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Festival just 10 days away

By DEMETRIUS THOMPSON,

The final preparations are being made for the Union Chamber of Commerce’s first ever Union Day, which will be held on Saturday, June 16, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Chamber board agreed to create the new event in April after plans to hold last year’s Country Day fell through at the last minute in August 2017.







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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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Vincent to lead state’s SBC

By BRENT MAZE,

Clarke-Venable Baptist Church pastor Mark Vincent has been named the president of the Mississippi Baptist Convention.

Vincent, who has served at Clark-Venable since June 2004, said he wasn’t seeking the position, but after praying and thinking about the opportunity, he agreed to serve if he was elected.











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