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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.
Over the last few days, our hearts have been heavy mourning the loss of Demetrius Thompson. Good ole Demetrius was one of the best people I’ve ever worked with.
On Saturday, another native of Newton County will be taking command of the 168th Engineer Brigade.
Tyson Pompelia etched his name in Neshoba County Fair history on Saturday morning.
Pompelia became only the second competitor to win three straight Heart Of Dixie Triathlons as he crushed the competition by more than six minutes with a final time of 1:54:36, well ahead of Meridian’s Adam Leister who finished with a time of 2:04:58.
KNRLS Summer Reading Program continues
The Kemper-Newton Regional Library’s Summer Reading Program is currently underway. This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock” and many of this summer’s events will be centered around music. Here is the remaining schedule for the Union, Newton and Decatur branches:
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, Jonathan Boudreaux, (back row) Luke Williams, Connor Boggan, Autumn Willis, Abby Newell, Cheyenne Brow
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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.
With starting pitcher Taylor Evans sidelined with a foot injury, it was a tough day for the Newton County Academy Lady Generals on Saturday.
The Lady Generals opened the season with three straight losses, falling to Simpson, Centreville and Canton at the Simpson County Academy Tournament at the Magee Sportsplex.
With a standing-room only crowd on hand, the Newton County Lady Cougars put on a hitting display on Tuesday night.
The Lady Cougars banged out 45 hits and crushed nine home runs as the Lady Cougars thumped visiting Wesson 20-2 and 22-6 to advance to the Class II state championship series.
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Kelly Cluff and Carla Jacome-Cluff of Hickory, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Katherine Jacome-Cluff to Dylan Raines, son of Bill and Betty Raines of Little Rock.
Katherine is in her second year of pharmacy school at the University of Mississippi.
A Scotland-based company has entered into a binding agreement to acquire ESCO Corporation (“ESCO”), a US company based in Portland, Ore., for an equity value of $1.0 billion and an estimated enterprise value of $1.285 billion.
It’s often been said to win a state championship, you have to get a break somewhere along the way.
Ironically, East Union may have given Lake the break it needed.
East Union knocked out Division 4-2A champion Philadelphia, a team that beat Lake twice in the regular season.
Four Newton County teenagers are being held at the Lauderdale County Jail after being arrested after shooting at a Lauderdale County sheriff’s deputy and leading authorities on a high speed chase on Monday afternoon.
While no one was injured, shots were reportedly fired at a Lauderdale County deputy’s patrol car during the pursuit.
In 2009, Rev. Donald R. Taylor, a well-loved and respected evangelist from the Conehatta area, had been on a mission trip to Indonesia.
Newton County has been included in today’s winter weather advisory by the National Weather Service. The counties of Kemper, Rankin, Scott and Newton are expected to get light rain that will gradually mix with then change over to light snow tonight and Friday morning.
Cody Gressett has been named STAR Student for the 2017-2018 school year by the Mississippi Economic Council M.B. Swayze Foundation, sponsor of the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition program.
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.