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After back-to-back playoff appearances, it was going to be difficult to find a replacement for football coach Ryan Smith, who left to coach at his college alma matter.
But the Tigers found someone capable of filling those big shoes.
Golf just seems to run strong in the Ogletree family.
Union’s Eric Ogletree recently signed with Meridian Community College where he will play on the golf team. He is the younger brother of Andy Ogletree, who just finished up his sophomore year at Georgia Tech.
After a successful inaugural outing in 2017, the Underground Railroad Re-Run will resume this summer.
The Underground Railroad Re-Run will traverse some of the routes that were used by escaped slaves on their way to freedom in the 19th century.
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.
Three area high schools held commencement ceremonies last week. Things started off on Thursday when early rain left the Union High School football field too soggy to hold the graduation ceremony, moving the event into the high school gym.
After nearly three decades of state and county government service, Newton County Administrator Steve Seale will retire at the end of next month.
Seale formally announced his retirement at the Thursday County Supervisors meeting and the board accepted his resignation.
My first year in Decatur and as teacher at Newton County High School was 2000. In 2001, Mr. Ken Stringer became the assistant principal. He was also my Principal the last four years before my retirement. I knew him to be a wise and kind Christian man that I much respected.
After a grueling opening-round series with Walnut, the Union Lady Yellowjackets needed a break.
They got one against Riverside.
The Lady Jackets cruised to a second-round win as they hammered Riverside 18-1 on Tuesday and 19-0 on Wednesday to sweep the series in two games.
The next stop for the East Central Community College baseball team is the region playoffs, as the Warriors split a doubleheader with the Northwest Saturday at Clark-Gay Baseball Complex in Decatur.
East Central won the opener 10-7, while Northwest grabbed the nightcap 12-6 in the final regular season games for both schools.
The following arrests were made between April 20-26 in Newton County. This report is based on the daily jail blotter at the Newton County Jail and the Union Police Department.
Newton County Sheriff’s Office
Lake’s baseball season came to a screeching halt last week as Calhoun City swept the Hornets in the second round of the Class 2A playoffs.
Calhoun City took Game 1 of the series 8-3 and finished off the series with a 9-2 win on Saturday.
Lake finished the season with a 21-9 record. Calhoun City advances to take on East Union.
Longtime women’s collegiate basketball coach and current academic administrator Paul Nixon of Senatobia will be the next Director of Athletics at East Central Community College in Decatur.
Nixon will replace Chris Harris, the college’s Dean of Personnel Services/Athletics who retires next month after 14 years at ECCC.
Annual ECCC Warrior Golf Classic Moves to Friday, May 11
The 17th Warrior Golf Classic sponsored by the East Central Community College Alumni Association will be held on Friday, May 11, the first time the annual event has been held on a Friday to better accommodate the participating golfers.
After losing in the 2A South State championship series last year, the Lake Lady Hornets took the next step by advancing to the Class 2A state championship series.
Despite outhitting St. Patrick in both games, Lake lost both games as they lost 3-2 in Game 1 and 7-5 in Game 2.
Christine Ezelle Bates, 94, died Friday, May 4, 2018, at New Albany Health and Rehab in New Albany. The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 7 at Philadelphia Baptist Church with the Rev. Bobby Irvin and Mr. Bill Renobich officiating. A graveside service was held at County Line Cemetery in Neshoba County at 4 p.m.
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.