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The Historic McElroy-Hoye House held a Children's Pottery Workshop hosted by Bet Thames on Oct. 27. 

Despite losing 46-14 in week three of the season to rival Sylva Bay, Newton County Academy coach Rob Roberts was anxious to get another shot at the Saints.

When Newton took a 27-26 lead with 8 minutes remaining in the game, Union responded with a 14-play, 63-yard that ate up about half of the fourth quarter to score the go-ahead touchdown for a 34-27 win.

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Miguel Evans — Scored Newton County’s only two touchdowns in a loss to West Lauderdale.

East Central Community College will honor military veterans by hosting its annual Military Appreciation Breakfast Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, on the Decatur campus.

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.

Decatur, Hickory to host Christmas parades this weekend


The Christmas festivities will kick off on Friday in the county seat as the Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce and the GFWC-MFWC Decatur Woman’s Progressive Club will host the annual Decatur Christmas Parade at 6 p.m.

A “Decatur Dollars” drawing will be held at 5:30 p.m. ECCC’s Warrior Wonderland will follow the parade.

Four Newton County teenagers arrested in shooting, high-speed chase


Four Newton County teenagers are being held at the Lauderdale County Jail after being arrested after shooting at a Lauderdale County sheriff’s deputy and leading authorities on a high speed chase on Monday afternoon.

While no one was injured, shots were reportedly fired at a Lauderdale County deputy’s patrol car during the pursuit.