Over the last few weeks, we appreciate your support by reading our newspaper, whether it’s the print version or our website www.newtoncountyappeal.com. We are doing our best to keep everyone up to date about what is going on during this stressful time.
Whatever economic toll Mississippi and the United States suffer from shutting down businesses to prevent spread of the coronavirus, Iran’s example shows that it’s better than the alternative of letting the disease ride roughshod over an untreated population.
While the public waits for the number of coronavirus cases to peak and eventually start decreasing, it is clear that many of us will have more time on their hands than usual. Here’s a gentle suggestion to fill a bit of that empty space.
This weekend and next weekend, our community calendar was supposed to be filled with numerous events.
However, a COVID-19 virus has caused many events nationwide to cancel, from the NBA, Major League Baseball and March Madness for the NCAA, along with all remaining championships on the calendar for the school year.
On Thursday, East Central Community College officially opened Warrior Hall, a more than 12,000 square-foot facility on the Decatur campus that will house football’s offices, locker room, offices and meeting rooms.
A couple of years ago, after lawmakers and others in Mississippi government were shamed by the revelation of how much campaign money they were using to pay for clothes, cars, apartments and other personal perks, the Legislature tightened up on how the donations could be used.
Home-grown C Spire, one of the last big locally owned cellular phone companies in the country, has been a great corporate citizen for Mississippi. From their roots in southwest Mississippi, Jimmy and Wade Creekmore have built the company into a tech powerhouse. Hu Meena and other family members are carrying on the next generation.