Sports briefs 03/14/18

Myers advances to state

Claire Myers of Newton County High School finished second at Class 4A South State powerlifting competition and advanced to state.

ECCC golf team claims 4th at MACJC Event No. 4 in Meridian

Police reports 03/14/18


The following arrests were made between March 2-8 in Newton County. This report is based on the daily jail blotter at the Newton County Jail and the Union Police Department.

Newton County  Sheriff’s Office

• Thomas Snowden, 27, domestic violence



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.


Roy C. White

Graveside services for Roy C. White will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29 at Mississippi Veterans Cemetery in Newton.

Mr. White, 89, of Hickory, passed away Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian. The Revs. Mark Vincent and Wayne Griffith will officiate.