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.
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The bridge east of the intersection of Lawrence Hazel Road and Old Hwy. 80 will be closed at noon today, Jan. 22, according to District 4 Supervisor Charles Godwin.
"We apologize for the inconvenience this will cause," Godwin said. "However, this closure is necessary for the safety of the public."
A storm front moving across Mississippi tonight and Saturday threatens to bring severe weather to Newton County.
Brad Bryant, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Jackson, said a cold front will be advancing through the area overnight, with severe storms possible 8 a.m.- noon Saturday.
The Newton Municipal School Board didn’t divulge its evaluation of Superintendent Nola Bryant following a 30-minute executive session Thursday night.
The Newton Lady Tigers took an early lead in the Division 4-2A standings with a pair of wins last week, including a big win over Philadelphia on Friday night.
The Lady Tigers started the week with a 56-12 win over Lake and then beat Philadelphia 42-28 on Friday.
The Newton County Academy boys grabbed a much-needed win last week.
The Generals beat Canton 46-29 but lost 57-35 to Clinton Christian and Wayne 48-46.
The Lady Generals lost three contests, falling 47-31 to Clinton Christian, 41-23 to Canton and 44-35 to Wayne.
Several dog owners are missing their beloved pets after they have come up missing in recent days.
One pet owner in particular is Newton’s Steve Dixon. He said his two dogs went missing last week. He advertised their disappearance around the community, but he has yet to hear anything about them.
A wanted fugitive from the Newton Police Department was arrested by the United States Marshal Service around 6 a.m. Wednesday in Newton. Jermaine Pervis Word was wanted for kidnapping and aggravated domestic assault of his girlfriend last year.
Newton County welcomed Raymond Boutwell to the Justice Court bench Friday at a special called meeting of the Board of Supervisors. Boutwell, who has over 30 years of experience as an attorney, will serve out the rest of Judge Mark McDonald’s term, which ends Dec. 31.