The Federal Communications Commission authorized today over $7.1 million in support in for Decatur Holding Company, Inc., in Newton County, over the next decade for maintaining, improving, and expanding affordable broadband for 1,644 rural homes and businesses.
Newton Fire and Police are on scene at a fatal wreak on I-20 near mile marker 109 westbound. The right lane is closed at this time.
Fire Chief JC Collins said a sedan left the road and struck a parked 18-wheeler. The driver did not survive.
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.
Nearly half of all registered voters in Newton County headed to the polls on Tuesday during the primary elections.
On the Republican side, Tyler McCaughn defeated Hampton Gardner 3,974-1,079 in Newton County. Based on results from other counties, McCaughn will likely earn the nomination and advance to the General Election.
Longtime Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges and state championship-winning coach Leigh White is the new head softball coach at East Central Community College.
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.