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Both Union basketball teams managed to pick up a win this past week.

It took two overtimes but the Newton County Cougars eventually pulled away with a 62-58 win over Leake Central in East Central Community College’s Clash of the Classes on Saturday.

The Newton Lady Tigers picked up two more wins this past week as they beat a pair of Division 4-2A foes.

The Lady Hornets beat Lake 62-20 on Tuesday and then took a big 50-34 win over Philadelphia on Friday.

A winter weather advisory as been issued beginning at 9 a.m tomorrow morning and continuing until midnight Tuesday.

The National Weather Service is predicting between a dusting and one inch of snow to accumulate. 

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.

A 37-year-old Newton man has been charged with the Jan. 8 burglary of JJ’s Quick Stop on Northside Drive in Newton.

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.

Newton County’s jobless rate hits 20-year low for October


Newton County’s unemployment rate hit a 20-year low for the month of October at 4.7 percent. The last time the county’s jobless rate had been that low for the month of October was in 1997 when it was 4.0 percent.

Newton County was tied with Montgomery, Tunica and Webster counties for the 34th lowest jobless rate in the state.