After a week of relatively warm temperatures icy weather conditions returned to the Newton County area this week.
It wasn’t the freshman season that former Newton County standout Cassidy Blount envisioned at Belhaven. But then again, she didn’t have to watch it from the bench either.
Blount recently completed her first year of collegiate softball at Belhaven, helping the Lady Blazers to an 18-20 record as she started 34 games at catcher.
Hundreds of mourners came out to pay their respects to former Newton County Appeal columnist and community fixture Sue Addy on Friday and Saturday. Addy passed away on Thursday after a two-and-a-half-year battle with cancer.
She was 72.
Rush Health Systems announced last week that it will be cutting its personnel by 4 percent.
Hospital officials declined to comment via phone last week, but it issued a prepared statement by Scott Vincent, Rush Health Systems human resources director.