Newton County Sheriff’s Department has a suspect in custody after a fatal shooting Friday night in Little Rock claimed the life of one teen and injured another.
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Students at Union Middle School have been evacuated after a small fire in the computer lab ignited shortly after 10 a.m. this morning.
Union Fire Chief Dale Yates said one of the computers heated up and ignited the paper blinds covering the computer lab windows. The fire, he said, was small and quickly contained.
The Town of Decatur is under a boil water notice until further notice after a water line was cut Thursday morning.
Water was restored to the town this morning, but the town will be under a precautionary boil water notice.
Decatur Mayor David Marshall, center, signed The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Proclamation presented by GFWC-MFWC members, left to right, Theresa Buntyn-Co President, Pam Newell, Dianne Smith, and Carolyn Huey-Co President. Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 has been proclaimed National Wear Red Day.
After delaying the Superintendent Evaluation for Nola Bryant in its January 14 meeting, Newton Municipal School District’s Board of Trustees presented a completed evaluation in a special called meeting this evening.
First-year coach John Alan Darnell has the Union Yellowjackets in position to challenge for the Division 4-2A regular-season title.
The Yellowjackets won two more division games this past week, beating Lake 56-42 and Scott Central 63-58.
Newton County Academy swept a pair of games from rival Sylva Bay last week and then split a pair of games with Prentiss Christian.
The NCA boys won both of their games last week as they beat Sylva Bay 47-30 and then hammered Prentiss 70-7 on Friday.
The federal government shutdown is causing the Newton Municipal School District to look at options for extending its school lunch funding.
Pam Cox, NMSD food service coordinator, said the district currently has enough money to get through the end of March if the federal government doesn’t reimburse any of the district’s expenses.