The Zack Grady era got off to a rocky start Friday night at Morgan Field, as the Newton Tigers fell to Madison St. Joseph 35-22 in the season opener for both teams.
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The Newton County School Board voted to move forward with its plan to borrow $2.3 million to conduct upgrades various school properties for the development of its career/tech and pre-k classrooms and to upgrade security around the campuses.
Two of the nine suspects charged in the connection with the murder of Newton’s Jamarcus Townsend received 20-year sentences within the last two weeks.
On Aug. 7, 19-year-old Jordan Myers was sentenced to an 20-year sentence after being convicted of conspiracy to commit murder.
In a short, uneventful August meeting last week, the Union Board of Aldermen wasted very little time in disposing of a brief agenda of routine items.
They held a brief discussion with City Clerk Cheryl Chaney about the possibility of planning for a 1-mill tax raise in September, but took no action.
All five area football teams got their final tune-ups before the football season kicks off this Friday night.
On Friday, three of those teams played at East Central Community College. Union started the jamboree with a 27-15 loss to Northeast Lauderdale. Then Newton County kicked off the Bobby Bass era with a 7-0 win over Lake.
It’s been a rough week for the Generals as head coach Rob Roberts has been out with his mother in the hospital.
On Thursday, the Generals played in the Tri-County jamboree where they lost 7-0 to Central Holmes and 21-0 to Central Hinds.