JACKSON — Today, in accordance with House Bill 1547 enacted during the 2019 Regular Legislative Session, Mississippi’s Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson announced the planned framework and first meeting of the Mississippi Hemp Cultivation Task Force. Cultivation of industrial hemp was legalized under federal law in December
Firefighter Hayden C. Pace of the Newton Fire Department graduated April 11, 2019 from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Firefighter I-II course held at the Mississippi State Fire Academy in Jackson, MS.
Newton County residents brought their hazardous waste materials to the Newton County Show Barn Saturday as the county held Amnesty Day, a grant-funded initiative to give residents a chance to get rid of dangerous materials without paying a fee.
Newton County residents are invited to join the festivities at the first ever Decatur Heritage Festival Saturday on Tenth Street near the East Central Alternative School.
East Central Community College is gearing up for its summer with a variety of summer youth programs for local students.
In a Board of Trustees meeting last Tuesday, Teresa Mackey, vice president for instruction, announced East Central would be launching a 4-H robotics program and a GenCyber camp for young girls this year.
Newton School Superintendent Nola Bryant will be retiring from education at the end of the year.
Bryant formally submitted her notice of retirement during the Newton Municipal School Board’s March meeting, and the minutes of which were approved on April 10.
East Central Community College sophomores Rebekah Scitzs of Collinsville and Marzell Triplett of Forest were named to the 2019 Phi Theta Kappa Community and Junior Colleges All-Mississippi Academic Team.
NASA is a step closer to returning astronauts to the Moon in the next five years following a successful engine test on Thursday at NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.
MERIDIAN – There’s still time to see The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited at the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience in Meridian (The MAX). The exhibit, which explores the life of Mississippi-native Jim Henson, is one of the South’s most amazing attractions and will be open until May 4.