Former Northwest Mississippi Community College and Ole Miss basketball standout and current Holmes Community College women’s assistant coach LaTaryl Williams is the new head women’s basketball coach at East Central Community College in Decatur.
A Facebook post on the story "LOCAL CAR THEFT SUSPECTS NABBED IN KOSCIUSKO" incorrectly linked a photo of local resident Gary Brown. Mr. Brown was not charged with this crime and is not connected with this incident. The Appeal regrets the error and is happy to set the record straight.
Lake Middle School was placed on lockdown on Friday morning after a student was found with a firearm on campus.
After a week of relatively warm temperatures icy weather conditions returned to the Newton County area this week.
A home on Third Avenue in Newton was gutted by a fire this afternoon.
Firefighters from Newton, Decatur and Hickory responded to the blaze, which consumed the interior of a brick home that had a chimney.
There were no apparent injuries from the fire as of this afternoon. The cause is under investigation.