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The region 5-4A coaches recently voted on the end-of-the-season football awards and several Newton County players were recognized.

East Central Community College basketball coach Robert Thompson has always coached boys.

But when Crandal Porter stepped down as the girls coach, the college turned to Thompson to lead the girls team this season.

Newton County residents woke up this morning to find everything nearly covered in white as the area received its first snow fall in several years on Friday morning.

JACKSON – Mississippi Department of Transportation crews are preparing for potential winter weather conditions as a cold front moves through Central Mississippi.

JACKSON – Today, Hickory native Mike Hurst, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi, along with the Jackson Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and...

The Newton County Christmas season officially kicked off this past weekend as Union, Decatur, East Central Community College and Hickory all held their annual Yuletide events.

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.

WhistleStop Marketplace returns, Newton Chamber to host drawings

By BRENT MAZE,

The Newton Chamber of Commerce is hosting its seventh annual Whistlestop Marketplace on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Former chamber executive directors Leigh Anne Whittle and Angie Burks started the event eight years ago to give Newton County residents a local option for Christmas arts and crafts shopping.

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