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Community calendar 4/18/18

ECCC to offer course in ‘How to Develop a Business Plan’

The East Central Community College Small Business Development Center will offer a free workshop titled “How to Develop a Business Plan” Thursday, April 19  from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Workforce Development Center located on the college’s Decatur campus. 




5 of 7 advance in tourney

By ROBBIE ROBERTSON,

Newton County advanced five of its seven spots to the Class 4A individual tournament this past week while the team finished the regular season off with a 6-1 win over Brandon.

Newton County now begins the Class 4A team playoffs as they hosted Pop­lar­ville on Monday. The individual state tournament will be in Oxford in May.







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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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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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