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.
Today's Top Stories
It was a year of championships and surprising moves this past season.
From Lake’s resurgence on the football field to Newton County’s dominations on the public and private school tennis courts, it was an interesting year in sports in the Newton County Appeal’s coverage area.
Here is a look at the top stories from 2017:
Both Newton County Academy basketball teams split a pair of games in the Lamar Christmas Bash last week.
The NCA boys beat Russell Christian 53-37 and lost 41-22 to Lamar in the tournament finals while the Lady Generals beat Russell Christian 38-21 and lost to Clarkdale 50-35.
Newton County residents welcomed the New Year in the midst of frigid temperatures on Sunday night.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for the area until 9 a.m. Tuesday morning and a hard freeze warning until noon, Wednesday, Jan. 3.
Several defendants were sentenced in the final session of the year for the Newton County Eighth Circuit Court this month.
Jeremie Brandon Davis, 36, of Marion, was sentenced to complete drug court and a $2,000 fine after pleading guilty to possession of methamphetamine and marijuana.
East Central Community College in Decatur has been designated as a Military Friendly School by Victory Media for the sixth consecutive year.
ECCC is one of only four community colleges in Mississippi to earn the Military Friendly designation for 2018.