Editor’s Note: The Newton County Appeal is taking an in depth look at the races during the 2019 Primary Election on Aug. 6.
Today's Top Stories
Last year, the Newton Tigers started the season on a 13-game losing streak.
This year, the Tigers are trying to start another streak in the other direction.
The Tigers won two more contests last week as they beat Morton 66-42 on Tuesday and then beat Class 5A West Point 62-52 on Saturday in Starkville.
The East Central Community College basketball teams went undefeated in the annual EC Classic held Nov. 20-21 in Brackeen-Wood Gym on the campus in Decatur.
ESCO in Newton is positioning itself for the future.
Earlier this month, ESCO officials told the Newton Board of Aldermen of a $30 million expansion of its facility in the Newton Industrial Park.
Andy Rowzee, plant manager of ESCO, said the company’s construction is progressing.
Next fall, middle schoolers in Newton County will have a new avenue to plan the rest of their academic careers and beyond thanks to a national grant to the Kemper Newton Regional Library System.
Choctaw tribal voters voted more than 2 to 1 on Thursday, Nov. 16, against the proposed Red Water Casino expansion project.
Of the final vote total, 1,506 voted against compared to 710 for the project. Of the 5,492 total registered tribal voters, 40.6 percent voted in Thursday’s election, meeting the 40 percent requirement.