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The Newton County Academy Generals only got in one game this past week and should be well rested for a key two-game series with the playoffs on the line.

The Union powerlifting team capped off another championship season by taking the Class 2A meet on Saturday at the Mississippi Coliseum.

Parents, grandparents and guests browsed the halls of Newton County Middle/High School last Tuesday at the school’s annual open house, which featured works of art students had created throughout...

East Central Community College is gearing up for its summer with a variety of summer youth programs for local students.

Newton County residents will honor veterans Saturday at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Veterans Memorial Park on Highway 15 south of Decatur.

Newton School Superintendent Nola Bryant will be retiring from education at the end of the year.











Generals’ bats get hot

By ROBBIE ROBERTSON,

The Newton County Academy Generals won three out of four contests this past week, including a pair of district wins.

The Generals swept Prentiss Christian, winning 16-0 and 23-4 in district play and then hammered Central Hinds 18-3 in Saturday before falling 9-3 to Tri-County Academy.



Loose Caboose brings people, food, fun to downtown

By THOMAS HOWARD AND BRENT MAZE,

Thousands flocked to downtown Newton Friday night and Saturday for the 16th annual Loose Caboose festival on Main Street.

With over 100 vendors offering food, gifts and souvenirs, and as many classic cars participating in the annual car show, Main and Church streets were packed with more than enough snacks and entertainment for all.



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Sports

The East Central Community College men’s and women’s tennis teams completed their seasons in... READ MORE


Obituaries

Services for Inez Winstead will be held 3 p.m. Friday, April 19, at Milling Funeral Home Chapel... READ MORE