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Newton County Academy managed only one win last week as the Lady Generals took a three-point win over Tri-County.

It appears first-year coach Maurice Bowie has made an impact at Lake High School.

The Newton Municipal School District donated $4,823.25 to the Anderson Cancer Center’s Benevolence Fund on Friday.

Although only about 10 students strong, Newton High School’s JROTC program is not letting size get in the way of its goals as the students work to prepare for their three year inspection in the spring.

Biewer Lumber hosted members of Dakotas America, a community development financing organization, at its Newton sawmill Thursday to showcase some of the opportunities the mill has brought to the area and discuss future expansions.

Hundreds of people crowded the sidewalks along Bank and Main streets in Union Saturday to celebrate the Christmas season with the annual Union Christmas Parade.

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



Graveside services for Ms. Maurice B. Cooksey were held Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 at Union City... READ MORE