Today's Top Stories

The Decatur Volunteer Fire Department may soon have its pumper truck back in action after the Board of Aldermen voted Monday to cover the cost of repairs on the county owned truck.
Newton County residents kicked off the Christmas season last week with a series of parades and holiday events spread throughout the county.
The Newton Lady Tigers took a huge step last week with a comeback for the ages.
The Union Lady Yellowjackets won three straight games to claim the Sebastopol Tournament title last week.




WhistleStop Marketplace returns, Newton Chamber to host drawings

By BRENT MAZE,

The Newton Chamber of Commerce is hosting its seventh annual Whistlestop Marketplace on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Former chamber executive directors Leigh Anne Whittle and Angie Burks started the event eight years ago to give Newton County residents a local option for Christmas arts and crafts shopping.







Decatur, Hickory to host Christmas parades this weekend

By DEMETRIUS THOMPSON,

The Christmas festivities will kick off on Friday in the county seat as the Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce and the GFWC-MFWC Decatur Woman’s Progressive Club will host the annual Decatur Christmas Parade at 6 p.m.

A “Decatur Dollars” drawing will be held at 5:30 p.m. ECCC’s Warrior Wonderland will follow the parade.




Four Newton County teenagers arrested in shooting, high-speed chase

By DEMETRIUS THOMPSON,

Four Newton County teenagers are being held at the Lauderdale County Jail after being arrested after shooting at a Lauderdale County sheriff’s deputy and leading authorities on a high speed chase on Monday afternoon.

While no one was injured, shots were reportedly fired at a Lauderdale County deputy’s patrol car during the pursuit.



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