It’s the play we’ve all seen multiple times over the last week. At the end of the Egg Bowl, Elijah Moore hiked up his leg like a dog taking a bathroom break after scoring what could have been the game-tying touchdown with four seconds left.
Jackie Knight woke Monday morning without needing to go to work for the first time in his life.
While he had officially given up his position as sheriff of Newton County the day before, the gravity of the decision began to sink in on Monday.
East Central Community College officially opened its search for the ninth president of the junior college Sunday, and the board of trustees is hopeful that recent success will help them find a quality candidate.
Billy Stewart, the current president since February 2012, announced in November his retirement effective July 1, 2020.
The Newton Board of Aldermen are looking for additional ways to enhance their revenue by looking at the possibility of a restaurant tax.
While the tax was on the agenda, Mayor Murray Weems asked the aldermen to consider it and to bring it back up for discussion at a later meeting.
An ECCC student has been cleared of sexual battery charges that resulted from a Halloween night incident on campus.
Ladetres Kirkland, 19, of Philadelphia, was arrested Nov. 6 by ECCC Police and originally charged with rape, which was reclassified as sexual battery. The case was dismissed Thursday during a preliminary hearing.
Friday night, things looked bleak.
The Cougars hadn’t done much for a half. They had seen a 10-0 lead evaporate into a 22-16 deficit early in the fourth quarter. A trick play caught the Cougars off guard, and Moss Point had completed a comeback and had the momentum.
Newton Coutny defeated Moss Point 29-22 thanks to a touchdown with less than one minute to play.
The Cougars will host Lawrence County next week.
Here is a look at the celebration last night: