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Newton Country Club sets Fourth of July tournament
The Newton Country Club will host a 1 Person Scramble (18 holes) Wednesday, July 4.
Tee time is at 1 p.m. Morning tee times will be used if necessary.
Entry fee is $20 per person.
This morning I started my Sunday morning by having coffee on my front porch with good friend, Annette Newsome. She and her husband, Johnny, arrived in Union on Thursday afternoon. Her visits to Union are short, bu
Aldermen in the City of Newton is considering whether it will annex additional land into the city limits.
At a meeting on June 5, the Board of Aldermen looked at a map outlining the areas where the city limits could be expanded.
Funeral services for William Burton were held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 14 at Thomas & Jones Funeral Home, Las Vegas. Burton, 85, died Saturday, April 28, 2018. Services were under the direction of Thomas and Jones Funeral Home.
JACKSON — Although there were not two schools in the state top 10 of this year’s district-level passing rates for the first administration of the Third Grade Reading Assessment, all of the county’s three public schools were above the 90 percent threshold.
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.
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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
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
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.
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
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.