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Bernice Hoyt

Services for Bernice Clark Hoyt will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2 in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home-Meridian. The Rev. Ron Leonard will be officiating. Burial will follow in Herbert Baptist Church Cemetery in the House community.



JoAnn Monk

JoAnn Monk, 74, passed away on May 16, 2018, at her son's home in Arizona. JoAnn was born in Newton to Tennis and Maggie Thornton.



Clara Griffith

Services for Ms. Clara Mae Nazary Griffith were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 9 at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Union with burial in the Midway Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was held one hour prior to service on Saturday at Milling Funeral Home of Union.



NES teacher honored at 2018 Golden Apple Banquet

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

Newton Elementary first grade teacher Cindy Strickland was recently honored at the 2018 Golden Apple Teacher Award Banquet in Meridian. Mrs. Strickland was nominated by NES Gifted Education teacher, Gina Gordon, for her dedication to her students and for setting a positive example for her fellow staff members even in the midst of hardships.





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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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Four Newton County teenagers arrested in shooting, high-speed chase

By DEMETRIUS THOMPSON,

Four Newton County teenagers are being held at the Lauderdale County Jail after being arrested after shooting at a Lauderdale County sheriff’s deputy and leading authorities on a high speed chase on Monday afternoon.

While no one was injured, shots were reportedly fired at a Lauderdale County deputy’s patrol car during the pursuit.


Lake bound for state

By ROBBIE ROBERTSON,

It’s often been said to win a state championship, you have to get a break somewhere along the way.

Ironically, East Union may have given Lake the break it needed.

East Union knocked out Division 4-2A champion Philadelphia, a team that beat Lake twice in the regular season.


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