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The 2019 Distinguished Young Woman of Newton County program was held Saturday night at ECCC's Huff Auditorium.  Jasmin Brooks was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Newton County for 2019.

Union Middle School and Union Elementary School students got the opportunity to create their own personal books this spring as they were unveiled at a publishing party in the school cafeteria on Monday morning...

OXFORD — University of Mississippi faculty, staff and students gave visiting Grisham fellows from Newton High School a taste of academic opportunities and community service during a visit to campus this week.

The Decatur Board of Aldermen got a look at a model of what could be the town’s next fire truck at a special meeting on Thursday.

After a dismal showing in the semifinals of the Division 5-4A Tournament on Thursday, the Newton County Lady Cougars rebounded on Friday with a win to finish as the No. 3 seed in the tournament with a 58-39 over Quitman.

Even when his Newton Tigers trailed by double digits in the fourth period, Newton boys basketball coach Darin Gray never doubted his team.

Harness racing still one of the most popular activities at fair


 One of the mainstays of the Neshoba County Fair, which has been hosted for more than a century on the fairgrounds on Hwy. 21, has been the annual harness and running horse races at the track.

Gilbert Donald, president of Neshoba County Fair Association, said the Fair’s track was licensed in 1924 by the U.S Trotting Association.

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Rose, Alderman named to Class AA All-MAIS team

The Newton County Academy duo of Braxton Rose and Kemp Alderman were recently named to the 2017 Class AA All-MAIS team.

Rose was selected as a pitcher while Alderman was selected as a catcher.