Today's Top Stories

One man is dead, and another was airlifted to Jackson after two shootings occurred at the same location in Neshoba County Wednesday.
Editor’s Note: The Newton County Appeal is taking an in depth look at the races during the 2019 Primary Election on Aug. 6.
East Central Community College recognized 57 graduates of its High School Equivalency program last Tuesday in Vickers Auditorium on the Decatur Campus.
Newton County Academy’s Kemp Alderman just keeps racking up the post-season awards.
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.

News briefs

Newton man charged with kidnapping

A Newton man is facing multiple charges including kidnapping after police responded to a domestic incident last week.

Dendre Ducksworth, 22, was charged with felony kidnapping, taking of a vehicle, petit larceny and simple assault. He was awaiting a bond hearing on Friday.

Sports briefs


Union pair commit to play baseball at Copiah-Lincoln CC

Union’s Lane Hanna and Casey Morris each committed to play college baseball at Copiah-Lincoln Community College this past week.

Morris hit .359 for the Yellowjackets this past season while Hanna hit .250.

ECCC women’s soccer gets back on winning track at Hinds


The East Central Community College women’s soccer team halted a three match losing streak Tuesday, Sept. 12, with a 5-0 shutout win at Hinds Community College.

The Lady Warriors, who were struggling to find the net in the three loses scoring only one goal, scored three first-half goals and added two more in the second half of action.