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After a week of relatively warm temperatures icy weather conditions returned to the Newton County area this week.

Hundreds of people in Newton County came out Monday afternoon to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

For nearly 65 years ago, J.M. Barrie’s musical “Peter Pan” has captivated audiences around the world on stage, the small screen and the big screen.

The Newton Tigers picked up three more wins on the hardwood this past week.

The Tigers had to come from behind to beat Lake 51-47 on Tuesday and then took a 47-40 win over Philadelphia on Friday night.

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.

MDOT suspending work, keeping eye on traffic ahead of busy travel weekend


JACKSON -– Mississippians planning to hit the road to spend time with family and friends this Thanksgiving will notice less travel delays due to construction. The Mississippi Department of Transportation will suspend all interstate and four-lane highway work in anticipation of increased holiday travel.

NCHS wears down UHS


Last year, the Newton County Cougars finished just one game shy of making the state tournament in Jackson, losing to Florence in the second round.

Coach Steve Harber blames the loss on a lack of depth as three Cougars fouled out in that game. The veteran coach said he isn’t about to let that happen again.