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Newton residents, first responders and family members held an impromptu parade Saturday  in front of Beehive Homes of Newton to encourage residents of the care center to keep their spirits up unde
Mr. and Mrs.Yuvaraj Muthu graciously let me conduct my interview in their carport, as I suggested a place outdoors. I was in for a treat. Mr.
The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is transitioning from a direct distribution food system to a retail
Gov. Tate Reeves has decided to lift Newton County from the list of counties required to wear masks in public places.
East Central Community College’s Ali Grace Walker today was named the nation’s Most Improved JUCO Sophomore Women’s Tennis Player by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

Retrial nets conviction


Another suspect pleads guilty as accessory in exchange for testimony

A change of venue for the retrial of a man accused of conspiring to commit the 2017 St. Patrick’s Day murder of Newton’s Jamarcus Townsend resulted in a guilty verdict on Friday in Eighth District Circuit Court held in Philadelphia.

Dr. Richard Calvin Ethridge


Services for Dr. Richard Calvin Ethridge were held 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at Clarke-Venable Baptist Church with burial in the Decatur City Cemetery. The Rev. Mark Vincent was in charge of the service with Dr. Billy Williams in charge of the music.

Visitation was held 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at Clarke-Venable Baptist Church.