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Newton County’s unemployment rate decreased slightly in July from June, matching state and national trends.

A large house fire in Lawrence on Sunday left one 19-year-old man dead and sent two firefighters to the hospital.

For the second straight week, the Union Yellowjackets found a way to win in the fourth quarter.

Entering the season, Newton coach Keith Walton was concerned about two things. The first was stopping the run on defense and the second was running the ball on offense.

After two weeks, he’s still concerned about both.

The Newton County Cougars were able to capitalize on turnovers in their second straight solid defensive effort and got some big plays on offense to earn their first win 42-19 over Neshoba Central on Friday in their season home opener.

A panoramic shot of Bailey Stadium on opening night.

The East Central Community College Football Warriors jumped out to a 27-0 first half lead on the way to a season-opening 34-0 win over the visiting Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans Aug. 27 in Bailey Stadium on the Decatur campus.

A panoramic shot of Bailey Stadium on opening night.

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