After back-to-back playoff appearances, it was going to be difficult to find a replacement for... READ MORE
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Scotland-based company has entered into a binding agreement to acquire ESCO Corporation (“ESCO”), a US company based in Portland, Ore., for an equity value of $1.0 billion and an estimated enterprise value of $1.285 billion.
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Breland and Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Ayllon are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage celebration of their children, Erynne Lyndsey Breland of Lake and Trevor Wayne Ayllon of Newton.
Newton County’s Jada McDougle had never ran track heading into her sophomore season, but everyone who had seen her knew she could run.
McDougle proved what they all knew to be true last week as the sophomore won the Class 4A state championship in the 200-meter dash and the 100-meter dash, easily winning both events.
After splitting the first two games against Eupora, Lake’s Taylor Duncan took control of the series.
Lake took Game 1 of the series 5-3 while Eupora bounced back to take Game 2 7-3 to even the series. Duncan then allowed just one hit in Game 3 to take a 7-0 win and take the series win for the Lady Hornets.
The Newton County Academy tennis teams swept both boys and girls South State titles last week as the host school at East Central Community College.
The NCA girls won two individual events, sweeping both girls doubles events and edging out Brookhaven by half a point to win the Class AA South State title.
I will be having the Writers Guild meeting at my home one more time, next Saturday, May 5. I spoke with Jim Ogletree at Piggly Wiggly, who has agreed to allow us to meet at the Opry House once a month, or how ever often the group votes to meet, monthly, alternate months or quarterly.
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.
In 2009, Rev. Donald R. Taylor, a well-loved and respected evangelist from the Conehatta area, had been on a mission trip to Indonesia.
Cody Gressett has been named STAR Student for the 2017-2018 school year by the Mississippi Economic Council M.B. Swayze Foundation, sponsor of the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition program.
Newton High Booster Club to host Big Blue Barbecue
The Newton High School Athletic Booster Club will sponsor a “Big Blue Barbecue”
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday March 9 at Cash Money in Newton. Chicken and rib plates will be available.
Lake Hornets — Zywon Ledbetter
He scored the only Lake touchdown on a 53-yard pass against Calhoun City.
Newton Tigers — Courtney Hardaway
He led the Newton defense with 11 tackles and one fumble recovery in a playoff loss to Winona on Friday.
Union has a full schedule of activities planned for Saturday, Dec. 2, as the city rings in the Christmas season.