JoAnn Monk

JoAnn Monk, 74, passed away on May 16, 2018, at her son's home in Arizona. JoAnn was born in Newton to Tennis and Maggie Thornton.


Isham Snowden Jr.

Mr.  Isham Hailey Snowden Jr. of Decatur, 73, died Friday, April 27, 2018.

Services for Snowden were held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 30 in the Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Union. Burial was held at the Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was held from 9-11 a.m. Monday, April 30 at Milling Funeral Home of Union.

Sports briefs 5/09/18

ECCC’s Clark named MACJC Golf Co-Coach of the Year

Chris Clark, head golf coach at East Central Community College in Decatur since 2011, has been named Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges Golf Co-Coach of the Year for 2017-18.

James Griffith

Services for Rev. James E. Griffith were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 18 at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Union. Burial were held at 1:30 p.m. at Midway Baptist Church Cemetery in Carthage.

Visitation was held one hour prior to service Wednesday at Milling Funeral Home of Union.

Prudie Fulton

Funeral services for Prudie Evelyn Fulton were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 9 at North Bend United Methodist Church with the Revs. Alan Randall and Ronnie Gomillion officiating. Interment was at North Bend UMC Cemetery with McClain-Hays Funeral Service in charge of arrangements.  


City mourns loss of Gordon


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.


Four Newton County teenagers arrested in shooting, high-speed chase


Four Newton County teenagers are being held at the Lauderdale County Jail after being arrested after shooting at a Lauderdale County sheriff’s deputy and leading authorities on a high speed chase on Monday afternoon.

While no one was injured, shots were reportedly fired at a Lauderdale County deputy’s patrol car during the pursuit.

Lake bound for state


It’s often been said to win a state championship, you have to get a break somewhere along the way.

Ironically, East Union may have given Lake the break it needed.

East Union knocked out Division 4-2A champion Philadelphia, a team that beat Lake twice in the regular season.