Loose Caboose Festival this Saturday in Newton

This Saturday, April 1, 2023, will mark the 20th anniversary of the Loose Caboose Arts and Crafts Festival in Historic Downtown Newton, MS.  The merriment begins at 9 am and will continue through 4 pm.Among the festivities this year are a car show, motorcycle... Read More.

Immigration Escapees Caught in Newton

Three men who escaped from immigration officers near the Scott-Newton county line Tuesday weren't on the loose for long.  They got away during a fuel stop in Lake and wound up in Newton, about ten miles away.  Police Chief Randy Patrick says his dispatchers... Read More.

Charges Filed In Newton County Murders

From Newton County Sheriff Joedy Pennington:"The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) and the Newton County Sheriff’s Department have formally charged Austin Harrell and Shaunna Reynolds with the murders of Breanna Strickland and Kaitlyn Goolsby. An initial appearance was held Friday morning... Read More.

Captured: Person Of Interest In Newton County Murders

A man investigators have been looking for in connection with a double homicide in Newton County was captured Saturday along with a female companion.   The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has identified Austin Harrell as a person of interest in the case.  He and Shaunna... Read More.

Newton Homicide Victims Identified

The two young women found murdered near the Newton-Scott county line last week have been identified as Breanna Strickland, 26, and Kaitlyn Goolsby, 24.   The Choctaw Police Department released the information Thursday and said the investigation is continuing.  The bodies were discovered last Friday... Read More.

Newton fires police chief

The city of Newton has fired its long-time police chief. Harvey Curry, who had served as chief since the year 2000, was terminated at Tuesday night's board of aldermen meeting.Newton city attorney, Brian Mayo, confirmed Curry's termination.Mayo says Curry was relieved of duty and... Read More.

Town of Newton now owns closed hospital

A Mississippi city hopes to attract a new health care provider to a closed hospital building that it now owns.WTOK-TV reports that Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann's office transferred the former Pioneer Community Hospital of Newton to the city of Newton last week.The state... Read More.

Newton County Sheriff officially takes over

After 24 years in office, Sheriff Jackie Knight didn't seek re-election. He says it was one of the hardest decisions he ever made, but says he can rest easy knowing the county is in good hands.Newton County Sheriff Jody Pennington was sworn in early... Read More.

Man killed while clearing debris in Newton County

One person was killed while clearing debris in Newton County Saturday morning.Authorities with the Newton County Sheriff’s Department say Jason Earl Boyd, 34, was cutting debris out of the roadway on Highway 489 near Conehatta when a tree fell on top of him.Chief Deputy... Read More.