Today's Top Stories
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.
Newton County native and East Central Community College alumnus Randy Cleveland of Fort Worth, Texas, retired Vice President Americas of ExxonMobil Corporation, will be recognized as the college’s Alumnus of the Year during Homecoming activities scheduled Thursday, Oct. 17, on the Decatur campus.
Officials from ESCO in Newton opened their doors October 2 to show off some of the improvements and upgrades the company has made in its manufacturing facility.
This is one of the first times the manufacturer opened its doors to the public since Weir Group based out of Scotland acquired ESCO last year.
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.
Newton’s City Hall will finally be getting a new roof, a project at least three years in the making.
The Newton Board of Aldermen approved a $506,250 bid from D&H Construction, Inc. with a $7,500 addendum to replace the roof on city hall.
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)