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The East Central Community College men’s soccer team will be looking to defend its 2017 Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges North Division Title when the 2018 season officially gets underway Aug. 24 on the road at Jones County Junior College.
It’s been a rough week for the Generals as head coach Rob Roberts has been out with his mother in the hospital.
On Thursday, the Generals played in the Tri-County jamboree where they lost 7-0 to Central Holmes and 21-0 to Central Hinds.
The Newton County Academy fast-pitch softball team improved to 6-3 on the season with a pair of wins this week on the diamond.
The Lady Generals opened the week with a 9-3 win over Kemper Academy and then shut out Prentiss Christian 7-0 on Tuesday.
The Newton County Lady Cougars began defense of their state championship last week by splitting a pair of games in the Newton County Classic.
The Lady Cougars opened the season with a 12-2 win over Clarkdale before dropping a 7-6 decision to Neshoba Central.
The Lake Lady Hornets kicked off the slow-pitch softball season with a pair of games on Saturday but couldn’t come away with a win.
Lake lost the opener 5-4 to Leake Central and tied Philadelphia 3-3 in an eight-inning, time-limit contest.
Lake will play at Union on Monday in their only scheduled action of the week.
In a short, uneventful August meeting last week, the Union Board of Aldermen wasted very little time in disposing of a brief agenda of routine items.
They held a brief discussion with City Clerk Cheryl Chaney about the possibility of planning for a 1-mill tax raise in September, but took no action.
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.
The Newton Police Department will not seek charges related to a Facebook post about an alleged kidnapping attempt, Chief of Police Harvey Curry said Monday.
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.
Welcome to The Little Town with a Big Heart”
God’s Rosebud: A new minister was walking with an older, more seasoned minister in the garden one day. Feeling a bit insecure about what God had for him to do, he was asking the older preacher for some advice.
This past week, my step-father-in law travelled to Greenwood for the day for some errands. While there, we stopped for lunch at the Crystal Grill. It’s apparently a very famous place, and it’s definitely worth bragging about.
So, you’re in Walmart and you get everything you need and you’re ready to check out, but there is one problem. There are 20 registers, but only two are open, which means you’re stuck waiting in line for a long period of time.
Students with academic excellence for the 2017-18 school representing the Class of 2019 at Newton County High School are, from left, (front row) Jordan Wall, Cassidy Williams, Clay Cooley, Aubrey Hollingsworth, Sarah Holsonback, Alison Watson, Jonathan Boudreaux, (back row) Luke Williams, Connor Boggan, Autumn Willis, Abby Newell, Cheyenne Brow
In early days when so many people were coming from rural areas to work in the booming town of Union, they needed a place to stay on weekdays. To accommodate them, several merchants erected stores with a second floor that was designed to be used for apartments or rental rooms.
The Union Yellowjackets swept a pair of contests last week as they run-ruled Newton 13-1 and 17-1.
“That’s two more big district wins,” Union coach Dustin Hamrick said. “But we have got the biggest games of the season coming up.”
The Lake Hornets face a do-or-die Game 3 against Baldwyn this week in the opening round of the Class 2A playoffs.
Lake won Game 1 of the series 4-3 before dropping Game 2 on Friday 13-7 to force a deciding Game 3. In other action last week, Lake beat Pelahatchie 2-1 and Morton 9-6.
The final preparations are being made for the Union Chamber of Commerce’s first ever Union Day, which will be held on Saturday, June 16, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Chamber board agreed to create the new event in April after plans to hold last year’s Country Day fell through at the last minute in August 2017.