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NHS wins OT thriller

By ROBBIE ROBERTSON,

In an overtime game, it’s usually the team that’s in the best shape that comes out on top.
That was exactly the case on Thursday for the Newton High School girls.
The Lady Tigers overcame an early double-digit deficit and took a thrilling overtime win over Forest on Thursday night.


Union adds two wins each

By ROBBIE ROBERTSON,

Both Union basketball teams picked up wins last week with sweeps over Noxapater and Morton.

The Yellowjackets beat Noxapater 68-42 and Morton 56-52 to improve to 9-2 on the season. Meanwhile the Lady Jackets cruised to a pair of wins as they beat Noxapater 43-15 and Morton 54-34.







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Union downs County

By ROBBIE ROBERTSON,

The Union Yellowjackets have gotten off to a quick start under first-year coach John Darnell.

The Yellowjackets won four games last week, beating West Lauderdale, Newton County, Sebastopol and Enterprise last week as they improve to 5-0 on the season.




Newton County High School Student Wins Statewide Math Award

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

Algebra Nation, a state-funded math program that is free for students, schools, and teachers in Mississippi, awarded Newton County 9th-grade student Ellie Winter an iPad for her exemplary work in helping her peers across the state succeed in Algebra I. Algebra Nation presented the award on Friday, November 16th at the school. 


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City mourns loss of Gordon

By DEMETRIUS THOMPSON,

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.


Vincent to lead state’s SBC

By BRENT MAZE,

Clarke-Venable Baptist Church pastor Mark Vincent has been named the president of the Mississippi Baptist Convention.

Vincent, who has served at Clark-Venable since June 2004, said he wasn’t seeking the position, but after praying and thinking about the opportunity, he agreed to serve if he was elected.



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Obituaries

Services for Linda Comans Stribling of Sebastopol were held 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at... READ MORE