Meridian VA Clinic to host Hepatitis C testing
Newton County Academy's pre-district schedule extracted three more losses last week.
The Generals lost a pair of games to Leake Academy, falling 7-3 on Monday night and 7-6 on Thursday. Then on Friday, the Generals lost 11-1 to Lamar School to finish out the 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.
The Lady Hornets got a much-needed boost of confidence as they took three run-rule victories last week.
Lake swept Newton in a pair of Division 4-2A victories, beating the Tigers 13-2 and 16-1 on Thursday. They finished off the week with a 17-1 hammering of Noxapater on Saturday.
Newton High Booster Club to host Big Blue Barbecue
The Newton High School Athletic Booster Club will sponsor a “Big Blue Barbecue”
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday March 9 at Cash Money in Newton. Chicken and rib plates will be available.
After opening the season with two wins last week, the Union Yellowjackets dropped three out of four games last week.
The Yellowjackets dropped their first contest of the season on Tuesday in a 7-3 loss to Northeast Lauderdale. On Friday night, Union dropped an 8-2 decision to Newton County.
Union baseball coach Dustin Hamrick couldn't have imagined a better start for his Yellowjackets.
The Yellowjackets started the season off with two wins, beating Class 4A Newton County 8-7 on Friday night and Class 5A Neshoba Central 8-5 on Saturday at Newton County.
The deadline for House committees to pass Senate bills occurred Tuesday, Feb. 27. Any Senate bills that did not make it out of these committees died. Throughout the rest of the week, the House met to discuss these bills. Representatives passed a number of Senate bills, including the following:
The Lake Lady Hornets picked up three wins to open the season as they used four different pitchers.
Lake opened the season on Friday night as they beat Leake Central 11-5. Then on Saturday, Lake beat West Harrison 7-5 and Sebastopol 11-1 to complete the weekend sweep.
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.
Ascentium Healthcare Resources will be taking over the management of Lackey Memorial Hospital in Forest and businesses that were being managed by Pioneer Health Services.
However, it will not include the former Pioneer Community Hospital of Newton, according to Sydney Sawyer, chief executive of the newly formed Ascentium.
This week, for the first time in nearly three decades, longtime Union Police Office David Boatner didn’t begin the week patrolling the streets of the town. Boatner announced his retirement in October after 29 years with the department, and his last official day was on Tuesday, Oct. 31.
Last week Newton native Melvin “Mel” Payne, the founder and CEO of one of largest funeral home corporations in the U.S., returned to his hometown to film segments for a special video for his upcoming 75th birthday celebration.
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.