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Jessica Branning, an English literature teacher at Union Middle School, was honored Friday, March 2, during the Mississippi Association of Educators' inaugural Mississippi Excellence in Education Awards held at the Jackson Convention Center.

From the early 1950s, all the way to the late 2000s, Newton County residents with vision problems turned to longtime optometrist Dr. Lois Bernell Adkins who helped them to see the world better.

Members of East Central Community College’s Theta Chi Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda received top honors during the State Leadership Conference and qualified for national competition in 16 categories.

It was a rough week on the baseball diamond for Newton County as they lost three games.

Newton County Academy's pre-district schedule extracted three more losses last week.

After getting beat 10-0 by Newton County on Monday, the Union Lady Yellowjackets took out their frustration on Newton and Meridian.

Union beat Newton 20-0 on Thursday in a 4-2A contest and then beat Meridian 12-0 on Saturday.

FOOTBALL: UNION 12, ENTERPRISE 44 — Injury-plagued Yellowjackets end season at Enterprise


Union’s Lane Hanna has the ball knocked out of his hands by an Enterprise defender on Thursday night. (Jacob Robertson/Special to The Appeal)

A season of injuries and misfortune finally came to a merciful ending for the Union Yellowjackets on Thursday night.

FOOTBALL: NEWTON COUNTY 7, NORTHEAST JONES 41 — Cougars end season with tough loss on road


Miguel Evans picks up a first down for the Cougars. (Eddie Thorne/Special to the Appeal)

On the third play of the game for the Newton County offense, ninth grade quarterback Damon Mapp dislocated his hip, a move that eventually brought both teams to the middle of the field to pray for the young man.