While Newton County supervisors are working to come up with funds to repair Decatur Volunteer Fire Department’s damaged pumper, they are facing many future repairs from the county’s aging fleet of fire trucks.
Newton County Sheriff Jackie Knight will step down Saturday after more than two decades leading the law enforcement agency.
In a letter sent to the Newton County Board of Supervisors, Knight said he was honored to have had the opportunity to serve his community for so long.
Newton County is applying for a $19,000 grant from Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality to hold an Amnesty Day in 2020.
The board received notice of the grant Thursday, which can be used for recycling, clean-up and other environmental projects.
The Newton Board of Aldermen are looking for additional ways to enhance their revenue by looking at the possibility of a restaurant tax.
While the tax was on the agenda, Mayor Murray Weems asked the aldermen to consider it and to bring it back up for discussion at a later meeting.
Students and staff at Newton Municipal Schools may see repair projects and construction popping up after the Board of Trustees Thursday approved several project bids for work around the district.
The first project on the agenda was to repair drainage problems at Newton Elementary School.
Newton County’s government will have several new faces come January 1 after new leaders were elected during the November 5 general election.
At the top, Republican Joedy Pennington was elected to be the new sheriff, replacing retiring Sheriff Jackie Knight. He soundly defeated independent challenger Randy Patrick.