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McGaugh, Thornton to wed next month

Dwayne McGaugh of Union and Melanie McGaugh of Forest are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Nicole McGaugh, to Jonathan David Thornton, son of Brenda and David Thornton of Gilmer, Texas.

The bride is the granddaughter of Frank and Donnis McGaugh of Union and Gaynell Risher Countryman fo Forest.


City mourns loss of Gordon


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.


Lola Addy

Ms. Lola Addy, 97, of Decatur, passed away peacefully Monday, June 12, 2017, at her home. Lola was born in Neshoba County on June 18, 1919. She loved spending time with her family, cooking, and sewing, especially quilting. She was a loving and caring person who always had a smile on her face.