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Bro. Curtis L. Guess

Services for Bro. Curtis L. Guess will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18 at McClain-Hays Chapel with Revs. Tom McCurley and Tim Vowell officiating.  Burial will follow in Providence Baptist Church

Kathy Graham

Services for Mrs. Kathy Graham will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19 at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Sebastopol with burial in the Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. Harmon Smith will officiate.

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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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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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