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Students with academic excellence for the 2017-18 school representing the Class of 2019 at Newton County High School are, from left, (front row) Jordan Wall, Cassidy Williams, Clay Cooley, Aubrey Hollingsworth, Sarah Holsonback, Alison Watson,...

The old gymnasium on the campus of Union Elementary and High schools has served the needs of Yellowjacket nation for the last 71 years, and school officials hope it will continue to serve the community for another 71 years or more after the...

The American Legion Post 89 in Decatur has a new item in its collection of historical items related to veterans in Newton County and other areas.

Division I schools lining up for Lake’s Campbell

It’s not hard to spot Lake’s Aaron Campbell on the football field.

He’s the large, lanky outside linebacker that most teams are running away from.

Newton County Academy football coach Rob Roberts can never be accused of building a week schedule.

In his time at NCA, Roberts has built the Generals into one of AA’s most respected programs, winning the state championship in 2013.

Notes, quotes and a thought or two…

One of the things that I like to do is see how our kids at Leake Academy are doing in their summer activities so I’m Facebook friends with a lot of the parents.

Extension service to host third annual ‘Christmas in July’ learning session

Newton County’s Mississippi State University Extension Service will be sponsoring a morning of educational sessions for the community on Wednesday, July 25 at MSU Experiment Station, Newton. Included in the event will be how-to instructions on decorating dining areas with local greenery, directed by Jim DelPrince. Registration costs $10. Other experts from around the state will be converging to deliver this information at the event.

Steele gets STEM training


Recently, teachers from across the state came together in Harrison County for the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) annual Roadways Into Developing Elementary Students (RIDES) program training.

Regina Steele of Newton Elementary School was among the participants who were apart of the RIDES STEM program recently.