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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.
Friends of Newton County Libraries to host book signing
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.
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.
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
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Services for Mr. Granville Ardell Pinson were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 27 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Bros. Lin Chesney and Rusty Walton will officiate.
Visitation was held from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, May 26 and from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 27 at Milling Funeral Home of Union.
An axiom is a statement that is accepted to be true, serving as a premise or starting point for further reasoning and arguments. Like so many words in the English language (others, too, but we’re working in English here), “axiom” means different things in different contexts.
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.
Services for Bernice Clark Hoyt will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2 in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home-Meridian. The Rev. Ron Leonard will be officiating. Burial will follow in Herbert Baptist Church Cemetery in the House community.
JACKSON – Eleven defendants, including eight from the Philadelphia area, are facing federal drug charges in multiple indictments unsealed on Wednesday targeting a large, multi-state drug trafficking operation in East Central Mississippi. The indictments were announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst, Special Agent in Charge Jere T.
With summer in full swing, one of my favorite weeks of the year is the weekend of regional play in college baseball and the Women’s College World Series.
That means there is usually some pretty good ball on the tube.
Funeral services for Charlene Pearson were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 29 at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel in Union. Bro. Rick Benson officiated. Burial followed at Union City Cemetery.
Mrs. Pearson, 83, of Union, passed away Friday, May 25, 2018, at UMMC in Jackson.
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:
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 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.
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.
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.