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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.

Little Rock to host revival/homecoming

Little Rock MB Church will begin its fall revival with the annual homecoming celebration on Sunday, Aug. 5 starting at 10:30 a.m. and the first revival night will begin Sunday night at 6 p.m. The revival will continue at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 6 through Aug. 9. Pastor Carl Smith and the Little Rock Church family invite are church members to join them in worship. The scheduled of speakers is as follows: • Sunday night 6 p.m. – the Rev. Tracy Glass, of New Mount Calvary MB Church, Lake • Monday and Tuesday 7 p.m. – the Rev.

Newton UMC to host blood drive

Mississippi Blood Services (MBS) will be holding a blood drive with Newton United Methodist Church, Sunday, July 22, from noon to 4:30 p.m. The drive will be set up inside the church, which is located at 600 Decatur St. in Newton. Donors will receive a T-shirt (while supplies last). All donors will be registered in the MBS Save Our Summer $1,000 Giveaway for a chance to win $1,000.

Buckley ordination set for July 22

The pastor and members of Lone Pilgrim M.B. Church invite you to the ordination service for Minister James Buckley. This blessed event will take place at 2 p.m on July 22. The ordination sermon will be done by Pastor David Mc Nickles of Greater Works M.B. Church, Forest Park, Ga. We are looking forward to seeing your face in the place. Come and help us make this special occasion a success.

Lake youth football/cheerleading registration now through Aug. 3

Lake Youth Sports Organization is holding open registration for 2018 football and cheerleading until Aug. 3. Forms can be picked up at The Hornets’ Nest in Lake or by texting or calling Wendy Clark at 601-507-8249 to have one emailed. The fee for football is $80 and cheerleading is $60. Each child will keep their uniform at the end of season. Please make checks payable to Lake Youth Organization. A copy of birth certificate is required. Registration forms are to be returned to Lake Youth Organization, PO Box 61, Lake, MS 39092.

David Ring coming to Reid Chapel COG

Reid Chapel Church of God will hold a revival Aug. 13-15 at 7 p.m. nightly. Featured evangelist David Ring will share his powerful testimony of how his relationship with God allowed him to overcome cerebral palsy. Admission is free. Love offerings will be collected nightly. The church is located at 2417 Hwy. 492, Conehatta, MS 39057. For more information, contact Pastor Harmon Smith 601-774-8027.