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Several hundred high school and college students from Newton and Scott counties gathered at East Central Community College’s Bailey Stadium to celebrate the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ Field
A Newton man has been transported to Anderson Hospital in Meridian after he was shot during an incident Thursday afternoon.
The Newton County Lady Cougars set up a match of slow-pitch juggernauts with a pair of sweeps this past week.
With a rugged three-game stretch coming, the Union Yellowjackets needed an easy game. They got it against Stringer on Thursday night.

Turkey Creek re-opens lake


Turkey Creek Water Park is back up and running after a bout with blue algae caused park staff to temporarily shut down the lake as a precautionary measure.

Park Manager Pam Engle said she took a sample of the lake water to Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality last Monday to confirm the lake was clear.

Murder suspect in custody


A Newton County man has been charged with murder after a shooting incident Wednesday night in the Pine Bluff community that left one man dead.

Chief Deputy Kris Hollingsworth said deputies responded to the home of Kennard Nichols, 42, in the 3600 block of Pine Bluff Road Wednesday at 8:48 p.m.

Arrests for Sept. 27- Oct. 6

The following arrests were reported for September 27-October 6 in Newton County. This report was compiled from the daily blotter at the Newton County Jail.

Newton County Sherriff’s Department

•Adam Creighton, 33, arrested 9/27/19, domestic violence (simple)



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