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The Newton County Academy Generals suffered three more losses last week to extend their losing streak to six games.

Union baseball coach Dustin Hamrick saw the good and the bad this past week from his Yellowjackets.

On Tuesday, the Yellowjackets run-ruled Sebastopol 13-3. The Yellowjackets then turned around and lost 10-1 to Morton.

The Lake Lady Hornets split four games over the spring break as they get ready to begin division softball play.

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.

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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.