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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.

Ola Jean Parker

Ola Jean  Parker, 87, of Lawrence, passed away Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, at Rush Hospital in Meridian. She was born Thursday, Jan. 9, 1930, in Newton County. 

Sallie Jones

Services for Ms. Sallie Vance Jones, 89, of Union will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6 at the Reid Chapel Church of God with burial in the Reid Chapel Church Cemetery. The Revs. H.L. Rhodes and Harmon Smith and Bro. Don Cook will officiate.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5 at Milling Funeral Home of Union.

Amos Bounds

Amos Ross Bounds, 87, of Newton, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at his residence in Newton. He was born Monday, Oct. 20, 1930, in Newton. 



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