Two men are behind bars after Union Tobacco Store was burglarized late Thursday night and three bags of chips were stolen.
Joe L. Harrison, 21, and James E. Eakes, 18, were booked into Newton County Jail at 4:55 a.m. Friday and charged with burglary of a commercial dwelling.
Union Police Department is welcoming a new furry face to their ranks as Officer Steve Robinson works to acclimate to his new K-9 partner, Tao.
The 3-year-old Tao, who is certified in both narcotics and apprehension, will take the place of Tammy, Robinson’s current partner who is retiring after serving nine years as UPD’s K-9 officer.
Newton County now has at least two confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, according to figures released from the Mississippi Department of Health Monday morning.
La-Z-Boy Incorporated announced in a press release Sunday afternoon that it will have a temporary shutdown of all U.S. manufacturing facilities and regional distribution centers effective immediately.
This includes the manufacturing and shipping operations in Newton. The company said they will re-evaluate the situation April 13.
JACKSON – Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports one new death from coronavirus (COVID-19) in Mississippi, bringing the state total to six.
The case was a Rankin County male 80-85 with underlying conditions. He died while hospitalized.
Although Union Public Schools are empty of students and teachers, with many preparing to being holding classes online until at least April 17, the district’s food service workers are still cooking, and the Board of Trustee made sure their efforts do not go unnoticed.
The Newton County Board of Supervisors declared a civil emergency to help control the spread of the coronavirus during a special called meeting Tuesday following confirmation of the first confirmed coronavirus case in the county.