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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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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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