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Three girls vie for Distinguished Young Woman title on Saturday

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

The Distinguished Young Woman program for Newton County will be Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at ECCC’s Huff Auditorium.

Doors will open around 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the door and program books will be $5.

They are competing for the title of Distinguished Young Woman of Newton County for 2019.  They are all juniors.

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UGF makes final push

By BRENT MAZE,

The United Givers Fund is making one final push for donations to help 26 local agencies this year.

Van Lucas, campaign drive chairman, said that while donations are running behind where they normally are in previous years, they are confident that they will be able to make a strong push in the final months of the 2017-2018 campaign.

Don’t underestimate the ability of others to empathize with your pain

By SPENCER BLALOCK,

A joke I came across, related to the adventures of aging, goes like this: A refined gentleman who has just turned 90 years old starts complaining to his wife about the noises coming from his knee as well as the stiffness and pain he has begun to experience.  After several days of complaints, his wife insists he go to the doctor to have it check

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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.

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