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Scotland-based mining equipment manufacturer The Weir Group is investing an additional $15 million in its Newton manufacturing facility as part of a total $50-million plan supporting an...

Union Middle School students may see a few new faces in the halls come September after the Board of Trustees approved hiring two new staff members last Monday.

The Newton Board of Aldermen has allowed Newton County 911 to roll the Newton Police Department’s 601-683-2041 number to dispatch when the city switches its dispatching to the county April 1.

The Lake Lady Hornets had a rough week on the diamond as they lost three of four games.

The Newton County tennis team split a pair of matches this week, falling 6-1 to private-school power Jackson Prep.

Newton County Academy split a pair of games with Central Hinds last week in their only action of the week.

Victim’s Assistance Coordinator: Cyndi Robinson Cook helps victims of crimes by giving them the tools they need to become survivors


Cyndi Robinson Cook slides into her office in Newton Police Station. It’s a tiny room wedged between the courtroom and investigator’s offices, made even smaller by the desk and large file cabinets that take up much of the precious space.