Next fall, middle schoolers in Newton County will have a new avenue to plan the rest of their academic careers and beyond thanks to a national grant to the Kemper Newton Regional Library System.
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Choctaw tribal voters voted more than 2 to 1 on Thursday, Nov. 16, against the proposed Red Water Casino expansion project.
Of the final vote total, 1,506 voted against compared to 710 for the project. Of the 5,492 total registered tribal voters, 40.6 percent voted in Thursday’s election, meeting the 40 percent requirement.
JACKSON - Mississippians planning to hit the road to spend time with family and friends this Thanksgiving will notice less travel delays due to construction. The Mississippi Department of Transportation will suspend all interstate and four-lane highway work in anticipation of increased holiday travel.
Last year, the Newton County Cougars finished just one game shy of making the state tournament in Jackson, losing to Florence in the second round.
Coach Steve Harber blames the loss on a lack of depth as three Cougars fouled out in that game. The veteran coach said he isn’t about to let that happen again.
Each Newton County Academy picked up a win this past week.
The Generals beat Wayne 49-38 on Tuesday night but lost an overtime contest on Friday to Jackson Victors. The Lady Generals lost 45-32 to Wayne Academy but rebounded to take a 46-22 win over Jackson Victors to cap off the week.
I’ve had several people stop and tell me they enjoyed my column last week about Newton County’s Gene Mitchell, who stepped down as head football coach to concentrate on his battle with cancer.
ECCC women edge Coahoma on the road
The East Central Community College Lady Warriors outscored the home-standing Coahoma Community College Lady Tigers by nine points in the third quarter to overcome a halftime deficit and pull out a 70-67 win Nov. 13 in Clarksdale.
Union’s Parker Breland joined three of her teammates last week when she signed to play softball at East Central Community College.
Last week, Mackenzie Dolan and Lilly Burton signed to play at East Mississippi Community College while pitcher Anna Rigdon signed to play at Hinds.