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Newton County 

Tra Taylor, the Cougar center graded out at 82 percent and had two pancake blocks as the Cougars ran for a season-high 404 yards.


Jaylon Buckley, had 160 yards on 17 carries and scored two touchdowns in a 34-17 win over Madison St. Joseph.


Kirkwood, Hamil to wed in March

Kathy and Larry Hamil of Union are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Charles Barrett Hamil, to Kathryn Lin Kirkwood, the daughter of Jan and Jeffri Kirkwood of Natchez.

The groom is the grandson of Jean and Charles Ray Hamil of Union and the late Verla and N.G. Barrett of Decatur.


Fire engulfs Newton home


A home on Third Avenue in Newton was gutted by a fire this afternoon.

Firefighters from Newton, Decatur and Hickory responded to the blaze, which consumed the interior of a brick home that had a chimney.

There were no apparent injuries from the fire as of this afternoon. The cause is under investigation.



Bobbie Vance Chaney, 90, passed away Sunday, Oct. 7 at her home. Visitation was held Monday,... READ MORE