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The Newton Chamber of Commerce held its inaugural Christmas Tree Lighting Tuesday in downtown Newton. Here is a video of the presentation:
There is a new sheriff in Newton County.
Three Mississippi companies are competing to provide ambulance service to Newton County in the coming year after the Board of Supervisors opted to advertise for bids last month.
Newton County Academy will have two players in this year’s MAIS small-school all-star football game.

Hundreds of families pay their respects to veterans


On a cool but sunny Saturday morning, hundreds of military families from across the state came to the Mississippi Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Newton for this years’ Wreath’s Across American program. The event was sponsored by Friends of Mississippi Veterans and its annual meeting was held in conjunction with the program.

Tigers edge Cougars


In a battle of two of the area’s better teams, it was 2A Newton that came away with the win over the 4A Cougars.

Newton’s Brandon Payne put in the go-ahead shot with 35 seconds remaining as Newton took an 55-52 win over homestanding Newton County on Friday night.