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Behind a stingy defense and ball control offense in the second half, the East Central Warriors spoiled Homecoming for the Hinds Eagles with a 17-14 MACJC South Division football win Thursday, Oct.

The young men of Boy Scout Troop 46 didn’t let a little thing like Fall Break stop them from making a difference as they gathered at the corner of Highway 15 and Broad Street in Decatur Thursday to erect a flag pole to honor local veterans.

No first responder wants to go on a call about a gun at school, but Newton County first responders are going to be ready regardless.

East Central Community College announced plans today to construct a $2.6 million football operations center at Bailey Stadium on the campus in Decatur.

For the first time this season, the Newton County Lady Cougars had their backs to the wall.

They responded by scoring 53 runs in the next two games to take the best two-out-of-three series from Lawrence County on Tuesday night.

The Newton County Academy Generals won their second straight game as they battered home-standing Benton Academy.

The Generals had 438 yards of total offense and scored the game’s last 21 points to take a 42-14 win over Benton.

County picks up key victory


The schedule hasn’t been very kind to the Newton County tennis team this season.

Newton County picked up only one win last week, an important 7-0 win over Quitman while dropping matches to McGill-Toolen Academy and St. Paul’s Academy. Along the way, they also lost to 6A power Ocean Springs and traditional 5A power Oxford.

Lake 2-2 during spring break


The Lake Lady Hornets split four games over the spring break as they get ready to begin division softball play.

Playing at Kosciusko on Monday, Lake lost 8-3 to the Lady Whippets and then beat Ethel 15-2. On Saturday at the Clarkdale Tournament at Northeast Park, Lake beat West Harrison 13-7 and lost 6-2 to Bay High.

ECCC Division of Performing Arts to host nine free events in April


The East Central Community College Division of Fine Arts will present numerous performing arts events during the month of April on the Decatur campus. There is no charge for admission and the public is invited to attend the following events:

• April 4 – Delta State University Wind Ensemble, 4 p.m., Vickers Fine Arts Center Auditorium