Our Staff

Meet the Staff:

Brent Maze, editor/publisher

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Brent Maze is the editor and publisher. He oversees the entire operation of the newspaper. He is responsible for ensuring that the newspaper is profitable while also providing the best community news and most effective advertising option in our coverage area. He is a veteran journalist and has won many awards in both Mississippi and Alabama for writing and photography during his career. Brent is originally from Kimberly, Ala., and came to The Newton County Appeal in April 2015. He is a past president of the Newton Chamber of Commerce board of directors, past president of the Newton Rotary Club and serves as vice president of the Friends of Central Mississippi Residential Center board of directors. He attends Decatur United Methodist Church.


Caroline Phillips, Reporter and Editor

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Caroline Phillips is a native of Louisiana and and a graduate of Louisiana Tech University. She writes stories, takes photos and handles obituaries, the community calendars and other news items.


Jason Tune, marketing consultant

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Jason Tune is a native of Newton, Mississippi, and a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi. He handles your advertising needs for The Newton County Appeal's print, website and special editions.


Heather Collins, classifieds, legal and bookkeeping

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Heather is the bookkeeper. She oversees the classifieds and legal department and keeps track of our accounting and bookkeeping. She also helps design advertisements for the Newton County Appeal. She is a lifelong resident of Union.


Marty Morgan, production assistant

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Marty Morgan is our production assistant. He helps build ads for clients, assists customers with subscriptions and performs many other duties. He is the husband of Dr. Andrea Morgan, and they couple resides with their three daughters in Newton.


Robbie Robertson, sports editor

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Robbie Robertson is the sports editor for the Newton County Appeal. He is a veteran of the newspaper industry, having worked with numerous newspapers including the Meridian Star and the Newton Record.


Henry Finley, delivery/mailroom manager

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Henry Finley is the mailroom manager and the delivery driver for The Appeal.