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1 dead in wreck on 494

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.









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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Union Community News — Union residents take in McBride concert

By VIRGINIA WELCH,

Denise Mason and her brother, Benny Joe Reppond, went to the Martina McBride concert Saturday night, complements of the brother of a Facebook friend. She commented online how much she wanted to go, but at the price of the tickets, she couldn’t do it. A friend told her that her brother got four comp tickets and was only using two.




WhistleStop Marketplace returns, Newton Chamber to host drawings

By BRENT MAZE,

The Newton Chamber of Commerce is hosting its seventh annual Whistlestop Marketplace on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Former chamber executive directors Leigh Anne Whittle and Angie Burks started the event eight years ago to give Newton County residents a local option for Christmas arts and crafts shopping.



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