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Richard Horton is one of the last surviving veterans of World War II in Newton County.

The 93-year-old still works around the house and has a sharp memory of his time in the service.

Many Union Elementary School students got to take home a feathered friend this Thanksgiving break thanks to Mississippi State University’s “Hatch Out” program.

Unlike last year, Newton County residents had a more centralized drop off location for the Operation Christmas Child program and it looks to have paid off.

Last year, the Newton County Cougars finished just one game shy of making the state tournament in Jackson, losing to Florence in the second round.

Each Newton County Academy picked up a win this past week.

Union’s Parker Breland joined three of her teammates last week when she signed to play softball at East Central Community College.

MDOT suspending work, keeping eye on traffic ahead of busy travel weekend

By MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION,

JACKSON -– Mississippians planning to hit the road to spend time with family and friends this Thanksgiving will notice less travel delays due to construction. The Mississippi Department of Transportation will suspend all interstate and four-lane highway work in anticipation of increased holiday travel.

NCHS wears down UHS

By ROBBIE ROBERTSON,

Last year, the Newton County Cougars finished just one game shy of making the state tournament in Jackson, losing to Florence in the second round.

Coach Steve Harber blames the loss on a lack of depth as three Cougars fouled out in that game. The veteran coach said he isn’t about to let that happen again.

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