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Caption: Fourteen educators from across the state make up the tenth cohort of the Principal Corps.

NCES recognizes students who receive the most nominations during the year for modeling character on campus, from left, (front row) Olivia Thompson, Clark Gentry, Ryleigh Massey, (back row) Drew Walker, Stephen Moore, and PJ Sperandeo.  Tracy...

Character winners, representing “Respect,” at Newton County Elementary School are from left, (front row) Kinzley Bishop, Erin Tullos, Fisher Edwards, (back row) from left:  Luke Hall, Aiden Ramage, and Cynthia Wilkerson.

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.

“Safety is the number one priority for the Mississippi Department of Transportation,” said Melinda McGrath, P.E. MDOT executive director.

The administration and staff of the Newton County Career and Technical Center announce the completion of the Early Childhood program by these students for the 2017-18 school year.

Hundreds of families pay their respects to veterans


On a cool but sunny Saturday morning, hundreds of military families from across the state came to the Mississippi Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Newton for this years’ Wreath’s Across American program. The event was sponsored by Friends of Mississippi Veterans and its annual meeting was held in conjunction with the program.

Tigers edge Cougars


In a battle of two of the area’s better teams, it was 2A Newton that came away with the win over the 4A Cougars.

Newton’s Brandon Payne put in the go-ahead shot with 35 seconds remaining as Newton took an 55-52 win over homestanding Newton County on Friday night.