Last week, Newton County softball coach Justin Chaney received another honor to his trophy case. This time, he was named National Softball Coach of the Year by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association.
The debate over abortion has been making plenty of news. State legislatures opposed to it, including Alabama’s and Mississippi’s, have passed restrictive laws in search of a court case to overturn the Roe v. Wade ruling.
On Monday, Newton County Emergency Management Director Brian Taylor informed the Newton County Board of Supervisors that Chunky River Dam No. 8, located several miles north of Little Rock on Parkers Branch of the Chunky River is nearing failure.
Newton County Elementary School had reason to celebrate last week when the third grade reading assessment scores were released.
The school placed second in the entire state with a passing percentage of 92.5. What makes this feat even more impressive is that the standards got tougher.
Memorial Day weekend is usually thought of as just another holiday throughout the year. It’s a day off from work, especially for those who are in government offices.
It’s the official start to the summer travel season. It’s time to have some family get-togethers and enjoy some ribs or other barbecue-related foods.
Money may not be everything, but in politics it sure means a lot. And if money is used as a measuring stick in this year’s elections, it points to Tate Reeves winning the governor’s race and Delbert Hosemann succeeding Reeves as lieutenant governor.
Thursday was our most active severe weather day that we’ve had in many years. The National Weather Service’s tornado count statewide is approaching 30, including numerous within a 25-mile radius of Newton County. Our thoughts and prayers go out those who have been affected by the storm.