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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.
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 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.
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.
Two of the nine suspects charged in the connection with the murder of Newton’s Jamarcus Townsend received 20-year sentences within the last two weeks.
On Aug. 7, 19-year-old Jordan Myers was sentenced to an 20-year sentence after being convicted of conspiracy to commit murder.
Amis: Money needed for Peavey renovation, pre-k classes
The Newton Board of Aldermen appointed Jhaddaka Leverette to the Newton Municipal School District board, taking the place of Ward 4 Alderwoman Romonica Evans on the board.
Leverette was one of nine candidates who turned in their names by the July 13 deadline. Six were present and three were absent.
Another suspect pleads guilty as accessory in exchange for testimony
A change of venue for the retrial of a man accused of conspiring to commit the 2017 St. Patrick’s Day murder of Newton’s Jamarcus Townsend resulted in a guilty verdict on Friday in Eighth District Circuit Court held in Philadelphia.
Paramedics Plus of Tyler, Texas, a for-profit emergency medical service company, is in the process of acquiring LifeCare EMS which services a six county area, including Leake, Winston, Kemper, Scott, Newton and Noxubee Counties.
Newton High School’s Tiger Roars student newspaper was one of the most enjoyed parts of the high school experience during its 17-year run from 1982 to 1999.
Now students and community members who enjoyed the publication as a student can now go online and read the entire archive.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 7 p.m. today.
Isolated severe thunderstorms will be possible over the area tonight. Damaging wind gusts up to 60 mph and hail to the size of quarters will be the primary severe weather threats.
Services for Dr. Richard Calvin Ethridge were held 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at Clarke-Venable Baptist Church with burial in the Decatur City Cemetery. The Rev. Mark Vincent was in charge of the service with Dr. Billy Williams in charge of the music.
Visitation was held 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at Clarke-Venable Baptist Church.
Union’s tennis team ended its season in the division tournament this past week without advancing anyone to the state tournament.
In singles, Francelle Parija lost 6-1, 6-1 to Madison St. Joseph on the boys side while Britley Milling lost 6-0, 6-1 on the girls side.
East Central Community College sophomore golfer David Barry of Laurel claimed eighth place as an individual to help lead the Warriors to a fourth-place finish at the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges Conference/State Tournament held April 12-13 at Dancing Rabbit Golf Club in Choctaw.
The Newton Count Cougars had their hands full with top-ranked West Lauderdale this past week, losing a pair of run-rule games to the rival Knights.
Newton County managed only three hits in the two games, losing 10-0 on Tuesday and 11-0 on Friday.
Patsy Iona Futch May, 77, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of July 28, 2017, at Hilltop Manor Nursing Home.
She was preceded in death by her parents Jakie and Jewel Futch of Conehatta.
With division football play just a week away, Lake football coach Tate Hanna said his Hornets played their best half of football this past week.
The Hornets ran at will on homestanding Richland last week, leading 21-8 at the half and taking a 35-20 win over the Rangers on Friday.
Union and Lake split a pair of games on the baseball diamond this past week.
Lake secured the Division 4-2A title on Tuesday night with a 5-4 walk-off win against Union. The Yellowjackets returned the favor on Friday night with a 5-2 win over Lake to finish second in the division.
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.
The Newton County Lady Cougars added three more wins to their total this week as the playoffs fast approach.
Newton County took a pair of wins over rival West Lauderdale, winning 3-2 on Monday and 13-0 on Thursday. The Lady Cougars finished out the week with a 12-2 win over Clarkdale.
Clarke-Venable Baptist Church pastor Mark Vincent has been named the president of the Mississippi Baptist Convention.
Vincent, who has served at Clark-Venable since June 2004, said he wasn’t seeking the position, but after praying and thinking about the opportunity, he agreed to serve if he was elected.
Amis: Money needed for Peavey renovation, pre-k classes
Newton County suffered its first vehicular fatality of 2018 on Tuesday evening.
Darryl Henderson, 54, of Union, was killed in a head on collision at around 5:17 p.m. at the I-20 exit on Hwy. 80 near the Marathon gas station.
Newton County is officially looking for a new football coach.
After four years of leading the Cougars, head coach Gene Mitchell stepped down after the season due to health reasons.
Mitchell was diagnosed with cancer last year but coached through the season.
According to Newton County Elementary School Principal Jason Roberson, Newton County Elementary will be adding a pre-kindergarten program to their campus beginning in the fall of the 2018-2019 school year.
Newton County Elementary School is the second elementary school to launch a pre-kindergarten program in the county.
For one of the few times in their lives, Zachary and Zackariah Johnson will be separated for two weeks.
Zackariah was recently named as a defensive back in the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star football game. The game consists of Mississippi’s and Alabama’s best football players.
JACKSON – Today, the Mississippi Department of Education released letter grades for schools and districts based on Mississippi’s A-F accountability system that evaluates how schools and districts performed in the 2016-17 school year.