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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.
The No. 17 ranked East Central Community College baseball team bounced back from a pair of midweek losses with a couple of run-rule wins over the Elaine P. Nunez Community College Pelicans Saturday, April 28, at Clark-Gay Baseball Complex in Decatur.
Generally, the teams that come up with the big two-out hits and pitch the ball well win playoff games.
Newton County Academy did both last week.
The Generals got two dominant pitching performances and plenty of two-out hits as they swept River Oaks 5-0 and 4-3 to advance to the second round of the Class AA playoffs.
Newton to host community blood drive at Walmart
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.
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.
The heart is one of my favorite subjects to write about! From my first science class with Ms. Shari Mosley in elementary school to advanced cardiology with Dr. Mike Cole in college, I have always been fascinated by how this muscle works.
With another state championship in sight, Newton County tennis coach Pete Mazzella went home empty handed last week.
NCA, the defending boys and girls state champions, were in position to repeat as state champions but all of the five spots that advanced to state finals lost, leaving the NCA boys in third and the NCA girls in third.
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.
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
Michael Thomas Rigdon, 67, a resident of Forest died on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.
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.