Today's Top Stories

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.

Arrests for July 15-19

The following arrests were reported for July 15-July 19 in Newton County. This report was compiled from the daily blotter at the Newton County Jail.

Newton County Sherriff’s Department

Annie Kell, 28, arrested 7/16/19, possession of firearm, possession of stolen firearm

Man charged in July 4 incident


The Newton Police Department has arrested a man in connection with a shooting incident near the intersection South Main Street and First Street on July 4.

JaFabeon Jamal McBride was arrested July 19 and charged with aggravated assault. He is being held in the Newton County Jail awaiting a bond hearing.



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