Members of the Junior Auxiliary of Newton County gained valuable skills needed to better serve their community through hands-on service by attending the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries annual Area Meeting held August 24 at Ridgeland High School in Ridgeland.
The current generation of high school and college students will be the next generation to enter the workforce. They will be doctors, lawyers, medical professionals, business professional and many more professions. Many high schools sponsor clubs to foster development in these areas.
My head is sunburnt.
Serves me right. I got an almost-to-the-skin buzzing and then spent hours outside in the sun looking at antique cars and enjoying an arts and crafts show.
It’s not a bad burn — just enough to remind me it’s there if I scratch my head. Or put my sunglasses on. Or blink.
There are three new businesses in Decatur, on Highway 15, near the town cemetery. The florist shop there is called The Added Touch, and the person you see and hear call a friendly greeting when you enter is Mrs. Michelle Addy.
Hickory Chamber of Commerce held its annual Chamber Banquet Saturday, Sept. 28 with businesses and individuals from the community attending for a night of celebration, comradery and awards. Pictured, left to right, are Justin Chaney, Troy Brand, Chamber President Robert Johnson, Mack Fanning, and keynote speaker Tyler McCaughn.
*Jim Brooks remembers the old Dowdle Grist Mill and the store just south of it that stood where Piggly Wiggly is located today. A red Coca-Cola box with cold drinks in it stood in the middle of the store. His mother went there to trade eggs for sugar and flour. That was primarily all they had to buy.
Snow Critters, owned by Wendy Fielder and located in Hickory, held its grand opening Saturday, Sept. 28. Left: Wendy Fielder stands with family and friends outside her new business. Right: Fielder cuts the ceremonial ribbon, officially opening Snow Biz for business in Hickory.
Newton County native and East Central Community College alumnus Randy Cleveland of Fort Worth, Texas, retired Vice President Americas of ExxonMobil Corporation, will be recognized as the college’s Alumnus of the Year during Homecoming activities scheduled Thursday, Oct. 17, on the Decatur campus.