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We are now halfway through the high school football regular season and have a better idea about where our county football teams stand.
Here’s my humble opinion of where our five county schools are at the midpoint of the season.
In a season light on games, Union lost two out of three contests this past week in softball.
After a 12-0 win over Raymond, Union lost 8-7 to Leake Central on Saturday and 16-7 to Ethel.
Union is scheduled to play a doubleheader at home on Tuesday against Leake County.
Union 12, Raymond 0
Sparked by the two touchdowns and the running of James Smith III, the East Central Community College Warriors held on to defeat the Southwest Mississippi Bears 28-21 in the home football opener Thursday, Sept.13, in Bailey Stadium in Decatur.
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.
The Yellowjackets blocked a punt and intercepted a pass to beat Newton County 41-38 on Friday night to spoil the Cougars’ homecoming.
ECCC gave undefeated Pearl River all they could handle before the Wildcats picked up a 6-4 win in soccer action Sunday at the ECCC Soccer Field on the campus in Decatur. The Pearl River women picked up a 1-0 win over the ECCC Lady Warriors in the first match of the day.
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.
Newton coach Zack Grady said his shorthanded Tigers didn’t handle the physical play of Magee.
After a shaky start to the season, the Lake Hornets seem to be returning to the form that led them to a tie for the Division 4-2A title last year.
The Hornets used a stingy defense as they took a 27-0 win over Choctaw Central on Friday night on the Pearl River Reservation.
Union native and current Union Middle School Principal Tyler Hansford has been
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.
The Newton Police Department will not seek charges related to a Facebook post about an alleged kidnapping attempt, Chief of Police Harvey Curry said Monday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Members of the 2017 Homecoming Court at East Central Community College in Decatur included (front row, from left) freshman maids Sabrina Boyd of Meridian and Vanity Payne of Philadelphia; sophomore maids Makaeya Brock of Decatur and Taylor Hardy of Starkville; queen Autumn Taylor of Newton; sophomore maid Hayden Hudspeth of Louisville; maid of
Since graduating from Mississippi College, Hickory native Mark Fanning has made a career out of coaching baseball at St. Andrews Episcopal School in Madison.
During his 21 years at St. Andrews, Fanning has fielded one of the most consistent baseball teams in the state of Mississippi.