At the request and advice of the Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC), Gov. Phil Bryant has lifted the statewide burn ban, effective immediately.
A Newton man has been transported to Anderson Hospital in Meridian after he was shot during an incident Thursday afternoon.
Police Chief Harvey Curry said a 23-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound in the arm from a handgun between 2:30 and 3 p.m. on Old Hickory Road.
A Newton County man has been charged with murder after a shooting incident Wednesday night in the Pine Bluff community that left one man dead.
Chief Deputy Kris Hollingsworth said deputies responded to the home of Kennard Nichols, 42, in the 3600 block of Pine Bluff Road Wednesday at 8:48 p.m.
Colby Ferguson, Union 46
Eli Finnegan, NCA 42
Carlois Walker, County 42
Brady McGee, Lake 38
Kenyon Clay, Union 36
Johnny Johnson, Lake 32
Colby Hollingsworth, NCA 30
Zywon Ledbetter, Lake 30
Hayden West, NCA 26
Today Auditor Shad White announced Special Agents from his office have arrested Newton County Supervisor Glenn Hollingsworth after he was indicted for fraudulently obtaining public funds by a grand jury assembled by District Attorney for the 8th District Steven S. Kilgore.
The USDA Farm Service Agency Newton County Office located in Decatur will be officially shuttered as of Oct. 1. Shuttering means there will be no regular office hours at the shuttered location. Active records for producers and farm programs will be transferred to the Lauderdale servicing office in Meridian.
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.
With 16 of 16 precincts reporting
Democratic Public Service Commissioner
Dorothy “Dot” Benford 176
De’Keither A. Stamps 315
Tate Reeves 1,664
Bill Waller Jr. 1,983
Republican Attorney General
Lynn Fitch 1,723
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.