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.

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.  

Lunch menus 5/16/18

Newton County Elementary School Breakfast and Lunch

Monday, May 21

All schools breakfast: Assorted cold cereals, sausage and pancake on a stick, choice of strawberry or blueberry yogurt, fresh fruit cup, assorted fruit juices, chocolate milk, fat free milk and strawberry milk


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.