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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.
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.
Newton has a new alderwoman.
Ramonica Evans defeated David Carr, a former mayor and alderman, 87-41 not counting eight affidavit ballots that will not affect the outcome of the election.
Evans will fill the vacancy left by the death of former Alderman Ray Payne, who was killed in a car wreck on April 17.
Pamela McElhenney Loper, 60, passed away on June 16, 2018 at her home with her family by her side.
Friends of Newton County Libraries to host book signing
MSU Extension Office to host Happy Healthy Thursdays
Tomorrow will be the one-year anniversary of last year’s shooting in Washington D.C. where a lone gunman targeted several Republican U.S. House representatives, including Union native Trent Kelly, while they were practicing for the annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity.
East Central Community College Golf Coach Chris Clark has added another honor to the Warriors’ highly successful 2017-18 golf season, this time being named the Mississippi Association of Coaches Community College Golf Coach of the Year.
Clark will be honored at the MAC Hall of Fame Banquet June 22 in Jackson.
The Decatur Board of Alderman approved a new policy for pool owners and discussed possible changes to the town’s non-house-hold trash and limb pick-up policies at their meeting on Tuesday, June 5.
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.
Mr. Robby Thompson’s name had been given to me before I learned of his tie to Mr. J. O. Amis, of whom I wrote last week. Therefore, it seemed logical to give him a call. I am so glad most people will let me do this, as it is such a blessing to hear people’s stories and be able to share them!
Newton attorney Robert Logan will assume the role of Judge of the Second Chancery Court District on Jan. 1, 2019, after he was only candidate to qualify for this year’s election.
He will follow incumbent Chancery Judge H. David Clark II, who decided to retire at the end of his term, which expires Dec. 31, 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.
On Friday, the 128th Annual Neshoba County Fair will officially kick off at the fairgrounds on Hwy. 21. As always, this year’s fair will feature fun for every age group, from rides provided Mitchell Bros and Sons Amusements on the Midway, to harness and running horse racing and lots of live entertainment.
We have observed in the book of Exodus that God makes plain his purposes to Moses; what he is going to do, why he is doing it, and what the result will be. God appeared to Moses in the burning bush. He told Moses his name, that he is “I am”, meaning that he has always existed, always will, and is infinitely over his creation.
There will be no Country Day this August.
The Union Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors held an emergency meeting last Thursday night to discuss whether they would proceed with plans to hold the 41st annual Union Country Day Festival. At the meeting, the board decided to cancel the festival.
The Newton County Academy Lady Generals are fighting for their tournament life after falling into the loser’s bracket on Saturday in the South AA Tournament at Brookhaven.
The Lady Generals opened the tournament with a 4-0 win over Centreville but then dropped a 7-4 decision to Glenbrook to fall into the loser’s bracket.
William Edgar Turman, 79, of Newton died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at his home in Newton. He was born Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1937, in Lambert.
It’s that time of year again.
Schools are back in session. Students, teachers, faculty and families are feeling the stresses that are unique to the school year.
Make sure you have your corrective lenses in or on, if you need them; drink plenty of coffee and eat a good breakfast. Kids, ask your parents to do the same.
We wish a happy birthday to everyone born on the last week of July.
Prayers are extended to everyone in our area and beyond.
A low bid for an upgrade in Union’s sewerage system, submitted in July, may have to be invalidated, costing the city about $60,000 more than expected.
The issue has to do with the winning bidder, JWB Construction of Taylorsville, and their inability, thus far, to submit a performance bond to cover the construction.