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High School Softball
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The East Central Community College men’s soccer team will be looking to defend its 2017 Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges North Division Title when the 2018 season officially gets underway Aug. 24 on the road at Jones County Junior College.
The Newton County Academy fast-pitch softball team improved to 6-3 on the season with a pair of wins this week on the diamond.
The Lady Generals opened the week with a 9-3 win over Kemper Academy and then shut out Prentiss Christian 7-0 on Tuesday.
It’s been a rough week for the Generals as head coach Rob Roberts has been out with his mother in the hospital.
On Thursday, the Generals played in the Tri-County jamboree where they lost 7-0 to Central Holmes and 21-0 to Central Hinds.
The Newton County Lady Cougars began defense of their state championship last week by splitting a pair of games in the Newton County Classic.
The Lady Cougars opened the season with a 12-2 win over Clarkdale before dropping a 7-6 decision to Neshoba Central.
The Lake Lady Hornets kicked off the slow-pitch softball season with a pair of games on Saturday but couldn’t come away with a win.
Lake lost the opener 5-4 to Leake Central and tied Philadelphia 3-3 in an eight-inning, time-limit contest.
Lake will play at Union on Monday in their only scheduled action of the week.
In a short, uneventful August meeting last week, the Union Board of Aldermen wasted very little time in disposing of a brief agenda of routine items.
They held a brief discussion with City Clerk Cheryl Chaney about the possibility of planning for a 1-mill tax raise in September, but took no action.
Union native and current Union Middle School Principal Tyler Hansford has been sele
This past week was quite an exciting week in sports.
The NCAA men’s basketball tournament was as fun as any that I can remember. The only one I can remember that was more fun was the year Mississippi State made it to the Final Four. But for sheer enjoyment, the opening weekend was great.
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.
Union native and current Lake High School Principal Lee Killen, has been selected as the next principal of Union Middle School. He was hired during a special called board meeting on Tuesday, April 3.
The City of Union suffered a huge loss this weekend as longtime Union Municipal Judge and Board of Aldermen Attorney Rex Gordon Jr., passed away suddenly late Saturday night.
Newton County coroner Danny Shoemaker said Gordon died of a cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead just before midnight at Laird Hospital in Union.
It wasn’t the start or the finish that Tate Hanna envisioned when he took the head football job at Lake High School.
The Hornets opened the season at Pelahatchie and suffered a heartbreaking 14-12 loss when the Chiefs scored with seven seconds in the game.
Union police arrested two men for car theft last week.
UPD Chief Billy Pat Walker said the department learned that James B. Rice, 31, and Joshua A. Andrews, both of Neshoba County, were spotted in Kosciusko. The two were suspected in the taking of a motor vehicle from the Hilltop Nursing Home in Union on Dec. 12.
A home on Third Avenue in Newton was gutted by a fire this afternoon.
Firefighters from Newton, Decatur and Hickory responded to the blaze, which consumed the interior of a brick home that had a chimney.
There were no apparent injuries from the fire as of this afternoon. The cause is under investigation.
Lake Middle School was placed on lockdown on Friday morning after a student was found with a firearm on campus.
The Newton Police Department investigated a bomb threat at Pilate Middle School Tuesday morning.
Newton Municipal School Superintendent Nola Bryant said that Pilate Middle Principal Sharon Hoye took a call for a bomb threat at 6:40 a.m. Tuesday. At that point, the school district implemented its emergency plan.
Kamon Shelwood would be considered a late bloomer.
After sitting out his sophomore year in baseball, Shelwood went back out for the team.
Two years later, Shelwood is headed to play college baseball, recently signing with Coahoma Community College where he will play outfield and first base.