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This column concludes the series of Mr. Whitten’s memories. Again, I give many, many thanks to Judy Whitten Moss and Vickie Whitten Hancock for refreshing memories of early Union for some and for giving new insights to others through their sharing of their father’s reminiscences.
Jennifer Renee Davis will have been the Director of Preschool and Children’s Ministries at Clarke-Venable Baptist Church in Decatur for three years on September 1, but I only had close contact with her this summer because of a child who said, “I gave myself to Jesus,” during Vacation Bible School. This little girl is staying in my home at the
JACKSON – Jaylon Thomas, 28, of Choctaw pled guilty Tuesday, June 26 before U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III to sexual abuse of a minor, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze.
This summer we will depart from Exodus for a while and look at various psalms. Today we will look at Psalm 93. The world we live in seems so uncertain and in upheaval, and indeed our lives seem uncertain. Things can change very quickly. A new day can bring with it a life altering event.
I’ve only been married for a little over a year now, and I knew from the beginning that it wasn’t going to be easy. I took classes and read books and did a few counseling sessions to prepare myself, but of course, it’s nothing like the real thing.
Welcome to “The Little Town with a Big Heart”
Dr. Cherry Clark and Nurse Wanda Dearing have retired and are very concerned about the community and their patients.
This is the second in a series of stories looking at the schedules of the high school football teams in the Newton County Appeal’s coverage area.
Union football coach Brad Breland will enter the 2018 football season in an unusual position, on a seven-game losing streak.
Michael Guest has been declared the winner in the Republican U.S. District 3 Representative runoff. With 92 percent of precincts reporting, Guest leads opponent Whitt Hughes with 29,338 votes (65.22 percent) to 15,642 votes (34,78 percent).
Friends of Newton County Libraries to host book signing
MSU Extension Office to host Happy Healthy Thursdays
The Mississippi State University Extension Service of Newton County will be hosting Happy Healthy Thursdays at noon throughout June at the Decatur office. They will be demonstrating new, healthy recipes and will have food tastings.
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
Criminal Justice Technology and Cyber Security Technology are among new academic offerings at East Central Community College in Decatur beginning with the Fall 2018 semester.
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.
George Murray made his heavenly transition at 4:42 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at the Baptist Medical Center, Jackson. Visitation will be from noon to 6 pm. Friday July 6
at Holifield Funeral Home, Forest.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.