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After back-to-back playoff appearances, it was going to be difficult to find a replacement for football coach Ryan Smith, who left to coach at his college alma matter.
But the Tigers found someone capable of filling those big shoes.
Golf just seems to run strong in the Ogletree family.
Union’s Eric Ogletree recently signed with Meridian Community College where he will play on the golf team. He is the younger brother of Andy Ogletree, who just finished up his sophomore year at Georgia Tech.
After a successful inaugural outing in 2017, the Underground Railroad Re-Run will resume this summer.
The Underground Railroad Re-Run will traverse some of the routes that were used by escaped slaves on their way to freedom in the 19th century.
JoAnn Monk, 74, passed away on May 16, 2018, at her son's home in Arizona. JoAnn was born in Newton to Tennis and Maggie Thornton.
Three area high schools held commencement ceremonies last week. Things started off on Thursday when early rain left the Union High School football field too soggy to hold the graduation ceremony, moving the event into the high school gym.
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.
Mr. Mack Wayne Fondren, 94, retired superintendent of education with Union Public Schools, died Saturday, April 28, 2018, at his residence in Oxford. Visitation will be from 1:30- 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 2 at Oliver Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be at 3 p.m.
Robert and Amber Roberts of Hickory are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Alexa Gayle Roberts, to Jeffrey Tanner Smith, son of Jeff and Emilie Smith of Decatur.
The bride is the granddaughter of Linda Webber of Hickory and the late Alton Wayne Roberts and Johnny Mars of Meridian and the late Esther Dennis.
I hope the week is finding you all well and the rest of it will be blessed. I have done everything I know to do to restore the voice mail to my digital home phone to no avail. I think the next step will have to be replacing these old handsets. Meanwhile, continue to use the same number to leave voice mail that is used for texting.
Lt. Col. (Ret) and Mrs. Richard Berryhill of Union are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Louise Berryhill, to Stephen Stewart, son of Dr. and Mrs. Billy Stewart of Decatur.
East Central Community College will host its annual Kids’ College program June 11-15 and June 18-22 on the Decatur campus.
The annual event, which features numerous courses and combines fun and learning for ages 5-12, costs $50 per class and includes a Kids’ College T-shirt for each participant.
Graveside services for Mr. Billy Joe Watkins Sr. were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29 at Union City Cemetery.
Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at Milling Funeral Home of Union.
Billy Joe Watkins Sr, 82, passed away peacefully, Thursday, April 26, 2018, at River Birch Assisted Living in Union.
The Newton County tennis team advanced to the Class 4A South State championship series with a 5-2 win over Vancleave last week.
The Cougars, now 10-9 on the season, will take on West Lauderdale at 4 p.m. on Monday at Northeast Park.
East Central Community College in Decatur recently announced members of the 2018-2019 Cheerleading Squad following tryouts held on the Decatur campus.
Miriam Janet Smith, 78, of Adamsville, Tenn., (formerly of Carrollton), died Sunday, April 29, 2018, at her home, surrounded by her beloved family. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 1 at Carrolton Baptist Church with burial to follow at the Neshoba Baptist Church Cemetery in Neshoba County. The Rev.
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.