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For the first time this season, the Newton County Lady Cougars had their backs to the wall.

They responded by scoring 53 runs in the next two games to take the best two-out-of-three series from Lawrence County on Tuesday night.

The Newton County Academy Generals won their second straight game as they battered home-standing Benton Academy.

The Generals had 438 yards of total offense and scored the game’s last 21 points to take a 42-14 win over Benton.

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia High School football team left a lot of points on the field in the first half.

With an open date, Lake had two weeks to prepare for unbeaten Scott Central.

The Newton Tigers ran into another buzzsaw on Thursday night, as Bay Springs dealt the Tigers a 40-20 setback at E.L. Morgan Field.

The Mississippi Gulf Coast Bulldogs scored on their first two drives of the game to set the tone early and then survived a fourth quarter East Central Community College rally to pick up a 27-14 MACJC South Division football win over the visiting...

Vincent to lead state’s SBC


Clarke-Venable Baptist Church pastor Mark Vincent has been named the president of the Mississippi Baptist Convention.

Vincent, who has served at Clark-Venable since June 2004, said he wasn’t seeking the position, but after praying and thinking about the opportunity, he agreed to serve if he was elected.

New combi oven arrives for Union Public School District


Union Elementary and Union High School are enjoying new kitchen equipment as part of a comprehensive effort to improve student health. 

Union High School purchased a new oven steamer using funds from a Nutrition Integrity grant from the Mississippi Department of Education Office of Child Nutrition, funded by The Bower Foundation.