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Eric Neel, who has coached high school girls’ fast pitch softball teams to five state championships in Mississippi, has been selected as the new softball coach at East Central Community College in Decatur.

The final Newton County results for last Tuesday’s primaries were similar to the statewide totals.  After all affidavit votes were counted last week for the Democratic U.S. House District 3 primary, state Rep. Michael T.

The Newton Area Chamber of Commerce honored Leigh Anne Whittle and Randy Cuchens as the Woman of the Year and Man of the Year, respectively, at its annual chamber banquet on Thursday night.

The Union Chamber of Commerce’s first ever Union Day begins at 8 a.m. Saturday and continues to 4 p.m.

For the last two years, Tre Hillie has played in the shadows of several college prospects at Newton High School.

Kamon Shelwood would be considered a late bloomer.

After sitting out his sophomore year in baseball, Shelwood went back out for the team.



A Facebook post on the story "LOCAL CAR THEFT SUSPECTS NABBED IN KOSCIUSKO" incorrectly linked a photo of local resident Gary Brown. Mr. Brown was not charged with this crime and is not connected with this incident. The Appeal regrets the error and is happy to set the record straight.

UGF makes final push


The United Givers Fund is making one final push for donations to help 26 local agencies this year.

Van Lucas, campaign drive chairman, said that while donations are running behind where they normally are in previous years, they are confident that they will be able to make a strong push in the final months of the 2017-2018 campaign.

VR comes to classrooms


When it comes to virtual reality technology in Mississippi high schools, Newton Municipal School District is at the head of the class.

The Newton Board of Education recently accepted a $3,100 scholarship to install a virtual reality sensor classroom.



Funeral services for William Burton were held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 14 at Thomas & Jones... READ MORE