After a week of relatively warm temperatures icy weather conditions returned to the Newton County area this week.
The Lake Lady Hornets won two of three games this past week, beating Newton 19-8 in a division contest. On Saturday, Lake lost 9-1 to West Lauderdale and finished the week off with a walk-off win against Northeast Lauderdale.
One of the state’s most interesting matchups will take place this week when Lamar School travels down Interstate 20 to take on the Newton Tigers.
Newton enters the contest with a 2-0 record, fresh off a 24-19 win on the road against Eupora last week.
The Newton County Lady Cougars improved to 8-2 on the season, winning five games in slow-pitch action.
The Lady Cougars beat Meridian 8-6 and followed that up with division wins over Morton and Raleigh. Then, the Lady Cougars beat West Lauderdale 8-4 and Meridian 17-4.
People attending events with the Newton Chamber of Commerce have noticed a new face.
That person is Emily Jacome-Cluff, who was tapped by the chamber’s board of directors to lead the organization. And while she was born in Alaska, her family made Newton County home many years ago.
The Mississippi Department of Education released the results for the 2016-17 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment on Thursday and Union Elementary School was ranked fourth in the state among all school districts in the average scale score.
The Newton County Eighth District Circuit Court completed its August session last week and convicted armed robber Steve Terrell Williams was among the defendants who were sentenced.
Williams, 32, of Jackson was arrested and charged with the robbery of the Newton BankFirst branch on Nov. 29, 2016.