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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...

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...

Dezignz By Nikki hosted their 2nd Annual Bridal Bash on this past Saturday from 4-7p.m. on South Main Street. Each bride had the opportunity to register for their wedding at Dezignz By Nikki. The wedding party then walked over to Spoonfudge!

One bridge has reopened while another remains closed after Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant declared a state of emergency and ordered 87 bridges closed last week across the state.

East Central Community College sophomores Reagan Gorgas of Decatur and Laicon Partain of Sebastopol were named to the 2018 Phi Theta Kappa Community and Junior Colleges All-Mississippi Academic Team. 

Peyton Reeves blossomed on the basketball courts at Newton County this year.

Now the 6-foot-4 senior hopes the same thing will happen at Belhaven University in Jackson.







Water, fire, police departments get Board’s attention in April meeting

By JACK TANNEHILL,

There wasn’t any mention of the Street Department in last week’s April meeting of the Union Board of Aldermen; but, every other department got its time at the table.

Mayor Wayne Welch told the Aldermen that Union was still studying what action it will take with regards to County Line Water Association.


Aldermen discuss alcohol

By BRENT MAZE,

Newton’s Board of Aldermen are considering ways to increase tax revenue, and that included the possiblity of legalizing all alcohol sales.

Alderman Ray Payne said he was tired of seeing all of the tax money spent on alcohol by local residents going to other counties.








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