Aldermen in the City of Newton is considering whether it will annex additional land into the city limits.
At a meeting on June 5, the Board of Aldermen looked at a map outlining the areas where the city limits could be expanded.
Newton County’s unemployment rate fell again for March from 4.6 percent in February to 4.5 percent according to date from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.
Newton County was tied with five other counties (Jones, Lauderdale, Leake, Lowndes and Webster) for the 32nd lowest unemployment rate in the state.
After a grueling opening-round series with Walnut, the Union Lady Yellowjackets needed a break.
They got one against Riverside.
The Lady Jackets cruised to a second-round win as they hammered Riverside 18-1 on Tuesday and 19-0 on Wednesday to sweep the series in two games.
Generally, the teams that come up with the big two-out hits and pitch the ball well win playoff games.
Newton County Academy did both last week.
The Generals got two dominant pitching performances and plenty of two-out hits as they swept River Oaks 5-0 and 4-3 to advance to the second round of the Class AA playoffs.
Annual ECCC Warrior Golf Classic Moves to Friday, May 11
The 17th Warrior Golf Classic sponsored by the East Central Community College Alumni Association will be held on Friday, May 11, the first time the annual event has been held on a Friday to better accommodate the participating golfers.
East Central Community College in Decatur recently announced members of the 2018-2019 Cheerleading Squad following tryouts held on the Decatur campus.