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A home on Third Avenue in Newton was gutted by a fire this afternoon.
Firefighters from Newton, Decatur and Hickory responded to the blaze, which consumed the interior of a brick home that had a chimney.
There were no apparent injuries from the fire as of this afternoon. The cause is under investigation.
Newton police are looking for one of two suspects in connection with the robbery of the Junction Shell Station on Hwy. 15 on Wednesday night.
One of the suspects, Daison Martin, 26, was arrested and booked into the Newton County Jail on Thursday but one suspect is still at large.
The final phase of the Biewer Lumber Sawmill construction began last week, as contractors began work on the repavement and expansion of the roads in the Newton Industrial Park and the construction of a new rail spur.
The Union Board of Aldermen did dispose of a few items of routine business, but the majority of their January deliberations last week were conducted behind closed doors.
As the meeting opened, Mayor Wayne Welch requested that the Board go into executive session to discuss what he said was “possible litigation.”
After presiding over several key achievements for the Kemper-Newton Regional Library System during the past two years, system director Meredith Wickham has resigned from the post to take a similar position in northwest Mississippi.