The East Central Community College Small Business Development Center will offer a free seminar on “First Steps-The Process of Starting a Small Business” 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, in the Workforce Development Center, located at 52 9th St., on the ECCC campus in Decatur.
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Nearly half of all registered voters in Newton County headed to the polls on Tuesday during the primary elections.
On the Republican side, Tyler McCaughn defeated Hampton Gardner 3,974-1,079 in Newton County. Based on results from other counties, McCaughn will likely earn the nomination and advance to the General Election.
The Newton County Appeal has welcomed Union’s Heather Collins, who is joining the staff as a bookkeeper and graphic designer.
Collins said she was grateful for the opportunity and excited to get to work.
“This a great opportunity for me, and I’m excited to start working at the paper,” she said.
The City of Newton is looking at a nearly $3.3 million budget that, if approved, would give most city employees a one percent raise for the new budget year, which begins Oct. 1.
City Clerk Charlene Evans said the raise would increase the personnel salaries by about $19,100 from this year.
On Oct. 10, 1908, a mob of angry, white residents captured and killed three African American men near Good Hope Church Road, south of Hickory. Dee Dawkins, Frank Johnson and William Fielder were associates of Shep Jones, a black man accused of killing a wealthy white resident. Dawkins and Johnson were discovered along the road, shot to death.
Speaking at the historic Neshoba County Fair Pavilion on Founders Square today, Agriculture and Commerce Commissioner Andy Gipson announced ‘The Commissioner’s Wild Hog Challenge,’ a new initiative to help protect Mississippi’s agriculture from nuisance wild hogs.
JACKSON - Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson invites farmers markets and the public across the state to join in celebrating National Farmers Market Week. This annual event highlights over 8,000 farmers markets across the nation and their role in local economies.
The Newton County Academy Generals got the football season kicked off last week with fall practices.
The Generals started practicing Monday with five afternoon sessions last week.
Veteran coach Rob Roberts said the week went well.