Newton County motorists may see constructions signs popping up as county crews work to repair worn and damaged bridges. On Tuesday, the Mississippi Transportation Commission met to distribute a $250 million bond package, the Emergency Road and Bridge Repair Act, which was passed by the Legislature during a special session in August.
The Mississippi State Department of Health’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children will continue full operations through the end of February even without congressional action on the current government shutdown.
The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) released today the high school graduation rates for the 2017-18 school year, which show the state’s graduation rate has hit an all-time high of 84 percent, reaching the most recent national graduation rate.
Educators throughout the nation received a nasty surprise last week as the messaging service, Remind, announced it would not longer be able to provide communication services between schools and parents due to a fee increase passed by Version Wireless.
Newton County residents only have a few more weeks to pay their property taxes as the Feb. 1 deadline inches closer.
May Bender, tax assessor for Newton County said she wanted to remind all residents to get their payments in before the end of the month.
Union Public School District is calling all parents of 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds to get their appointments set for pre-K and kindergarten registration next month. Students turning four by September are eligible to go into pre-K, while students turning five will make up the 2019-20 kindergarten class.
There is still time to register for spring semester Full-Term and Intensive Term I online courses at East Central Community College in Decatur.
The last day to register for Spring 2019 Full-Term Online courses is Wednesday, Jan. 23. Classes begin on Tuesday, Jan. 22, and end Friday, May 3, 2019.
JACKSON — Flu activity is increasing in Mississippi and nationwide, according to Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) officials.
The Union Board of Aldermen voted last week to move the Police station from its next-to-city-hall location.
At their January Board meeting the aldermen gave Police Chief Billy Pat Walker the go-ahead to begin renovating the office building at the old Tri-C location about 500 yards south on Bank Street.