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Overall Character Winners

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

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 Holliman coordinates the Character Education initiative at NCES.


Steele gets STEM training

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

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.

Regina Steele of Newton Elementary School was among the participants who were apart of the RIDES STEM program recently.



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WhistleStop Marketplace returns, Newton Chamber to host drawings

By BRENT MAZE,

The Newton Chamber of Commerce is hosting its seventh annual Whistlestop Marketplace on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Former chamber executive directors Leigh Anne Whittle and Angie Burks started the event eight years ago to give Newton County residents a local option for Christmas arts and crafts shopping.








Three girls vie for Distinguished Young Woman title on Saturday

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

The Distinguished Young Woman program for Newton County will be Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at ECCC’s Huff Auditorium.

Doors will open around 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the door and program books will be $5.

They are competing for the title of Distinguished Young Woman of Newton County for 2019.  They are all juniors.


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City mourns loss of Gordon

By DEMETRIUS THOMPSON,

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.






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