East Central Community College sophomore golfer David Barry of Laurel claimed eighth place as an individual to help lead the Warriors to a fourth-place finish at the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges Conference/State...
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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.
Planning for the upcoming 15th Annual Loose Caboose Festival is underway. The Newton Chamber of Commerce held a volunteer information meeting on Feb. 22 at the Historic Newton Depot and is currently accepting volunteer applications who will help with the two-day event.
The Mississippi Department of Education released on Feb. 15 the high school graduation rates for the 2016-17 school year, which show that the state’s graduation rate has reached an all-time high of 83 percent. Mississippi’s rate is just one point shy of the national graduation rate of 84 percent.
The East Central Community College Financial Aid Office is offering free assistance with completing the FAFSA for students interested in attending college in fall 2018.
East Central Community College will officially dedicate Lucille Wood Court at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, at the college’s new Tennis Complex on the campus in Decatur.
One of the eight courts at the new state-of-the-art complex is being named in recognition of Wood thanks to a gift to the college from members of her family.
The Newton County Academy Generals lost three out of four contests last week and fell to 2-4 on the season.
The Generals lost twice to Wayne Academy, falling 4-3 and 14-3. Then on Saturday, the Generals lost 5-0 to Tri-County before beating River Oaks, La., 11-0.