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Three area high schools held commencement ceremonies last week. Things started off on Thursday when early rain left the Union High School football field too soggy to hold the graduation ceremony, moving the event into the high school gym.

Next weekend, the Newton Theatre Company will bring to life one of the most celebrated works of literature with its first ever production of “Pride and Prejudice.”

After a successful inaugural outing in 2017, the Underground Railroad Re-Run will resume this summer.

After back-to-back playoff appearances, it was going to be difficult to find a replacement for football coach Ryan Smith, who left to coach at his college alma matter.

But the Tigers found someone capable of filling those big shoes.

Golf just seems to run strong in the Ogletree family.

Long-time professor and East Central Community College historian Ovid Vickers said in the 50 years he has been on campus, he has never seen a player go to an Ivy League school.





7 ECCC soccer players, head coach chosen for MACJC All-Star Game

By ECCC SPORTS INFORMATION,

Four members of the East Central Community College men’s soccer team and three members of the women’s soccer team have been chosen to compete in the 2017 MACJC All-Star Soccer matches Saturday, Nov. 11, at Freedom Ridge Park in Ridgeland. The women’s match is set for 2 p.m., with the men’s match to follow at 4:30 p.m.







BASKETBALL PREVIEW — Union looks to rebuild girls program

By ROBBIE ROBERTSON,

Matt Wilbanks has plenty of obstacles to overcome as he tries to turn around the Lady Yellowjackets basketball program.

But he has two things that most first-year coaches don’t and that’s two established scorers. Willbanks came from Leake Central and takes over for Pam Winstead who stepped down after last season.



Union Community News — Union residents take in McBride concert

By VIRGINIA WELCH,

Denise Mason and her brother, Benny Joe Reppond, went to the Martina McBride concert Saturday night, complements of the brother of a Facebook friend. She commented online how much she wanted to go, but at the price of the tickets, she couldn’t do it. A friend told her that her brother got four comp tickets and was only using two.


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Annie Mae Lewis Vance, 89, passed away on Mother’s Day, May 13, 2018, at Rosemont Assisted... READ MORE