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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.

Williams takes on new role


For the last three years, Jevon Williams has been a solid role player for the Union Yellowjackets and coach Brad Breland.

But with Tradarius Harris and 90 percent of the Jackets’ offense gone, Williams is accepting his role as Union’s new go-to man, making him an easy choice for The Newton County Appeal’s Elite 11.

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Four-Ball tournament to be held July 8-9

The 26th annual Four-Ball tournament will be held at  Newton Country Club on July 8 and 9.

Tee times will be at 8:30 a.m. and at 1 p.m. on Saturday and 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. Early paid entries have the choice of tee times on Saturday.