Today's Top Stories
Let’s give a quick pat on the back to our new Sheriff Joedy Pennington. He’s been on the job as interim sheriff for a month and was sworn in officially last week as newly elected sheriff, beginning his first term officially on Jan. 1.
Five inmates have died and three have escaped from Mississippi prisons in the past week, a tough week for Mississippi Department of Corrections following a tough few years.
In today’s edition, we are recognizing 30 of the best football players in our coverage area. These players are from Union, Newton, Newton County, Newton County Academy and Lake. Each of them made an impact on their season.
Newton County first responders rescued eight from flooded roads last week after heavy rain submerged more than a dozen county roads.
Emergency Management Director Brian Taylor said dispatchers answered three separate calls of trapped vehicles Thursday and Friday.
“We’ve had a couple vehicles in water,” he said.
Newton County’s new sheriff is wasting no time implementing new ideas to make residents safer. Sheriff Joedy Pennington told the Board of Supervisors Monday the county had seen round-the-clock patrols since he took office January 1, and that was here to stay.
OXFORD — Bettie Pierce often told her daughter Susan that when you are given a gift, you should return the kindness, and the spirit of the gift.
JACKSON – Merit Health Central has named its 2019 employee and managers of the year. Erica Smith, BSN, RN, CIC, infection control coordinator, was named Employee of the Year. Jan Cossitt, emergency medical services coordinator, was named Non-Clinical Manager of the Year.
Newton County Board of Supervisors is looking at a potential change to its Rural Fire Protection agreements that would transfer the title for fire trucks to the fire departments after the vehicle was paid off.