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.
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Newton County Supervisors are re-examining a proposed contract to provide 911 dispatching to the Town of Hickory after Hickory Police Chief Mark Spence told the board last Tuesday the cost would most likely shut down his office.
“The Town of Hickory Police Department is not a department on the rise,” he said.
Newton County Grand Jury convened last month to hear new cases and pass down indictments. Here are the new criminal cases for arraignment.
• Joseph Ward, indicted on one charge of possession of a cell phone in a correctional facility, bond denied
ECCC will face Shelton State (Ala.) at 1 p.m. and Mississippi Gulf Coast at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Clark-Gay Baseball Complex on campus in Decatur. Both are 9 inning games.
This replaces a doubleheader with Shelton State. Shelton State and Gulf Coast will play a 7-inning game in between.
Update: 9:42 p.m.
Newton jumped out to a big first half lead against Walnut and never looked back, as the Lady Tigers downed the Lady Wildcats 51-31 on a muggy Friday night at home.
Newton will await the winner of New Site-Leland, which was postponed due to weather.