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Aldermen in the City of Newton is considering whether it will annex additional land into the city limits.

At a meeting on June 5, the Board of Aldermen looked at a map outlining the areas where the city limits could be expanded.

After a nearly two-year wait in between festivals in the city of Union, area residents and visitors crowded into downtown Union on Saturday for the first ever Union Day.

JACKSON — Although there were not two schools in the state top 10 of this year’s district-level passing rates for the first administration of the Third Grade Reading Assessment, all of the county’s three public schools were above the 90 percent...

After almost every football practice at Lake last year, football coach Tate Hanna could find two players running hills.

Those two players were star running back Mark Qualls and his protégé D’Alex Jennings.

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.

The final Newton County results for last Tuesday’s primaries were similar to the statewide totals.  After all affidavit votes were counted last week for the Democratic U.S. House District 3 primary, state Rep. Michael T.

BASKETBALL PREVIEW — Union looks to rebuild girls program


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


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.



Funeral services for William Burton were held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 14 at Thomas & Jones... READ MORE