Newton County 4-H Club hosts robotics and LEGOS club
Newton County Academy's pre-district schedule extracted three more losses last week.
The Generals lost a pair of games to Leake Academy, falling 7-3 on Monday night and 7-6 on Thursday. Then on Friday, the Generals lost 11-1 to Lamar School to finish out the week.
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. National competition will be held this summer in Baltimore, Md. The state conference was held at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus.
It was a rough week on the baseball diamond for Newton County as they lost three games.
The Cougars opened Division 5-4A play and were swept by Northeast Lauderdale 12-4 and 12-2. Then on Saturday, the Cougars lost a 9-7 contest to Morton to finish out the week.
After serving his country in World War II, retired Staff Sgt. Charles Ralph Gardner returned to his hometown of Union to serve his community. For 40 years, the lifelong Union native owned Gardner's Electric Shop, providing appliances to families all over Newton and Neshoba counties and beyond.
In 2009, Rev. Donald R. Taylor, a well-loved and respected evangelist from the Conehatta area, had been on a mission trip to Indonesia.
Newton High Booster Club to host Big Blue Barbecue
The Newton High School Athletic Booster Club will sponsor a “Big Blue Barbecue”
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday March 9 at Cash Money in Newton. Chicken and rib plates will be available.
A home on Third Avenue in Newton was gutted by a fire this afternoon.
Firefighters from Newton, Decatur and Hickory responded to the blaze, which consumed the interior of a brick home that had a chimney.
There were no apparent injuries from the fire as of this afternoon. The cause is under investigation.
Lake Middle School was placed on lockdown on Friday morning after a student was found with a firearm on campus.
With a standing-room only crowd on hand, the Newton County Lady Cougars put on a hitting display on Tuesday night.
The Lady Cougars banged out 45 hits and crushed nine home runs as the Lady Cougars thumped visiting Wesson 20-2 and 22-6 to advance to the Class II state championship series.
Members of the 2017 Homecoming Court at East Central Community College in Decatur included (front row, from left) freshman maids Sabrina Boyd of Meridian and Vanity Payne of Philadelphia; sophomore maids Makaeya Brock of Decatur and Taylor Hardy of Starkville; queen Autumn Taylor of Newton; sophomore maid Hayden Hudspeth of Louisville; maid of