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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.

Decatur, Hickory to host Christmas parades this weekend

By DEMETRIUS THOMPSON,

The Christmas festivities will kick off on Friday in the county seat as the Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce and the GFWC-MFWC Decatur Woman’s Progressive Club will host the annual Decatur Christmas Parade at 6 p.m.

A “Decatur Dollars” drawing will be held at 5:30 p.m. ECCC’s Warrior Wonderland will follow the parade.

Four Newton County teenagers arrested in shooting, high-speed chase

By DEMETRIUS THOMPSON,

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

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

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.

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