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Sports briefs 2/21/18

Newton County powerlifter advances to South-State

Claire Myers finished first at the district meet Feb. 12 and advanced to South State. She and other Newton County powerlifters will compete at Moss Point this weekend.

ECCC drops tennis opener



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.


Darryl Henderson

Funeral services for Mr. Darryl Orlando Henderson were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14 at Union Grove M.B. Church in Union with the Rev. Eric Hill officiating. Burial was in St. Cloud MB Church Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home of Philadelphia was in charge of arrangements.