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The Union Chamber of Commerce has announced plans to host a new festival for the City of Union this Father’s Day weekend.
At a recent meeting, the chamber’s board of directors approved scheduling the inaugural Union Day on June 16 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For the second straight season, the East Central Community College football team will have to play five road games, including the first two games of the season, as the Warriors 2018 football schedule was announced.
Also for the second straight fall, all East Central games will be played on a Thursday night.
The ECCC softball team will host Hinds Community College in a Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges best-of-three first-round state playoff series Friday and Saturday, April 27-28, at the Softball Park on campus.
After an up-and-down regular season, the Newton County tennis team opened up the Class 4A playoffs with an easy 7-0 win over Poplarville.
Newton County dominated the action and lost just five games in the match.
In singles, Parker Chaney won 6-2, 6-0 on the boys side while Kamryn Rodriguez won 6-2, 6-1 on the girls side.
The following arrests were made between March 23-29 in Newton County. This report is based on the daily jail blotter at the Newton County Jail and the Union Police Department.
Newton County Sheriff’s Office
This week we agreed to House changes on Senate Bill 2895 that allows the University Medical Center to remove from its campus and reinter in a mausoleum on the grounds of the old Farmers Market, the graves of up to 7,000 persons who once lived in the former state asylum.
The Newton County tennis team continues to wade through a difficult non-division schedule.
Newton County split four matches last week as they dropped a 5-2 match to Northwest Rankin and a 5-2 match to Madison Central. Newton County took a key division win over Northeast Jones and then beat Class 6A Clinton 6-1.
The Newton County Academy Generals took a season’s worth of frustrations out on Prentiss Christian on Friday.
The Generals swept a key division doubleheader from the Prentiss, beating the Saints 10-0 and 13-0 as NCA pitching gave up just three hits on the day.
Funeral services for Glenn Evans were at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7 at St. Mary Church. Visitation was on Friday, April 6. Services were under the direction of Dunlap & Thames Funeral Home, Newton.
Kadrian Robinson was named a STAR Student.
The Newton High School senior achieved the highest ACT score in his class, and he plans to attend either Alcorn State or Mississippi Valley State in the fall to pursue a double major of business administration and music education. He is the son of Catina and Keith Robinson.
Peyton Reeves blossomed on the basketball courts at Newton County this year.
Now the 6-foot-4 senior hopes the same thing will happen at Belhaven University in Jackson.
Reeves signed to play basketball with the Blazers last week.
For his coach and grandfather Steve Harber, it was a day he will never forget.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
This week, for the first time in nearly three decades, longtime Union Police Office David Boatner didn’t begin the week patrolling the streets of the town. Boatner announced his retirement in October after 29 years with the department, and his last official day was on Tuesday, Oct. 31.
Union native and current Union Middle School Principal Tyler Hansford has been
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.