Today's Top Stories

Jessica Branning, an English literature teacher at Union Middle School, was honored Friday, March 2, during the Mississippi Association of Educators' inaugural Mississippi Excellence in Education Awards held at the Jackson Convention Center.

From the early 1950s, all the way to the late 2000s, Newton County residents with vision problems turned to longtime optometrist Dr. Lois Bernell Adkins who helped them to see the world better.

Members of East Central Community College’s Theta Chi Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda received top honors during the State Leadership Conference and qualified for national competition in 16 categories.

It was a rough week on the baseball diamond for Newton County as they lost three games.

Newton County Academy's pre-district schedule extracted three more losses last week.

After getting beat 10-0 by Newton County on Monday, the Union Lady Yellowjackets took out their frustration on Newton and Meridian.

Union beat Newton 20-0 on Thursday in a 4-2A contest and then beat Meridian 12-0 on Saturday.

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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.

City releases final ordinance


A new ordinance regulating dogs and other animals for residents in the City of Newton will go into effect 30 days from today.

The ordinance in its entirety can be found on Page 5B of today’s Newton County Appeal. The regulations were adopted by outgoing Board of Aldermen that only included two of the current aldermen.