Former Newton Student Killed

A former Newton, MS high school student was killed Saturday, Feb. 21, when guns were fired near a midtown Atlanta nightclub called Club NV.

Marcus Johnson, 18, had moved to Georgia with his family about three years ago. He was a senior at Georgia's Riverdale High School and participated in three sports.

Another teenager was wounded in the shooting. Otis Kurtz, 20, was charged with Johnson's murder.

A memorial service for Johnson will be held at the Newton High School auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 2:00 p.m.

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