Thanksgiving is almost here, which incidentally is why the paper is out a day early. And while the holidays are a special kind of hell for print schedules, Thanksgiving in particular is a time reflect on the many wonderful things with which we are blessed.
Fire trucks are expensive. An A-1 pumper truck in Mississippi runs about a quarter million, double that for a custom truck. While there are programs, grants and state aid to help counties and municipalities defray some of that cost, that is still a lot of money for rural counties to put up.
Students at Newton Elementary School last week were treated to shiny signs, posters and bright red cases that accompany the Scholastic Book Fair to schools across the country. Throughout the week, students and parents were given the opportunity to stop by the fair, browse the books and help the school district raise funds for the library.