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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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.
The following arrests were made between May 11-17 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
• Nikkie Knight, 36, trespassing
• Marshall Margrave, 32, trespassing
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.
The Newton Police Department investigated a bomb threat at Pilate Middle School Tuesday morning.
Newton Municipal School Superintendent Nola Bryant said that Pilate Middle Principal Sharon Hoye took a call for a bomb threat at 6:40 a.m. Tuesday. At that point, the school district implemented its emergency plan.
Newton High School has been celebrating its jump from a “D” to a “B” when the accountability grades were released by the Mississippi Department of Education.
Parents lined a walkway to cheer their students and teachers as they walked into the school’s auditorium for a pep rally to celebrate the achievement on Friday.
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.
Kelly Cluff and Carla Jacome-Cluff of Hickory, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Katherine Jacome-Cluff to Dylan Raines, son of Bill and Betty Raines of Little Rock.
Katherine is in her second year of pharmacy school at the University of Mississippi.
Newton County Elementary School
Second Nine Weeks
Principal’s List – All A’s
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.
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.