East Central Community College recognized 57 graduates of its High School Equivalency program last Tuesday in Vickers Auditorium on the Decatur Campus. Of the 57 graduates, 30 attended the commencement exercises, which featured live music from Louisville-based gospel group “Predestined” and a keynote address from Maj. Gen.
Hurricane Barry could not dampen the enthusiasm of Mississippi runners Saturday as the 8th annual Rez run, part of the Choctaw Indian Fair, got underway under threatening skies.
Race director John Ferguson said the run was a great success with over 200 runners turning out for the 10K, 5K and 1-mile fun run distances.
Newton residents have a new doctor in town to take care of all their dental and teeth cleaning needs. Nathan Harrison, whose father owns Newton Family Dental in Newton, graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry earlier this year and is excited to be joining his father’s practice.
Whether it’s starting a diet and exercise routine, sticking to a budget or moving to a new city, changes is never an easy thing. But it is sometimes necessary.
Newton Fire and Police departments are on the scene of a fuel leak on I-20 near mile marker 107.
An 18-wheeler is leaking fuel after something punctured it’s fuel tank.
The tractor-trailer is sitting on the shoulder of the interstate and is not causing traffic delays at this time.
One man is dead, and another was airlifted to Jackson after two shootings occurred at the same location in Neshoba County Wednesday.
Newton County resident Inez Warren Chesney celebrated her 106th birthday June 22.
The secret to living so long, she said, is faith.
“The key to have longevity is to have a strong faith in God and family,” she said. “If you have those two things you may celebrate your 106th birthday like me.”
The Town of Decatur may soon be shining a bit brighter as the Board of Aldermen considers swapping out some of the town’s fluorescent lights with energy-efficient LED lighting.
In a regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, Mayor David Marshall told the board Mississippi Power was offering the LED lighting at no upfront cost to the town.