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Newton County supervisors are moving forward with plans to issue a $5 million general obligation bond to repair roads throughout the county’s five beats.
JACKSON – Residents of Newton and Tate counties and surrounding communities can be tested for COVID-19 next week as the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Mississippi State Department of
NEWTON — La-Z-Boy has laid off nearly two-thirds of the workers at its downtown manufacturing plant after the company announced it was closing upholstery manufacturing facility Thursday.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Mississippi’s and the country’s economy is in a major downturn, which is why the country has begun reopening.
The Newton County Board of Supervisors awarded scholarships Monday to two Decatur students through the Mississippi Association of Supervisors County Employee Scholarship program.

Sports briefs


Rose, Alderman named to Class AA All-MAIS team

The Newton County Academy duo of Braxton Rose and Kemp Alderman were recently named to the 2017 Class AA All-MAIS team.

Rose was selected as a pitcher while Alderman was selected as a catcher.

Five EC teams receive academic honors


 The East Central Community College women’s tennis team was named the overall women’s Academic All-State Team in the 15-team Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges conference and was among five varsity sports teams at the college to earn National Junior College Athletic Association Academic Team of the Year honorable mention a