City of Newton announces curfew for residents

NEWTON, Miss. (WTOK) - The city of Newton will now be under a curfew effective at 10 p.m Thursday.

Mayor Murray Weems says this decision comes after a meeting with the board of supervisors and city officials.

The curfew is from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., from April 2nd through April 16th.

The mayor advises churches not to hold public gatherings and asks funeral homes to do the same.