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Three area high schools held commencement ceremonies last week. Things started off on Thursday when early rain left the Union High School football field too soggy to hold the graduation ceremony, moving the event into the high school gym.

Next weekend, the Newton Theatre Company will bring to life one of the most celebrated works of literature with its first ever production of “Pride and Prejudice.”

After a successful inaugural outing in 2017, the Underground Railroad Re-Run will resume this summer.

After back-to-back playoff appearances, it was going to be difficult to find a replacement for football coach Ryan Smith, who left to coach at his college alma matter.

But the Tigers found someone capable of filling those big shoes.

Golf just seems to run strong in the Ogletree family.

Long-time professor and East Central Community College historian Ovid Vickers said in the 50 years he has been on campus, he has never seen a player go to an Ivy League school.

4 enter race for Ward 4


Four people have already qualified to run in the July 1 Newton special election to fill a vacancy in Ward 4.

As of Tuesday morning, Terry Arrd, Franceania Moncrief, Ramonica Evans and Jesse Snow have all qualified to fill the position vacated by the death of Ray Payne.

Newton 4x800m wins state


One of the most exciting events of the day was one of the first on Friday at the Class 2A State Track Meet.

The Newton team of Jadarious Hardy, Ladarious Hardy, Tyreke Snow and Jeremiah Morris won the 4x800-meter relay with a time of 8:47.93, beating out Leflore County who finished with a time of 8:51.71.

Lake bound for state


It’s often been said to win a state championship, you have to get a break somewhere along the way.

Ironically, East Union may have given Lake the break it needed.

East Union knocked out Division 4-2A champion Philadelphia, a team that beat Lake twice in the regular season.

Sports briefs 5/09/18

ECCC’s Clark named MACJC Golf Co-Coach of the Year

Chris Clark, head golf coach at East Central Community College in Decatur since 2011, has been named Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges Golf Co-Coach of the Year for 2017-18.



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