It seems like just a few days ago I was at Newton County Elementary School taking photos young students cheering on their graduating seniors. Now, they tell me summer is over, and the kids are already heading back to start a new school year.
Descendants of Dee Dawkins, Frank Johnson and William Fielder, three African-American men lynched by a mob of angry white residents in Newton County, Mississippi, Oct. 10, 1908, remembered and honored their ancestors in a soil collection ceremony at the site of the murders Saturday, August 3.
A Carthage resident is behind bars facing charges of statutory rape.
Newton County Jail arrest reports show Troy A. Klein, 21, was arrested Monday, July 22 by Union Police Department. He is charged with three counts of statutory rape.
Psychologist, doctors and social workers gathered at East Central Planning and Development District’s Newton location Wednesday as the area Agency on Aging held a public hearing to share its progress and get input on programs for the upcoming year.