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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.



A Facebook post on the story "LOCAL CAR THEFT SUSPECTS NABBED IN KOSCIUSKO" incorrectly linked a photo of local resident Gary Brown. Mr. Brown was not charged with this crime and is not connected with this incident. The Appeal regrets the error and is happy to set the record straight.

UGF makes final push


The United Givers Fund is making one final push for donations to help 26 local agencies this year.

Van Lucas, campaign drive chairman, said that while donations are running behind where they normally are in previous years, they are confident that they will be able to make a strong push in the final months of the 2017-2018 campaign.

VR comes to classrooms


When it comes to virtual reality technology in Mississippi high schools, Newton Municipal School District is at the head of the class.

The Newton Board of Education recently accepted a $3,100 scholarship to install a virtual reality sensor classroom.