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Decatur Women’s Progressive Club recently held the May meeting. Executive officers for 2020-2022 were installed by incoming MFWC State President Sherri Reid using Zoom and phone calls.
I talked with this young wife and mother recently and realized I needed to interview her for this column.
Union’s Andy Ogletree is set up to play in his first professional golf tournament.
Newton County received a shipment of cloth masks from the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency to distribute to the community. Under executive order 1483, signed Tuesday by Gov.
The New Women’s Residence Hall at East Central Community College in Decatur will now be known as Billy W.

PHOTO: Community partners support students


Donations of school supplies and uniforms were presented to Newton County Elementary School prior to the Flexible Learning Days by the local chapter of WoodmenLife from left:  NCES Nurse Patty Gibson, Linda Massey, Bill Goodwin, Margaret Mayes, Fannie Merle Clark, WoodmenLife Representative Felicia Blackburn, and NCES Assistant Jessica Loper. 

Glenda B. Comans


Graveside service for Mrs. Glenda Comans will be held Thursday, May 7th, 2020 at Antioch Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery at 2 p.m. Rev. John Sharp and Rev. Mark Vincent will be officiating.

Mrs. Comans, age 88, passed away on Tuesday, May 5th, 2020.

Legislature, auditor work to give accountability to the people


Your Senate returned from recess on Friday to take up concerns regarding federal COVID-19 emergency funding through the CARES Act.  Senate Bill 2772 was taken up by the House and was passed by a unanimous vote after an amendment was offered.  The bill was then returned to the Senate for concurrence which was approved by a near unanimous vote.