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On Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020, Newton County Elementary School will host the following events: • a Uniform Swap from 3:30-5:30 in the Cafeteria
East Central Community College art instructor Jeffrey Hodges has been named the college’s 2019 Humanities Instructor of the Year and will present “Forms and Narratives in Art,” a special program b
Newton High School hosted the district tournament this week. The finals were held on Friday night.
Sophomore Emilee Tadlock of Forest and biology instructor Curt Skipper of Decatur, who also serves as Chair of the Science Division, will represent East Central Community College in Decatur at the
The East Central Community College basketball teams got back in the win column with a sweep of the teams from Meridian Community College Thursday, Feb.

Ronald “Tater” Walters

Services for Mr. Ronald “Tater” Walters were held 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 at Pine Grove Baptist Church. Burial was in the Church Cemetery. Bro. Rusty Walton officiated.

Visitation was held 1:30-3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 at Pine Grove Baptist Church.

Carl Lee Hollingsworth

Carl Lee “Whip” Hollingsworth, 87, of Decatur, Mississippi, passed away Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at Anderson’s Regional Medical Center in Meridian, Mississippi. He was born Sunday, May 29, 1932 in Decatur.

CareMed to take over ambulance service at midnight


CareMed EMS, an Oxford-based ambulance provider, is set to take over Newton County’s ambulance service at midnight tonight.

Stan Alford, owner of CareMed, said his company would be working closely with Newton County Emergency Management throughout the day Friday to integrate CareMed’s information into the county’s dispatch software.