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The Mississippi Department of Education honored the Newton County School District’s students, faculty administrators and support staff on Friday for its “A” rating in the year’s accountability assessment for the 2016-17 school year.
Needy families in Newton County will be able to get a hand up this holiday season, as the Hope Mission in Newton is planning a toy giveaway.
Pastor Kenneth Clark of the Newton Hope Mission said they have an abundance of toy donations this holiday season, and he wanted the community to share in that abundance.
On a cool but sunny Saturday morning, hundreds of military families from across the state came to the Mississippi Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Newton for this years’ Wreath’s Across American program. The event was sponsored by Friends of Mississippi Veterans and its annual meeting was held in conjunction with the program.
In a battle of two of the area’s better teams, it was 2A Newton that came away with the win over the 4A Cougars.
Newton’s Brandon Payne put in the go-ahead shot with 35 seconds remaining as Newton took an 55-52 win over homestanding Newton County on Friday night.
Newton’s Zachariah Johnson made the most of his time on the field at the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star football game Saturday.
Johnson pulled down an interception late in the game, securing a 42-7 win for Mississippi, the largest ever in the contest.
BATON ROUGE, La. — Bryden Reed of Decatur, Mississippi, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Reed was initiated at Mississippi University for Women.
With both sides depleted by injuries and sickness, it was the Newton Lady Tigers that came away a win on Friday night.
The Lady Tigers improved to 9-1 on the season as they got 20 points from Myja McNichols to take a 42-35 win over Newton County.