Eric Neel, who has coached high school girls’ fast pitch softball teams to five state championships in Mississippi, has been selected as the new softball coach at East Central Community College in Decatur.
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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.
It was a good week for the Union basketball teams as both squads won a pair of Division 4-2A contests.
On Jan. 23, Union swept Scott Central as the Lady Jackets took a 47-27 win while the boys needed a last-second game-winner from P.J. Gage to beat the Rebels 55-54.
After the last month, Newton County coach Steve Harber wishes he had another year with his grandson Peyton Reeves.
The Newton County Academy Generals picked up two wins this past week as they beat Prentiss Christian 44-27 and Wayne Academy 38-29.
The Generals also dropped two contests as they fell 58-54 to rival Sylva Bay and 39-31 to Canton Academy.