Newton La-Z-Boy will relocate its Leather Cutting and Sewing division to Mexico by the end of the year, Daniel Simoneau, general manager for La-Z-Boy’s Newton operations, said Monday. The move will impact 105 employees at the companies Newton location.
On Oct. 10, 1908, a mob of angry, white residents captured and killed three African American men near Good Hope Church Road, south of Hickory. Dee Dawkins, Frank Johnson and William Fielder were associates of Shep Jones, a black man accused of killing a wealthy white resident. Dawkins and Johnson were discovered along the road, shot to death.
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.