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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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Getting the Message: 4:1-9

By CHRIS SHELTON,

 We have observed in the book of Exodus that God makes plain his purposes to Moses; what he is going to do, why he is doing it, and what the result will be. God appeared to Moses in the burning bush. He told Moses his name, that he is “I am”, meaning that he has always existed, always will, and is infinitely over his creation. 


Country Day cancelled

By BRENT MAZE,

There will be no Country Day this August.

The Union Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors held an emergency meeting last Thursday night to discuss whether they would proceed with plans to hold the 41st annual Union Country Day Festival. At the meeting, the board decided to cancel the festival.



NCA fights to stay alive

By ROBBIE ROBERTSON,

The Newton County Academy Lady Generals are fighting for their tournament life after falling into the loser’s bracket on Saturday in the South AA Tournament at Brookhaven.

The Lady Generals opened the tournament with a 4-0 win over Centreville but then dropped a 7-4 decision to Glenbrook to fall into the loser’s bracket.






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