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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.

Shooting suspect dies


Less than two weeks after he was arrested in the shooting of Latrina Patrick, a Lawrence man has passed away. Newton County Sheriff Jackie Knight said Maurice Osborne Sr. died in the early morning hours on Monday, Sept.4 at Anderson's Medical Center in Meridian due to complications with his kidney.

Tigers escape with tough win


Last week in a blowout win against Madison St. Joseph, Newton coach Ryan Smith complained to his team about their lack of execution on two-point plays.

This week against Eupora, it was the difference in the game as the Tigers converted all three of their attempts and took a hard-fought 24-19 win over the home-standing Eagles.