Meridian VA Clinic to host Hepatitis C testing
The Newton County Lady Cougars had an up-and-down week on the softball diamond.
The Lady Cougars blanked Union 10-0 to open the week and then opened Division 5-4A play with a pair of 14-0 wins over Quitman. On Friday, the Lady Cougars ventured to the Mississippi Gulf Coast where they lost 8-4 to Baker and 3-0 to Harrison Central.
A young man, a student at East Central Junior College, found a wallet belonging to a gentleman who had visited the shop there. He was walking to return it, when he met Malcolm “Puddin” Jones, his wife Lottie, and their lovely daughter, Merita, driving back to find the wallet.
After serving his country in World War II, retired Staff Sgt. Charles Ralph Gardner returned to his hometown of Union to serve his community. For 40 years, the lifelong Union native owned Gardner's Electric Shop, providing appliances to families all over Newton and Neshoba counties and beyond.
The Newton Police Department investigated a bomb threat at Pilate Middle School Tuesday morning.
Newton Municipal School Superintendent Nola Bryant said that Pilate Middle Principal Sharon Hoye took a call for a bomb threat at 6:40 a.m. Tuesday. At that point, the school district implemented its emergency plan.
In 2009, Rev. Donald R. Taylor, a well-loved and respected evangelist from the Conehatta area, had been on a mission trip to Indonesia.
Union native and current Union Middle School Principal Tyler Hansford has been
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.
It wasn’t the start or the finish that Tate Hanna envisioned when he took the head football job at Lake High School.
The Hornets opened the season at Pelahatchie and suffered a heartbreaking 14-12 loss when the Chiefs scored with seven seconds in the game.
With a standing-room only crowd on hand, the Newton County Lady Cougars put on a hitting display on Tuesday night.
The Lady Cougars banged out 45 hits and crushed nine home runs as the Lady Cougars thumped visiting Wesson 20-2 and 22-6 to advance to the Class II state championship series.
Lake Middle School was placed on lockdown on Friday morning after a student was found with a firearm on campus.
Members of the 2017 Homecoming Court at East Central Community College in Decatur included (front row, from left) freshman maids Sabrina Boyd of Meridian and Vanity Payne of Philadelphia; sophomore maids Makaeya Brock of Decatur and Taylor Hardy of Starkville; queen Autumn Taylor of Newton; sophomore maid Hayden Hudspeth of Louisville; maid of