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Andy Ogletree will compete in the U.S. Amateur Semifinals, which will be broadcast live on national TV today.
Newton Fire and Police are on scene at a fatal wreak on I-20 near mile marker 109 westbound. The right lane is closed at this time.
WASHINGTON – The Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee today announced the award of a $59.1 million contract to procure Mississippi-produced Light Enforcement Helicopters for the U.
The Union Fire Department’s new city fire truck arrived late last week, and fire department workers are getting it ready for service.
Newton La-Z-Boy will relocate its Leather Cutting and Sewing division to Mexico by the end of the year, Daniel Simoneau, general manager for La-Z-Boy’s Newton operations, said Monday.

VIDEO: Soil Collection Project remembers Newton County lynching victims


Descendants of Dee Dawkins, Frank Johnson and William Fielder, three African-American men lynched by a mob of angry white residents in Newton County, Mississippi, Oct. 10, 1908, remembered and honored their ancestors in a soil collection ceremony at the site of the murders Saturday, August 3.

Getting ready for school: Organizations team up to help provide basics for students


Families of local students got a big boost on Saturday, as they received back-to-school basic supplies to help them get off to a good start.

The event was sponsored mainly by the Southern Foundation based in Starkville to provide backpacks of school supplies so that families can be prepared for the school year.

NMSD passes balanced budget


The Newton Municipal School District will be living off a balanced budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

At a special called meeting, the Newton Municipal School Board passed a “cautious” and “conservative” $10,385,838.72 million budget to prevent the district from having to dip into its fund balance.



Andy Ogletree will compete in the U.S. Amateur Semifinals, which will be broadcast live on... READ MORE


Celebration of Life services for Mr. Antonio Dortch, of Newton, MS, will be held 1 p.m. Saturday... READ MORE


Mrs. Ruth Beemon Williamson was honored with a party on the occasion of her 101st birthday.


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Mr. and Mrs. Glen Harrison of Little Rock and Mr. and Mrs.