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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.
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!
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.
Rev. Bruce Lynn Taylor is a Decatur native. Having been away from here for over 35 years, he spoke several times of how wonderful it was to be back home. Now retired, Bro.
We wish a very good morn-ing/evening to all our readers and friends out there.
Long-time professor and East Central Community College historian Ovid Vickers said in the 50 years he has been on campus, he has never seen a player go to an Ivy League school.
Shubuta native Thurston McCarty is about to change all of that.
Newton Chamber banquet to host 66th annual banquet
Pastor Clif Crosby II of Union Pentecostal Church, located on Old Hwy. 15/CR 321/North Street, announces the church will have a youth rally on Friday, June 1 at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Brother Ethan Wade.
WoodmenLife Chapter 332 to host Memorial Day service
WoodmenLife of Union Chapter 332 invites the public to its Memorial Day service at 10 a.m. Monday, May 28 at the Union Mini Park flag pole.
Walmart to host Newton community blood drive
The unemployment rate for Newton County reached a 17-year low in April according to data from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. Newton County’s jobless rate was 4.5 percent, decreasing only one tenths of a percentage point from March’s rate. The county’s rate is the lowest for April since 2001, when it was 4.3 percent.
Chris Harris will complete his career as Dean of Athletics/Personnel Service at East Central Community College in Decatur at the end of June after a 14-year career, and his future plans include more time with his family, some possible mission trips and time spent on the family farm.
Kindergarten: Harry Applewhite, Wes Compton. Jackson Darsey, Hallie Harmon, Adalyn Steele and Bella Williams
First Grade: Eli Herrington, Olivia Morgan, Marli-Clare Kelly, Amelia Pitts, Samantha Williams, Brody Dear, Sebastian Palmer, Huck Newman and Grady Bergeron
For nearly 65 years ago, J.M. Barrie’s musical “Peter Pan” has captivated audiences around the world on stage, the small screen and the big screen. Next week, the Newton Theatre Company will bring the story to the Roxy Theater stage in its production of “Peter Pan Jr.”
Ascentium Healthcare Resources will be taking over the management of Lackey Memorial Hospital in Forest and businesses that were being managed by Pioneer Health Services.
However, it will not include the former Pioneer Community Hospital of Newton, according to Sydney Sawyer, chief executive of the newly formed Ascentium.
Newton police are looking for one of two suspects in connection with the robbery of the Junction Shell Station on Hwy. 15 on Wednesday night.
One of the suspects, Daison Martin, 26, was arrested and booked into the Newton County Jail on Thursday but one suspect is still at large.
A jury convicted Selena Roberts of manslaughter for the June 2016 fatal stabbing of her boyfriend, Danny Brown, on Tuesday in the Newton County Eighth District Circuit Court.
Last week Newton native Melvin “Mel” Payne, the founder and CEO of one of largest funeral home corporations in the U.S., returned to his hometown to film segments for a special video for his upcoming 75th birthday celebration.
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.