Today's Top Stories

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.

It was a rough week on the baseball diamond for Newton County as they lost three games.

Newton County Academy's pre-district schedule extracted three more losses last week.

After getting beat 10-0 by Newton County on Monday, the Union Lady Yellowjackets took out their frustration on Newton and Meridian.

Union beat Newton 20-0 on Thursday in a 4-2A contest and then beat Meridian 12-0 on Saturday.

Tigers fall to Rebels


Newton faced its biggest challenge of the season on Friday when the Tigers took on the Scott Central Rebels at E.L. Morgan Field.

In the matchup of unbeaten teams, the size of the Rebels’ offensive and defensive line proved to be the difference in a 35-12 homecoming loss for Newton.


Union School Public District receives grant for steam oven


Union Elementary and High School will soon enjoy new kitchen equipment as part of a comprehensive effort to improve student health. 

The district will soon purchase 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.  

Sports briefs


ECCC compete in MACJC event No. 2 in Wesson

East Central Community College golfers Bailey Threlkeld and Jacob Hamner tied for 15th place as the Warriors competed in Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges Conference Event No. 2 Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at Wolf Hollow Golf Club in Wesson.