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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.

FOOTBALL: UNION 12, ENTERPRISE 44 — Injury-plagued Yellowjackets end season at Enterprise


Union’s Lane Hanna has the ball knocked out of his hands by an Enterprise defender on Thursday night. (Jacob Robertson/Special to The Appeal)

A season of injuries and misfortune finally came to a merciful ending for the Union Yellowjackets on Thursday night.

FOOTBALL: NEWTON COUNTY 7, NORTHEAST JONES 41 — Cougars end season with tough loss on road


Miguel Evans picks up a first down for the Cougars. (Eddie Thorne/Special to the Appeal)

On the third play of the game for the Newton County offense, ninth grade quarterback Damon Mapp dislocated his hip, a move that eventually brought both teams to the middle of the field to pray for the young man.



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