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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.

Family reunion to celebrate one of town’s founders


On Saturday, dozens of visitors from all around the state and the nation will return to Newton to catch up with each other and honor one of the county’s most influential historical figures. The annual Doolittle family reunion will be held at the former home of Thomas Irish Doolittle, the site of the first Doolittle reunion 109 years ago.