Today's Top Stories

Sophomore forward Sharan Turner scored seven of her game-high 17 points in overtime to power the East Central Community College Lady Warriors to a 75-67 win over the Pearl River Lady Wildcats in MACJC South Division basketball action Jan.

The Newton Lady Tigers took an early lead in the Division 4-2A standings with a pair of wins last week, including a big win over Philadelphia on Friday night.

The Newton County Academy boys grabbed a much-needed win last week.

The Generals beat Canton 46-29 but lost 57-35 to Clinton Christian and Wayne 48-46.

A wanted fugitive from the Newton Police Department was arrested by the United States Marshal Service around 6 a.m. Wednesday in Newton.

Newton County welcomed Raymond Boutwell to the Justice Court bench Friday at a special called meeting of the Board of Supervisors.

Pets come up missing in area


Several dog owners are missing their beloved pets after they have come up missing in recent days.

One pet owner in particular is Newton’s Steve Dixon. He said his two dogs went missing last week. He advertised their disappearance around the community, but he has yet to hear anything about them.

UPSD calls for pre-K, kindergarten applicants for fall 2019 school year


Union Public School District is calling all parents of 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds to get their appointments set for pre-K and kindergarten registration next month. Students turning four by September are eligible to go into pre-K, while students turning five will make up the 2019-20 kindergarten class.