We are in the midst of a crisis in our country, and practically all over the world. Ambitious men have always sought to take advantage of a crisis, and our self-preservation instinct is easily preyed upon. A crisis provokes various reactions from people; some helpful, some not. Fear can mobilize in a good way or bad way.
Today's Top Stories
Newton County has its first death from the coronavirus, according to information released this morning by the Mississippi Department of Public Health.
The victim was an African American. No other information about the victim was available.
The City of Newton held a virtual National Day of Prayer service that was streamed by the Newton County Appeal on May 7, 2020.
The service was conducted on the Newton City Hall steps with participants practicing social distancing.
Here is the on-demand video of the service.
JACKSON — Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced the next stage for Mississippi to continue safely reopening the state's economy while protecting public health.
The 2020 census is in full swing throughout the country, and Mississippi is no exception. In March, the census bureau mailed questionnaires to each household asking questions, such as the number of people in the home, age and race to get a count of the number of people.
A Union resident is going public to ask whoever is shooting her home with a pellet gun to stop.
Tina Seals moved into her new home on South Decatur Street over spring break. Since then, she claims someone has been shooting her home with a pellet gun multiple times per week.
A familiar face will lead the East Central Community College Wall O’ Sound band program next year as Zach Langley takes over as Director of Bands for the retiring Ed Girling who has led the program for the past seven years.
All other senior classes have experienced a traditional graduation. In years past, every senior experienced the joy (and relief) at walking across the stage at a graduation ceremony. Class officers, the salutatorian, and the valedictorian all gave speeches in front of family, friends, and the town of Union.
While the school districts will not be receiving a grade for the accountability in 2020, it appears two Union public schools were trending toward an A rating based on data presented by Superintendent Tyler Hansford during its April 2020 regular meeting.