Notes, quotes and a thought or two…
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.
Standing at just 5-foot-6 and 220 pounds, some coaches might just overlook Lake’s Cole Nester.
Head coach Tate Hanna said he would take as many Cole Nesters as he could get. Nester, a rising senior is the latest addition to The Newton County Appeal’s Elite 11 team.
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
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.
For nearly 65 years ago, J.M. Barrie’s musical “Peter Pan” has captivated audiences around the world on stage, the small screen and the big screen. Next week, the Newton Theatre Company will bring the story to the Roxy Theater stage in its production of “Peter Pan Jr.”
Ascentium Healthcare Resources will be taking over the management of Lackey Memorial Hospital in Forest and businesses that were being managed by Pioneer Health Services.
However, it will not include the former Pioneer Community Hospital of Newton, according to Sydney Sawyer, chief executive of the newly formed Ascentium.
Newton police are looking for one of two suspects in connection with the robbery of the Junction Shell Station on Hwy. 15 on Wednesday night.
One of the suspects, Daison Martin, 26, was arrested and booked into the Newton County Jail on Thursday but one suspect is still at large.
A jury convicted Selena Roberts of manslaughter for the June 2016 fatal stabbing of her boyfriend, Danny Brown, on Tuesday in the Newton County Eighth District Circuit Court.
Last week Newton native Melvin “Mel” Payne, the founder and CEO of one of largest funeral home corporations in the U.S., returned to his hometown to film segments for a special video for his upcoming 75th birthday celebration.