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Editor’s Note: The Newton County Appeal is taking an in depth look at the races during the 2019 Primary Election on Aug. 6. The following responses were provided by the candidates via a political questionnaire. They have been edited for grammar and spelling, but no language has been changed.
East Central Community College recognized 57 graduates of its High School Equivalency program last Tuesday in Vickers Auditorium on the Decatur Campus. Of the 57 graduates, 30 attended the commencement exercises, which featured live music from Louisville-based gospel group “Predestined” and a keynote address from Maj. Gen.
Hurricane Barry could not dampen the enthusiasm of Mississippi runners Saturday as the 8th annual Rez run, part of the Choctaw Indian Fair, got underway under threatening skies.
Race director John Ferguson said the run was a great success with over 200 runners turning out for the 10K, 5K and 1-mile fun run distances.
Newton residents have a new doctor in town to take care of all their dental and teeth cleaning needs. Nathan Harrison, whose father owns Newton Family Dental in Newton, graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry earlier this year and is excited to be joining his father’s practice.
Newton County Academy’s Kemp Alderman just keeps racking up the post-season awards.
Alderman was recently named to the MaxPreps Small Schools All-American Baseball team. Members of the small schools team come from schools that generally have fewer than 1,000 students.
Bobby Bass said when he first got to Newton County that Miguel Evans “drove him nuts.”
Bass said Evans was “silly and didn’t take anything seriously.” On to top of that, Bass said it seemed like Evans was in the high school office every day.
PERKINSTON — Mississippi Gulf Coast has named Eric Neel its new softball coach, the third in the school’s fast-pitch history. He brings a championship resume to Ross-Smith Field.
His high school squads won five state championships in Mississippi, and he also has an NJCAA Region 17 championship to his credit at the collegiate level.