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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.
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.
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
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.
We wish a very good morn-ing/evening to all our readers and friends out there.
Newton Chamber banquet to host 66th annual banquet
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.
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
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.
East Central Community College and Weems Community Mental Health are hosting inspirational speaker Tommy Mabry on Tuesday, June 5, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Huff Auditorium.
The event is also funded by the Mississippi Prevention Alliance for Communities and Colleges. There is no admission charge.
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.
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.
Newton County has been included in today’s winter weather advisory by the National Weather Service. The counties of Kemper, Rankin, Scott and Newton are expected to get light rain that will gradually mix with then change over to light snow tonight and Friday morning.
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.
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.
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.
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.