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The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will hold a Tribal Election on Tuesday, July 2, for Tribal Chief, for a 4-year term.

Editor’s Note: The Newton County Appeal is taking an in depth look at the races during the 2019 Primary Election on Aug. 6.

There will be another Breland coaching the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star football game.

Union’s Brad Breland was recently named to be the head coach of the Mississippi team.

Mackenzie Dolan’s first season at East Mississippi wasn’t the one she had in mind when she signed with the Lady Lions.

Colby Ferguson’s junior year wasn’t all fun and games for the Union Yellowjackets.

Third-grade students at Newton County Elementary School breezed past the third-grade reading gate despite higher standards from the Department of Education going into effect this year.

Satisfied with sales: Hwy 15 Yard Sale sees large participation


Parking lots, driveways and pull offs were bursting with sales Saturday as the Hwy 15 Yard Sale brought out hundreds of shoppers and sellers alike.

In Decatur, Citizens Bank parking lot was laden with folding tables and camp chairs boasting a plethora of household items, clothing and furniture for neighbors and visitors to browse.

Alligator hunting applications open until June 7


The 2019 Public Waters Alligator Hunting Season in Mississippi will open at noon August 30 and conclude at noon on Sept. 9.

A total of 960 permits will be available within seven hunting zones across the state for the 10-day season. Permits are issued according to a random drawing and an application for eligibility is required.

Lakes big ‘shutdown guy’


Lake’s Danarrious Hughes was one on the top defensive backs in small-school football last year.

Hughes led Class 2A with nine interceptions and was named a first-team, all-state Class 2A pick at cornerback.

Hughes is also the first pick for The Newton County Appeal’s annual Elite 11, featuring the top players in Newton County.



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