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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!
Since graduating from Mississippi College, Hickory native Mark Fanning has made a career out of coaching baseball at St. Andrews Episcopal School in Madison.
During his 21 years at St. Andrews, Fanning has fielded one of the most consistent baseball teams in the state of Mississippi.
Kamon Shelwood would be considered a late bloomer.
After sitting out his sophomore year in baseball, Shelwood went back out for the team.
Two years later, Shelwood is headed to play college baseball, recently signing with Coahoma Community College where he will play outfield and first base.
A former Union native may have one of the toughest high school football jobs in the state of Mississippi.
Former Yellowjacket Quincy Patrick was recently named as the new head football coach at West Harrison High School in Gulfport.
The Union Chamber of Commerce’s first ever Union Day begins at 8 a.m. Saturday and continues to 4 p.m.
Chamber President Sherry Harrison said applications are still available for the children’s pageant and that they could be picked up at the Union City Hall or at Harrison Dentistry.
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.
The Newton Police Department investigated a bomb threat at Pilate Middle School Tuesday morning.
Newton Municipal School Superintendent Nola Bryant said that Pilate Middle Principal Sharon Hoye took a call for a bomb threat at 6:40 a.m. Tuesday. At that point, the school district implemented its emergency plan.
Newton High School has been celebrating its jump from a “D” to a “B” when the accountability grades were released by the Mississippi Department of Education.
Parents lined a walkway to cheer their students and teachers as they walked into the school’s auditorium for a pep rally to celebrate the achievement on Friday.
With a standing-room only crowd on hand, the Newton County Lady Cougars put on a hitting display on Tuesday night.
The Lady Cougars banged out 45 hits and crushed nine home runs as the Lady Cougars thumped visiting Wesson 20-2 and 22-6 to advance to the Class II state championship series.
Kelly Cluff and Carla Jacome-Cluff of Hickory, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Katherine Jacome-Cluff to Dylan Raines, son of Bill and Betty Raines of Little Rock.
Katherine is in her second year of pharmacy school at the University of Mississippi.
Newton County Elementary School
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Four Newton County teenagers are being held at the Lauderdale County Jail after being arrested after shooting at a Lauderdale County sheriff’s deputy and leading authorities on a high speed chase on Monday afternoon.
While no one was injured, shots were reportedly fired at a Lauderdale County deputy’s patrol car during the pursuit.
It’s often been said to win a state championship, you have to get a break somewhere along the way.
Ironically, East Union may have given Lake the break it needed.
East Union knocked out Division 4-2A champion Philadelphia, a team that beat Lake twice in the regular season.
Louise Robinson Bailey, 95, died peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Birmingham, Ala.
A low bid for an upgrade in Union’s sewerage system, submitted in July, may have to be invalidated, costing the city about $60,000 more than expected.
The issue has to do with the winning bidder, JWB Construction of Taylorsville, and their inability, thus far, to submit a performance bond to cover the construction.
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
East Central Community College graduates Graham Murphree of Little Rock and Morgan Cain of Carthage, both members of the ECCC Class of 2017, were selected to participate in the undergraduate portion of the Mississippi Rural Dentists Scholarship Program.
“I want peace, just not yet…”
If you’re living, you’ve experienced conflict at some point in your life. It’s likely that somewhere in your history you have “crossed wires” with someone. In many circumstances, a solution is achievable as people determine that they don’t want to remain hurt by the conflict.
Last week we looked at the plague of darkness in Exodus chapter 10. The darkness was not only a judgment upon the ungodliness and unrighteousness of Egypt but also symbolic of the spiritual darkness that already permeated the people of Egypt.
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.
Last year, Pisgah’s Don Ragsdale ran roughshod over opposing defenses as he rushed for a state-leading 3,081 yards and 38 touchdowns.
In the process, he led Pisgah to a 9-3 record and included in that total was a 45-13 win over Lake where Ragsdale had 215 yards and four touchdowns.