After presiding over several key achievements for the Kemper-Newton Regional Library System during the past two years, system director Meredith Wickham has resigned from the post to take a similar position in northwest Mississippi.
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For the past eight years, administrative assistant Delora Davis has been the first face that greeted visitors when they stepped into the Newton County Emergency Management office at the county courthouse.
MSU Extension Service is committed to providing researched based programs to the youth in Newton County. Young people in Newton City School had an opportunity to learn about local government through the KEYS to Community statewide program.
Newton County suffered its first vehicular fatality of 2018 on Tuesday evening.
Darryl Henderson, 54, of Union, was killed in a head on collision at around 5:17 p.m. at the I-20 exit on Hwy. 80 near the Marathon gas station.
By midway through the second quarter against rival Newton, Newton County coach Steve Harber decided he had seen enough.
By that point, Newton sharpshooter Brandon Payne had already drained five 3-pointers.
So Harber got out of his man-to-man defense and switched to a box-and-one defense.
Despite beating rival Newton County by seven points in their own gym, Newton girls coach Perry Fletcher knew his Lady Tigers were in for a fight against the Lady Cougars.
He was right.
Newton needed overtime as they took a 42-36 win over Newton County on Saturday night to sweep the season series from the Lady Tigers.
Ryan Joiner, whose teams have won three Mississippi High School Athletics Association state championships in the past four seasons, is the new head women’s soccer coach at East Central Community College in Decatur.