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Ronald Alfred (Butch) Ewald, 74, of Canton, Ga. passed away at his home Aug. 26. Funeral Services were held at the historical chapel of the First Baptist Church, Marietta, Ga on Aug. 29, with Dr Bill Ross and Rev Phillip Vestal officiating. Burial was in Kennesaw Memorial Park, Marietta.
Services for Ms. Martha Savell Stevens were held 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Union with burial in the Rock Branch Cemetery. Bro. Wayne Stockstill officiated.
Visitation was held 9:30 - 11 a.m. Friday at Milling Funeral Home of Union.
Newton County Sheriff’s Department reported the following arrests for Sept. 14 – 21.
MSU Extension Service offers “Forestland as an Investment” courses
East Central Community College alumni George Taylor of Forest, retired vice chairman of Community Bank of Mississippi, and Gina Hollingsworth Gordon, gifted education teacher with the Newton Municipal School District, will be recognized as Alumnus and Alumna of the Year, respectively, Thursday, Oct.
Volunteers on Newton County’s Special Response Team will soon be covered under the county’s insurance for injuries on the job.
The Mississippi Community Veterans Engagement Board (MS-CVEB), in coordination with the G. V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson and the Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System in Biloxi, MS, will offer Hepatitis C testing to their enrolled Veterans.
One man is dead after a single car wreck on Highway 494 Tuesday.
Mississippi Highway Patrol reported Adrian Coleman, 49, of Meridian was traveling toward Union shortly after 1 p.m. when he lost control of his Toyota Sequoia rounding a curve. The vehicle left the road and struck a tree.
Updated: 4:40 p.m.
Residents in Newton County might want to keep their umbrellas handy as Tropical Storm Gordon is expected to make landfall overnight Tuesday evening.
Hickory residents are under a boil water notice due to a break in the water line. Mississippi Department of Health was alerted Monday afternoon by water system officials of a sudden loss of pressure due to one or more leaks in the line. All tap water should be boiled for at least one minute to inactivate harmful bacteria.
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.
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.
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.
Union police arrested two men for car theft last week.
UPD Chief Billy Pat Walker said the department learned that James B. Rice, 31, and Joshua A. Andrews, both of Neshoba County, were spotted in Kosciusko. The two were suspected in the taking of a motor vehicle from the Hilltop Nursing Home in Union on Dec. 12.
Amis: Money needed for Peavey renovation, pre-k classes
Newton County is officially looking for a new football coach.
After four years of leading the Cougars, head coach Gene Mitchell stepped down after the season due to health reasons.
Mitchell was diagnosed with cancer last year but coached through the season.
Newton County suffered its first vehicular fatality of 2018 on Tuesday evening.
Darryl Henderson, 54, of Union, was killed in a head on collision at around 5:17 p.m. at the I-20 exit on Hwy. 80 near the Marathon gas station.
According to Newton County Elementary School Principal Jason Roberson, Newton County Elementary will be adding a pre-kindergarten program to their campus beginning in the fall of the 2018-2019 school year.
Newton County Elementary School is the second elementary school to launch a pre-kindergarten program in the county.
For one of the few times in their lives, Zachary and Zackariah Johnson will be separated for two weeks.
Zackariah was recently named as a defensive back in the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star football game. The game consists of Mississippi’s and Alabama’s best football players.
Newton High School has been celebrating its jump from a “D” to a “B” when the accountability grades were released by the Mississippi Department of Education.
Parents lined a walkway to cheer their students and teachers as they walked into the school’s auditorium for a pep rally to celebrate the achievement on Friday.