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The Newton Police Department will not seek charges related to a Facebook post about an alleged kidnapping attempt, Chief of Police Harvey Curry said Monday.

Caption: Shawna Leigh Bush of Lawrence received the Duff Scholarship at an honor ceremony on the Delta State campus recently. She is the daughter of Pam Bush and Louis Bush. (Submitted Photo)

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.

Sports briefs


ECCC golf team opens season with 4th place finish

The East Central Community College golf team improved 13 shots and three spots in the standings over the final day to finish tied for fourth in MACJC Conference Event No. 1 held Sept. 23-24 at Eagle Ridge Golf Course in Raymond.

NCA fights to stay alive


The Newton County Academy Lady Generals are fighting for their tournament life after falling into the loser’s bracket on Saturday in the South AA Tournament at Brookhaven.

The Lady Generals opened the tournament with a 4-0 win over Centreville but then dropped a 7-4 decision to Glenbrook to fall into the loser’s bracket.