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The Newton County Academy Generals only got in one game this past week and should be well rested for a key two-game series with the playoffs on the line.

The Union powerlifting team capped off another championship season by taking the Class 2A meet on Saturday at the Mississippi Coliseum.

Parents, grandparents and guests browsed the halls of Newton County Middle/High School last Tuesday at the school’s annual open house, which featured works of art students had created throughout...

East Central Community College is gearing up for its summer with a variety of summer youth programs for local students.

Newton County residents will honor veterans Saturday at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Veterans Memorial Park on Highway 15 south of Decatur.

Newton School Superintendent Nola Bryant will be retiring from education at the end of the year.

Burton back to work


Mississippi Legislators welcomed back Sen. Terry C. Burton to the Senate Chamber with a standing ovation last Wednesday after a month-long absence.

Burton, who represents Newton, Scott and Lauderdale counties in the state Senate, suffered a stroke Jan. 24, a week before he turned 63.

Celebrating a Distinguished Military Career Shaped by Ole Miss


OXFORD  – Col. Kelvin Nichols has accrued more than 29 years of military service in the Mississippi Army National Guard and seen action around the world, and he asked friends, family and his brothers and sisters in arms to join him back home recently at the University of Mississippi, where his military career started.



The East Central Community College men’s and women’s tennis teams completed their seasons in... READ MORE


Services for Inez Winstead will be held 3 p.m. Friday, April 19, at Milling Funeral Home Chapel... READ MORE