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The Federal Communications Commission authorized today over $7.1 million in support in for Decatur Holding Company, Inc., in Newton County, over the next decade for maintaining, improving, and exp
Photo courtesy of USGA/Chris Keane Union’s Andy Ogletree made history on Sunday as he became the first Mississippian to ever win the U.S. Amateur Championship.
Newton County voters will head back to the polls Tuesday to vote in the primary election runoff for local and state candidates.
Break out the paint brushes because art class is being offered again at Newton High School after more than 15 years.
There wasn’t a lot of difference between Lake and Newton County on the football field Friday night.

Tigers fall to Rebels


Newton faced its biggest challenge of the season on Friday when the Tigers took on the Scott Central Rebels at E.L. Morgan Field.

In the matchup of unbeaten teams, the size of the Rebels’ offensive and defensive line proved to be the difference in a 35-12 homecoming loss for Newton.


Union School Public District receives grant for steam oven


Union Elementary and High School will soon enjoy new kitchen equipment as part of a comprehensive effort to improve student health. 

The district will soon purchase a new oven steamer using funds from a Nutrition Integrity grant from the Mississippi Department of Education Office of Child Nutrition, funded by The Bower Foundation.  

Sports briefs


ECCC compete in MACJC event No. 2 in Wesson

East Central Community College golfers Bailey Threlkeld and Jacob Hamner tied for 15th place as the Warriors competed in Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges Conference Event No. 2 Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at Wolf Hollow Golf Club in Wesson.



The public is invited to East Central Community College’s annual “Meet the Warriors” preseason pep... READ MORE


Services for Mrs. Harriet “Tootsie” Burroughs Clark were held Friday, Aug. 16, at noon at Stephens... READ MORE


Mrs. Ruth Beemon Williamson was honored with a party on the occasion of her 101st birthday.


Is there anything really more important than family?


Mr. and Mrs. Glen Harrison of Little Rock and Mr. and Mrs.