Today's Top Stories

The Newton County Academy Generals suffered three more losses last week to extend their losing streak to six games.

Union baseball coach Dustin Hamrick saw the good and the bad this past week from his Yellowjackets.

On Tuesday, the Yellowjackets run-ruled Sebastopol 13-3. The Yellowjackets then turned around and lost 10-1 to Morton.

The Lake Lady Hornets split four games over the spring break as they get ready to begin division softball play.

Jessica Branning, an English literature teacher at Union Middle School, was honored Friday, March 2, during the Mississippi Association of Educators' inaugural Mississippi Excellence in Education Awards held at the Jackson Convention Center.

From the early 1950s, all the way to the late 2000s, Newton County residents with vision problems turned to longtime optometrist Dr. Lois Bernell Adkins who helped them to see the world better.

Members of East Central Community College’s Theta Chi Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda received top honors during the State Leadership Conference and qualified for national competition in 16 categories.

Vincent to lead state’s SBC


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.

New combi oven arrives for Union Public School District


Union Elementary and Union High School are enjoying new kitchen equipment as part of a comprehensive effort to improve student health. 

Union High School purchased a new oven steamer using funds from a Nutrition Integrity grant from the Mississippi Department of Education Office of Child Nutrition, funded by The Bower Foundation.