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Margaret Pace

Margaret Ann Beach Pace, 79, passed away on April 2, 2018.

Margaret was born May 11, 1938, in Montgomery, Ala.,to Fred and Irella Beach. Margaret married Tommy Pace of Newton on Dec. 16, 1958.


Margaret Pace

Margaret Ann Beach Pace, 79, passed away on April 2, 2018.

Margaret was born May 11, 1938, in Montgomery, Ala., to Fred and Irella Beach. Margaret married Tommy Pace of Newton on Dec. 16, 1958.





Reeves inks with Belhaven

By ROBBIE ROBERTSON,

Peyton Reeves blossomed on the basketball courts at Newton County this year.

Now the 6-foot-4 senior hopes the same thing will happen at Belhaven University in Jackson.

Reeves signed to play basketball with the Blazers last week.

For his coach and grandfather Steve Harber, it was a day he will never forget.




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County splits four matches

By ROBBIE ROBERTSON,

The Newton County tennis team continues to wade through a difficult non-division schedule.

Newton County split four matches last week as they dropped a 5-2 match to Northwest Rankin and a 5-2 match to Madison Central. Newton County took a key division win over Northeast Jones and then beat Class 6A Clinton 6-1.





I’m trading in my sorrows for joy and gratitude

By L. AGNES RUSSELL,

How do I begin this?  How do you tell about a man you were married to for 53 years, who was suddenly, as a result of a heart attack, within seconds, gone?  We always knew there was the possibility of a Homegoing for each of us, as we were both in our 70s; and he said he thought it would be his heart, because of the myotonic muscular dystrophy t


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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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U.S. Senate confirms Hurst

By BRENT MAZE,

Mike Hurst is heading back to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, but this time, he will be leading the district’s office.

After President Donald Trump made the appointment this summer, the Newton County native was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate last week. He was sworn in officially on Tuesday.



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