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Sophomore forward Sharan Turner scored seven of her game-high 17 points in overtime to power the East Central Community College Lady Warriors to a 75-67 win over the Pearl River Lady Wildcats in MACJC South Division basketball action Jan.

The Newton Lady Tigers took an early lead in the Division 4-2A standings with a pair of wins last week, including a big win over Philadelphia on Friday night.

The Newton County Academy boys grabbed a much-needed win last week.

The Generals beat Canton 46-29 but lost 57-35 to Clinton Christian and Wayne 48-46.

A wanted fugitive from the Newton Police Department was arrested by the United States Marshal Service around 6 a.m. Wednesday in Newton.

Newton County welcomed Raymond Boutwell to the Justice Court bench Friday at a special called meeting of the Board of Supervisors.











NCHS has up-and-down week

By ROBBIE ROBERTSON,

It was a tale of two teams for Newton County girls’ basketball coach Cory Cleveland.

The Lady Cougars avenged a season-opening loss to Morton by whipping the Lady Panthers 56-31 to open the East Central Community College Tournament.

But then the Lady Cougars got hammered by No. 4 ranked Choctaw Central 65-23 on Friday night.





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