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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.

The Newton Lady Tigers picked up two more wins this past week as they beat a pair of Division 4-2A foes.

The Lady Hornets beat Lake 62-20 on Tuesday and then took a big 50-34 win over Philadelphia on Friday.

A winter weather advisory as been issued beginning at 9 a.m tomorrow morning and continuing until midnight Tuesday.

The National Weather Service is predicting between a dusting and one inch of snow to accumulate. 

A home on Third Avenue in Newton was gutted by a fire this afternoon.

Firefighters from Newton, Decatur and Hickory responded to the blaze, which consumed the interior of a brick home that had a chimney.

A 37-year-old Newton man has been charged with the Jan. 8 burglary of JJ’s Quick Stop on Northside Drive in Newton.

Tigers escape with tough win


Last week in a blowout win against Madison St. Joseph, Newton coach Ryan Smith complained to his team about their lack of execution on two-point plays.

This week against Eupora, it was the difference in the game as the Tigers converted all three of their attempts and took a hard-fought 24-19 win over the home-standing Eagles.