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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.
After opening the season with two wins last week, the Union Yellowjackets dropped three out of four games last week.
The Yellowjackets dropped their first contest of the season on Tuesday in a 7-3 loss to Northeast Lauderdale. On Friday night, Union dropped an 8-2 decision to Newton County.
Newton United Methodist Church will be again be hosting its annual Live Drive-Through Nativity on Sunday, Dec. 3.
Volunteers from NUMC and the surrounding community will participate in live depictions of scenes surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ.
Mr. and Mrs. William L. Johnston of Decatur announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Maegan Leigh Johnston, to Jim Q. “JQ” Tatum IV, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Q. Tatum III of Taylor.
The couple will exchange vows this spring in Taylor.
The deadline for House committees to pass Senate bills occurred Tuesday, Feb. 27. Any Senate bills that did not make it out of these committees died. Throughout the rest of the week, the House met to discuss these bills. Representatives passed a number of Senate bills, including the following:
The Newton United Givers Fund is now underway. The Newton County community depends on the success of this fund-raising drive to make the area a great place to live and for businesses. A united drive such as this one saves much hassle for separate collecting drives.
Newton County residents woke up this morning to find everything nearly covered in white as the area received its first snow fall in several years on Friday morning.
After light rain fell throughout Thursday night and early Friday morning, the snow started and has not let up as of 10:30 a.m.
The Distinguished Young Woman program for Newton County will be Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at ECCC’s Huff Auditorium.
Doors will open around 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the door and program books will be $5.
They are competing for the title of Distinguished Young Woman of Newton County for 2019. They are all juniors.
Former Northwest Mississippi Community College and Ole Miss basketball standout and current Holmes Community College women’s assistant coach LaTaryl Williams is the new head women’s basketball coach at East Central Community College in Decatur.
Clarke-Venable Baptist Church pastor Mark Vincent has been named the president of the Mississippi Baptist Convention.
Vincent, who has served at Clark-Venable since June 2004, said he wasn’t seeking the position, but after praying and thinking about the opportunity, he agreed to serve if he was elected.
According to Newton County Elementary School Principal Jason Roberson, Newton County Elementary will be adding a pre-kindergarten program to their campus beginning in the fall of the 2018-2019 school year.
Newton County Elementary School is the second elementary school to launch a pre-kindergarten program in the county.
Newton County is officially looking for a new football coach.
After four years of leading the Cougars, head coach Gene Mitchell stepped down after the season due to health reasons.
Mitchell was diagnosed with cancer last year but coached through the season.
For one of the few times in their lives, Zachary and Zackariah Johnson will be separated for two weeks.
Zackariah was recently named as a defensive back in the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star football game. The game consists of Mississippi’s and Alabama’s best football players.
JACKSON – Today, the Mississippi Department of Education released letter grades for schools and districts based on Mississippi’s A-F accountability system that evaluates how schools and districts performed in the 2016-17 school year.
After serving his country in World War II, retired Staff Sgt. Charles Ralph Gardner returned to his hometown of Union to serve his community. For 40 years, the lifelong Union native owned Gardner's Electric Shop, providing appliances to families all over Newton and Neshoba counties and beyond.