Today's Top Stories

City of Newton Police Chief Harvey Curry has been terminated by the Newton Board of Aldermen during a regular meeting Tuesday night.
Motorists will want to think twice before dumping their trash along county roads after the Newton County Board of Supervisors, in partnership with the Sheriff’s Department, are moving forward with
Before leaving for Christmas Break, students at Union Public School District take standardized assessment tests to measure the knowledge gleaned in the first half of the year.
The Newton County Robotics Team placed fourth at the most recent 4-H District competition.
The East Central Community College Lady Warriors dropped a hard-fought 72-68 decision to the No.

Teachable moments


Since I had to have knee surgery this week and couldn’t get around to interview and type, it seemed like a great time to ask Rev. Mark Vincent, Pastor of Clarke-Venable Baptist Church and President of the Mississippi Southern Baptist Convention, to write for the Decatur Community News. It is short but dripping with wisdom.  Thank you, Bro.

First Baptist Church of Union


Newspaper documentation shows that a Primitive Baptist Church was built on the Decatur-Philadelphia Road in the early days of Union; that area would be 204 N. Decatur Street today. Then at some point, another church called Union Church that was used by several denominations was built next to it at today’s 206 N. Decatur Street.