This past week I’ve been preparing to go on vacation, my first in 5 years. Well, that’s not exactly true. I took a “vacation” last year, but due to staffing issues at the office, it was more of me working from home for a few days. This, I hope, will be an actual vacation, unplugging for a bit and letting the world pass me by.
Newton County’s three public school districts all showed improvement on the 2019 State Accountability Report Cards released Tuesday by the Mississippi Department of Education.
Residents, vendors and passerby are invited to stop off in Hickory this weekend for a day of fun, food and festivities at the annual Hickory Day celebration.
The yearly festival celebrating all things Hickory is set to kick off Saturday, with opening ceremonies scheduled for 8 a.m. sharp.
East Central Community College started the Fall 2019 semester with 181 students less than the previous year, but president Billy Stewart said there is no cause for alarm.
“This is part of a national trend,” he said. “Colleges all across the country are seeing enrollment decline.”
Despite being a young student when Afroman’s hit song, “Then I Got High,” was released, plaguing school officials, who waged a losing battle to keep students from singing it, I’ll admit I am torn on the ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana in Mississippi.
Students at East Central Community College are getting an in depth look at the hardships and determination of local Civil Rights workers in the 1960s as two traveling exhibits are being featured this month at the Burton library.
Dust off those tuxedos and dig out that evening gown because Newton Theatre Company is putting on a night you won’t want to miss.
The theatre group will be hosting veteran actor and Broadway star Chuck Wagner at the Roxy Theater Saturday for Broadway and Beyond, a special concert to raise funds for future performances.
American Legion members from Hickory Post 173 and Decatur Post 89 served as a Patriot Guard Thursday as they honored a fellow veteran who was laid to rest at the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Newton.