Motorists will want to think twice before dumping their trash along county roads after the Newton County Board of Supervisors, in partnership with the Sheriff’s Department, are moving forward with plans to create a Solid Waste Officer position to help tackle the trash.
Before leaving for Christmas Break, students at Union Public School District take standardized assessment tests to measure the knowledge gleaned in the first half of the year.
On Monday, the district’s three principals brought the results of those tests to the Board of Trustees to update them on how the students were performing.
TAYLOR – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Rhobina Electric Inc.
With Division 6-2A play in full swing, both Newton basketball teams seem to be hitting their stride.
Both Newton teams won three games last week.
The Lady Tigers picked up a pair of division wins, beating Lake 41-26 and Union 40-24. They finished off the week with a 61-40 win over Northeast Jones on Saturday.
As we completed the second week of session, the Senate approved House Bill 1 to correct an $18.4 million shortfall in the teacher pay bill of 2019 so Mississippi educators will continue to receive the $1,500 annual boost.
A clerical error by the Department of Education caused an undercount of personnel and the deficit.
The Newton County Board of Supervisors held their recessed meeting on Jan. 16, 2020, at the Newton County Courthouse.
On the agenda for the meeting included:
• approval of mintues fromt he Jan. 6 meeting
• County Administrator
• Tax Assessor
• Executive Session on Personnel