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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.

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Newton man charged with kidnapping

A Newton man is facing multiple charges including kidnapping after police responded to a domestic incident last week.

Dendre Ducksworth, 22, was charged with felony kidnapping, taking of a vehicle, petit larceny and simple assault. He was awaiting a bond hearing on Friday.

Sports briefs


Union pair commit to play baseball at Copiah-Lincoln CC

Union’s Lane Hanna and Casey Morris each committed to play college baseball at Copiah-Lincoln Community College this past week.

Morris hit .359 for the Yellowjackets this past season while Hanna hit .250.