Above: The 2019-2020 Newton County High School Pageant Winners were from left: Kaitlyn Jackson, beauty; Griffin Bailey, beau; Caitlin Kelly, beauty; Justin Davis, beau; Carlie Kitchings, Most Beautiful; Londen Oliphant, Most Handsome; Sydney Miller, beauty; Kirthy Yuvaraj, beau; Anna Lynne Pierce, beauty; and
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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.
On the legs of JD Martin, the toe of Robens Beauplan, and the back of a tenacious defense, the East Central Warriors ended 10 years of football frustration with a 23-18 win over the No. 15 ranked Copiah-Lincoln Wolves Thursday, Oct. 3, at H.L. Sloan Stadium in Wesson.
The Newton Board of Alderman passed a golf cart and slow moving vehicle Ordinance on June 18, 2019.The Ordinance allows citizens to operate golf carts and/or slow moving vehicles on public streets within the city limits. Golf carts and slow moving vehicles are defined as vehicles which do not exceed speeds of 20 mph.
A Newton County grand jury has indicted at least 16 more people during its September session.
All of the cases will be tried by Circuit Judge Mark Duncan.
Among the indictments was Jaquavious Townsend, who was charged with statutory rape. He is being held in the Newton County Jail on a $50,000 bond.