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Aldermen in the City of Newton is considering whether it will annex additional land into the city limits.

At a meeting on June 5, the Board of Aldermen looked at a map outlining the areas where the city limits could be expanded.

After a nearly two-year wait in between festivals in the city of Union, area residents and visitors crowded into downtown Union on Saturday for the first ever Union Day.

JACKSON — Although there were not two schools in the state top 10 of this year’s district-level passing rates for the first administration of the Third Grade Reading Assessment, all of the county’s three public schools were above the 90 percent...

After almost every football practice at Lake last year, football coach Tate Hanna could find two players running hills.

Those two players were star running back Mark Qualls and his protégé D’Alex Jennings.

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.










Vincent to lead state’s SBC

By BRENT MAZE,

Clarke-Venable Baptist Church pastor Mark Vincent has been named the president of the Mississippi Baptist Convention.

Vincent, who has served at Clark-Venable since June 2004, said he wasn’t seeking the position, but after praying and thinking about the opportunity, he agreed to serve if he was elected.






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