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Retired Staff Sgt. Charles “Chuck” Gardner, of Union, was honored by the Friends of Mississippi Veterans on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the Mississippi Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Newton. Gardner was honored for his service during World War II, where he served as an aviation mechanic in the Pacific Theater.
On Sunday, Clarke Venable Baptist Church in Decatur will host a blood drive to help a young local man who is battling a rare condition called aplastic anemia and to bring awareness to the state’s blood shortage.
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.
Lake Middle School was placed on lockdown on Friday morning after a student was found with a firearm on campus.
For nearly 65 years ago, J.M. Barrie’s musical “Peter Pan” has captivated audiences around the world on stage, the small screen and the big screen. Next week, the Newton Theatre Company will bring the story to the Roxy Theater stage in its production of “Peter Pan Jr.”
Newton police are looking for one of two suspects in connection with the robbery of the Junction Shell Station on Hwy. 15 on Wednesday night.
One of the suspects, Daison Martin, 26, was arrested and booked into the Newton County Jail on Thursday but one suspect is still at large.