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 More than 200 students and faculty members from Union Public School District participated in a Color Run organized by Union’s Parent Teacher Organization Friday on the practice field at Union High School.  As Friday was the final day of a fun-...

Laird Hospital in Union, Mississippi has received the 2018 Outstanding Mississippi Small Rural Hospital Award from Mississippi Hospital Association (MHA).

The release of school district Report Cards for the 2017-18 school year was due to be released Thursday. However, it was delayed after the state Board of Education voted to delay approving the results until October.

Last week, the Newton County Academy Generals scored on a long run to take an early lead on Leake Academy before eventually losing 42-13.

Homecoming didn’t go as planned for Newton at Morgan Field Friday night.

Magee dominated the Tigers from the opening kickoff and ran away with a 50-7 win on homecoming night.

In an offensive game with 79 combined points, it was two plays — one on defense and another on special teams — that won the game for Union.


Lake bounces back

By BRENT MAZE,

SEBASTOPOL — Lake head coach Tate Hanna didn’t think his team did a good job of concentrating on getting better in preparation for the Pelahatchie game.

It appeared like his team got the message, as the Hornets rallied from a tough loss to down Sebastopol 45-7 Friday night on the road.









Taylor releases first book

By BRENT MAZE,

The Rev. Bruce Taylor has released his first book, a devotional entitled “That Still Small Voice: Hearing the Voice of God in the Commonplace.”

Taylor, who is a retired Methodist minister and a Decatur native, said he has been working on this project for the last two decades.




NCA athletes to honor veterans

By THOMAS HOWARD,

The Newton County Academy Generals are inviting all former and current members of the armed services to come out Sept. 7 for the Generals Salute, a military appreciation game against Carroll County.

Ashley Bunyard, who organized the Generals Salute, said it will be an entire night dedicated to honoring veterans for their service.



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