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The Newton County Academy Lady Generals got their first win of the fast-pitch season last week.
The Lady Generals opened the week with a 9-6 win over Winston Academy before dropping four straight, including three in the Hartfield Tournament.
Descendants of Dee Dawkins, Frank Johnson and William Fielder, three African-American men lynched by a mob of angry white residents in Newton County, Mississippi, Oct. 10, 1908, remembered and honored their ancestors in a soil collection ceremony at the site of the murders Saturday, August 3.
Families of local students got a big boost on Saturday, as they received back-to-school basic supplies to help them get off to a good start.
The event was sponsored mainly by the Southern Foundation based in Starkville to provide backpacks of school supplies so that families can be prepared for the school year.
The Newton Municipal School District will be living off a balanced budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.
At a special called meeting, the Newton Municipal School Board passed a “cautious” and “conservative” $10,385,838.72 million budget to prevent the district from having to dip into its fund balance.
A Carthage resident is behind bars facing charges of statutory rape.
Newton County Jail arrest reports show Troy A. Klein, 21, was arrested Monday, July 22 by Union Police Department. He is charged with three counts of statutory rape.
Psychologist, doctors and social workers gathered at East Central Planning and Development District’s Newton location Wednesday as the area Agency on Aging held a public hearing to share its progress and get input on programs for the upcoming year.