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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.

Shooting suspect dies


Less than two weeks after he was arrested in the shooting of Latrina Patrick, a Lawrence man has passed away. Newton County Sheriff Jackie Knight said Maurice Osborne Sr. died in the early morning hours on Monday, Sept.4 at Anderson's Medical Center in Meridian due to complications with his kidney.

Hickory Pick’N readies for grand opening this weekend


If there’s one thing that Eric Johannsen knows, it’s the flea market business, and it’s been something he’s shared with his wife, Tanya, and daughter, Shelby.

It’s truly become a family business for the Johannsens, so much so that they decided to open their own flea market, Hickory Pick’N, just off I-20 in Hickory.