Newton County Sheriff’s Department has a suspect in custody after a fatal shooting Friday night in Little Rock claimed the life of one teen and injured another.
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The Lake Hornets face a do-or-die Game 3 against Baldwyn this week in the opening round of the Class 2A playoffs.
Lake won Game 1 of the series 4-3 before dropping Game 2 on Friday 13-7 to force a deciding Game 3. In other action last week, Lake beat Pelahatchie 2-1 and Morton 9-6.
East Central Community College in Decatur is offering a variety of courses this summer both online and on the Decatur campus, as well as locations in Carthage, Louisville, and Philadelphia.
For the second straight season, the East Central Community College football team will have to play five road games, including the first two games of the season, as the Warriors 2018 football schedule was announced.
Also for the second straight fall, all East Central games will be played on a Thursday night.
The Newton County Lady Cougars added three more wins to their total this week as the playoffs fast approach.
Newton County took a pair of wins over rival West Lauderdale, winning 3-2 on Monday and 13-0 on Thursday. The Lady Cougars finished out the week with a 12-2 win over Clarkdale.
Union and Lake split a pair of games on the baseball diamond this past week.
Lake secured the Division 4-2A title on Tuesday night with a 5-4 walk-off win against Union. The Yellowjackets returned the favor on Friday night with a 5-2 win over Lake to finish second in the division.
Newton County advanced five of its seven spots to the Class 4A individual tournament this past week while the team finished the regular season off with a 6-1 win over Brandon.
Newton County now begins the Class 4A team playoffs as they hosted Poplarville on Monday. The individual state tournament will be in Oxford in May.
The Newton Count Cougars had their hands full with top-ranked West Lauderdale this past week, losing a pair of run-rule games to the rival Knights.
Newton County managed only three hits in the two games, losing 10-0 on Tuesday and 11-0 on Friday.
East Central Community College sophomore golfer David Barry of Laurel claimed eighth place as an individual to help lead the Warriors to a fourth-place finish at the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges Conference/State Tournament held April 12-13 at Dancing Rabbit Golf Club in Choctaw.