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The ECCC softball team will host Hinds Community College in a Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges best-of-three first-round state playoff series Friday and Saturday, April 27-28, at the Softball Park on campus.

Michael Hillie holds a special place for Ray Payne.

Hillie, who is serving his eighth term on the Newton Board of Aldermen, sees similarities of himself in Payne, who was elected to his first full term last year.

The Union Chamber of Commerce has announced plans to host a new festival for the City of Union this Father’s Day weekend.

The Newton County Chapter of the NAACP will host its annual Freedom Fund Banquet at 6 p.m.  Saturday, May 5 at East Central Community College in Decatur.  The keynote speaker for the event will be Nola Bryant, superintendent of the Newton...

When Bethany Wellerman signed with East Central Community College, she didn’t know if she really belonged, despite winning back to back state championships at Newton County Academy.

The Union Yellowjacket powerlifting team used a pair of record-breaking lifts to repeat as Class 2A state championships.

Union scored 47 points to win the state championship as East Union was second with 33 points.

Cougars limp into playoffs


The Newton County Lady Cougars stumbled into the playoffs, losing two out of three contests last week.

The Lady Cougars suffered a pair of shutout losses, falling 5-0 to Enterprise and 7-0 to Neshoba Central. The Lady Cougars bounced back with an 8-4 win over Northwest Rankin to end the regular season.