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The Union Chamber of Commerce has announced plans to host a new festival for the City of Union this Father’s Day weekend.
At a recent meeting, the chamber’s board of directors approved scheduling the inaugural Union Day on June 16 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For the second straight season, the East Central Community College football team will have to play five road games, including the first two games of the season, as the Warriors 2018 football schedule was announced.
Also for the second straight fall, all East Central games will be played on a Thursday night.
The ECCC softball team will host Hinds Community College in a Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges best-of-three first-round state playoff series Friday and Saturday, April 27-28, at the Softball Park on campus.
After an up-and-down regular season, the Newton County tennis team opened up the Class 4A playoffs with an easy 7-0 win over Poplarville.
Newton County dominated the action and lost just five games in the match.
In singles, Parker Chaney won 6-2, 6-0 on the boys side while Kamryn Rodriguez won 6-2, 6-1 on the girls side.
Newton County Elementary School
Principal’s List – All A’s
Dezignz By Nikki hosted their 2nd Annual Bridal Bash on this past Saturday from 4-7p.m. on South Main Street. Each bride had the opportunity to register for their wedding at Dezignz By Nikki. The wedding party then walked over to Spoonfudge! 2 to meet wedding vendors and tour each of the local vendors’ decorated booths.
East Central Community College in Decatur has announced dates when prospective students can test and interview for acceptance into the MI-BEST program for fall 2018.
Friends of Newton County Libraries to host book sale
Funeral services for Blondean Manuel will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 31 at Dunlap & Thames Funeral Home, Newton.
Union native and current Union Middle School Principal Tyler Hansford has been
This past week was quite an exciting week in sports.
The NCAA men’s basketball tournament was as fun as any that I can remember. The only one I can remember that was more fun was the year Mississippi State made it to the Final Four. But for sheer enjoyment, the opening weekend was great.
Union native and current Lake High School Principal Lee Killen, has been selected as the next principal of Union Middle School. He was hired during a special called board meeting on Tuesday, April 3.
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.
It wasn’t the start or the finish that Tate Hanna envisioned when he took the head football job at Lake High School.
The Hornets opened the season at Pelahatchie and suffered a heartbreaking 14-12 loss when the Chiefs scored with seven seconds in the game.
Union police arrested two men for car theft last week.
UPD Chief Billy Pat Walker said the department learned that James B. Rice, 31, and Joshua A. Andrews, both of Neshoba County, were spotted in Kosciusko. The two were suspected in the taking of a motor vehicle from the Hilltop Nursing Home in Union on Dec. 12.
Newton County suffered its first vehicular fatality of 2018 on Tuesday evening.
Darryl Henderson, 54, of Union, was killed in a head on collision at around 5:17 p.m. at the I-20 exit on Hwy. 80 near the Marathon gas station.
A home on Third Avenue in Newton was gutted by a fire this afternoon.
Firefighters from Newton, Decatur and Hickory responded to the blaze, which consumed the interior of a brick home that had a chimney.
There were no apparent injuries from the fire as of this afternoon. The cause is under investigation.
Lake Middle School was placed on lockdown on Friday morning after a student was found with a firearm on campus.
Members of the 2017 Homecoming Court at East Central Community College in Decatur included (front row, from left) freshman maids Sabrina Boyd of Meridian and Vanity Payne of Philadelphia; sophomore maids Makaeya Brock of Decatur and Taylor Hardy of Starkville; queen Autumn Taylor of Newton; sophomore maid Hayden Hudspeth of Louisville; maid of
With a standing-room only crowd on hand, the Newton County Lady Cougars put on a hitting display on Tuesday night.
The Lady Cougars banged out 45 hits and crushed nine home runs as the Lady Cougars thumped visiting Wesson 20-2 and 22-6 to advance to the Class II state championship series.