Today's Top Stories

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.

The Mississippi High School Activities Association has released brackets for boys and girls basketball

Here are the brackets for the MHSAA Girls 2A Basketball Playoffs:

Newton County law enforcement is investigating a fatal shooting in Little Rock this evening.

Both Newton County Academy basketball teams will advance to the Class AA South State tournament after finishing as the No. 3 seed in the District 3-AA Tournament last week.

The Newton Lady Tigers wrapped up an outstanding regular season as they finished with a 22-2 record and went undefeated in Division 4-2A play.

Newton’s Tre Hillie didn’t have the best senior year.

But an explosive junior season told college coaches all they needed to know.

Reeves inks with Belhaven


Peyton Reeves blossomed on the basketball courts at Newton County this year.

Now the 6-foot-4 senior hopes the same thing will happen at Belhaven University in Jackson.

Reeves signed to play basketball with the Blazers last week.

For his coach and grandfather Steve Harber, it was a day he will never forget.

Water, fire, police departments get Board’s attention in April meeting


There wasn’t any mention of the Street Department in last week’s April meeting of the Union Board of Aldermen; but, every other department got its time at the table.

Mayor Wayne Welch told the Aldermen that Union was still studying what action it will take with regards to County Line Water Association.

Aldermen discuss alcohol


Newton’s Board of Aldermen are considering ways to increase tax revenue, and that included the possiblity of legalizing all alcohol sales.

Alderman Ray Payne said he was tired of seeing all of the tax money spent on alcohol by local residents going to other counties.