After almost every football practice at Lake last year, football coach Tate Hanna could find... READ MORE
CHOCTAW — Pearl River Resort and Bok Homa Casino, which are owned and
operated by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will soon offer sports betting. On Thursday, May 31 during a Special Call Tribal Council Meeting the council unanimously approved amendments to the Choctaw Gaming Commission Regulations.
John Darnell may not be changing addresses but he’s getting closer to home.
Darnell was recently approved as the new boys’ basketball coach at Union, where he replaces Marcus Luckett who left to take the boys job at Northwest Rankin.
Darnell spent one year at Lake before taking the job at Union.
Friends of Newton County Libraries to host book signing
Pamela McElhenney Loper, 60, passed away on June 16, 2018 at her home with her family by her side.
When I was in elementary school, my daddy used to wake me up early on Nov. 1. We must allow extra time before going to school to take a ride through downtown Union on the morning after Halloween to see what the high school boys had done. Soaped windows and tires burned in the streets just began the pranks they had completed.
Mr. Robby Thompson’s name had been given to me before I learned of his tie to Mr. J. O. Amis, of whom I wrote last week. Therefore, it seemed logical to give him a call. I am so glad most people will let me do this, as it is such a blessing to hear people’s stories and be able to share them!
East Central Community College and Weems Community Mental Health are hosting inspirational speaker Tommy Mabry on Tuesday, June 5, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Huff Auditorium.
The event is also funded by the Mississippi Prevention Alliance for Communities and Colleges. There is no admission charge.
Monday, we will be celebrating the Memorial Day holiday. This is the day we set aside to remember those who have fought for our country and never returned home. We also remember the veterans have passed away after returning home.
On Sunday, May 20 the Union Public School District said goodbye to two educators with a combined six decades of teaching experience. UPSD Talented and Gifted program teacher Terry Gressett and Union Middle School sixth grade teacher Sheila Rouse will be retiring this summer after educating thousands of students.
I know I’ve shared these safety tips before, but it never hurt to review to ensure safe eating while grilling. Cooking outdoors was once a summer only activity shared with family and friends. Now according to research, more t
Josh Luckett came to Union three years ago to get some head coaching experience.
Three years later, Luckett is making the jump to Class 6A basketball.
Luckett informed the school at the end of May that he was leaving to be the head boys basketball coach at Northwest Rankin.
We wish a very good morning/evening to all our readers and friends out there.
We wish a happy birthday to all those celebrating this week.
After a rainy day last June, the Chunky River Raft Race enjoyed a perfect summer day this year as hundreds of visitors made their way to Chunky Shoals Fish Camp for this year’s race.
More than two dozen rafters, canoers and kayakers participated in this year’s event, which raises funding and awareness for Alzheimer’s Mississippi.
ECCC signees stand out in all-star football game
Several East Central Community College signees showed out in the Northeast Mississippi Football Coaches Association All-Star football game played at Northeast Mississippi Community College.
Union native and current Union Middle School Principal Tyler Hansford has been sele
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.
Louise Robinson Bailey, 95, died peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Birmingham, Ala.
A low bid for an upgrade in Union’s sewerage system, submitted in July, may have to be invalidated, costing the city about $60,000 more than expected.
The issue has to do with the winning bidder, JWB Construction of Taylorsville, and their inability, thus far, to submit a performance bond to cover the construction.
WoodmenLife Chapter 332 to host Memorial Day service
WoodmenLife of Union Chapter 332 invites the public to its Memorial Day service at 10 a.m. Monday, May 28 at the Union Mini Park flag pole.
Walmart to host Newton community blood drive
East Central Community College graduates Graham Murphree of Little Rock and Morgan Cain of Carthage, both members of the ECCC Class of 2017, were selected to participate in the undergraduate portion of the Mississippi Rural Dentists Scholarship Program.
“I want peace, just not yet…”
If you’re living, you’ve experienced conflict at some point in your life. It’s likely that somewhere in your history you have “crossed wires” with someone. In many circumstances, a solution is achievable as people determine that they don’t want to remain hurt by the conflict.
Last week we looked at the plague of darkness in Exodus chapter 10. The darkness was not only a judgment upon the ungodliness and unrighteousness of Egypt but also symbolic of the spiritual darkness that already permeated the people of Egypt.
Pastor Clif Crosby II of Union Pentecostal Church, located on Old Hwy. 15/CR 321/North Street, announces the church will have a youth rally on Friday, June 1 at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Brother Ethan Wade.
Last year, Pisgah’s Don Ragsdale ran roughshod over opposing defenses as he rushed for a state-leading 3,081 yards and 38 touchdowns.
In the process, he led Pisgah to a 9-3 record and included in that total was a 45-13 win over Lake where Ragsdale had 215 yards and four touchdowns.