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One bridge has reopened while another remains closed after Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant declared a state of emergency and ordered 87 bridges closed last week across the state.
Two of those bridges were in Newton County. The one on Liberty Church Road in Newton has reopened while the other on Buckley Road in Hickory remains closed.
A jury convicted Selena Roberts of manslaughter for the June 2016 fatal stabbing of her boyfriend, Danny Brown, on Tuesday, April 10 in the Newton County Eighth District Circuit Court. Circuit Court Judge Chris Collins sentenced Roberts to the maximum 20-year prison sentence on Thursday.
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.
Dezignz By Nikki hosted their 2nd Annual Bridal Bash on this past Saturday from 4-7p.m. on South Main Street. Each bride had the opportunity to register for their wedding at Dezignz By Nikki. The wedding party then walked over to Spoonfudge! 2 to meet wedding vendors and tour each of the local vendors’ decorated booths.
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 Lake Lady Hornets only got in one game last week but made the most out of it.
The Lady Hornets got some solid pitching from Taylor Duncan and some big hits from Olivia Clay has they easily dispatched of Puckett 8-2 on Monday.
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An Inspiring Story: Old Timers
A couple in their 90s are both having problems remembering things. They decide to go to the doctor for a checkup.
It’s really a small world, and we’re all connected in some way! By interviewing Bro. Shaun Selman, I discovered that his wife, Lynn’s mother, Charlotte McShea, had gone to school with my husband, Royce Gale Russell, at Pearl River Community College, a “few” years ago. It was nice to hear that Mrs.
In the final week of the 2018 Legislative Session, we passed a $6 billion budget that funds K-12 education under MAEP at $2.2 billion and gives a $5 million increase for a total of $6.5 million, to the nationally recognized and highly successful School Recognition Program that rewards teachers in schools that improve a letter grade or maintain
There wasn’t any mention of the Street Department in last week’s April meeting of the Union Board of Aldermen; but, every other department got its time at the table.
Mayor Wayne Welch told the Aldermen that Union was still studying what action it will take with regards to County Line Water Association.
In one of Aesop’s fables a hungry fox notices a bunch of juicy, sweet looking grapes and attempts to reach them. But no matter how he tries, he can’t get them. Since he can’t have them he concludes that the grapes were sour. So now whenever someone puts something down because they can’t have it, we call it “sour grapes.”
One of the eight courts at the new ECCC Tennis Complex was officially renamed on Tuesday afternoon to commemorate one of the school’s most influential coaches.
Court No. 3, was renamed as the Lucille Wood Court as ECCC President Billy Stewart and Wood’s nephew, Jim, unveiled the new sign and plaque.
Celebration of life services for Mr. Aaron Wash of Lake was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 31 at Antioch MB Church in Lake with Pastor Nichols officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Evans Memorial Funeral Home, LLC, Forest.
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.