Today's Top Stories

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.

The Mississippi High School Activities Association has released brackets for boys and girls basketball

Here are the brackets for the MHSAA Girls 2A Basketball Playoffs:

Newton County law enforcement is investigating a fatal shooting in Little Rock this evening.

Both Newton County Academy basketball teams will advance to the Class AA South State tournament after finishing as the No. 3 seed in the District 3-AA Tournament last week.

The Newton Lady Tigers wrapped up an outstanding regular season as they finished with a 22-2 record and went undefeated in Division 4-2A play.

Newton’s Tre Hillie didn’t have the best senior year.

But an explosive junior season told college coaches all they needed to know.

Troubled bridge to be replaced


Newton County motorists may see constructions signs popping up as county crews work to repair worn and damaged bridges. On Tuesday, the Mississippi Transportation Commission met to distribute a $250 million bond package, the Emergency Road and Bridge Repair Act, which was passed by the Legislature during a special session in August.

Sen. Burton suffers stroke


Sen. Terry C. Burton has had a stroke and is undergoing medical care, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves’s office announced today.

Burton, who resigned his position as Senate Pro Tem earlier this month, has served in the Senate since 1992 as the representative for District 31, which includes Newton, Scott and Lauderdale counties.

Tigers sweep ‘Jackets


The Newton basketball teams picked up a pair of hard-fought Division 4-2A wins last week as they swept rival Union on Friday.

The Lady Tigers had little trouble with the Lady Yellowjackets as they took a 50-22 win while the Tigers needed some late free throws to take a 37-30 win over the Yellowjackets.