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ECCC MI-BEST to provide information on free job skills training 

By ECCC MEDIA RELATIONS,

Representatives from East Central Community College will be visiting locations throughout the district this summer to help prospective students learn more about the MI-BEST and Project Pathway programs, both of which help students learn or enhance job skills needed in today’s businesses and industries. 





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Gerald Matlock

Services for Mr. Gerald Matlock were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 31 at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Union with burial in the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery. The Rev. Jamie Leach officiated.

Visitation was held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Milling Funeral Home of Union.




Martha Cuchens

Martha Susan McNab Cuchens died at her home in Newton on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at the age of 62. Susan was born on Saturday, May 5, 1956, in DeFuniak Springs, Fla., and lived most of her childhood and teenage years in Valparaiso, Fla. She also lived in Hattiesburg, New Orleans, Pascagoula and for the last 33 years in Newton.


Granville Pinson

Services for Mr. Granville Ardell Pinson were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 27 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Bros. Lin Chesney and Rusty Walton will officiate.

Visitation was held  from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, May 26 and from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 27 at Milling Funeral Home of Union.



Clara Griffith

Services for Ms. Clara Mae Nazary Griffith were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 9 at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Union with burial in the Midway Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was held one hour prior to service on Saturday at Milling Funeral Home of Union.




Eight Philadelphia residents indicted federally in major drug trafficking operation

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

JACKSON – Eleven defendants, including eight from the Philadelphia area, are facing federal drug charges in multiple indictments unsealed on Wednesday targeting a large, multi-state drug trafficking operation in East Central Mississippi. The indictments were announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst, Special Agent in Charge Jere 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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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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Obituaries

Funeral services for William Burton were held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 14 at Thomas & Jones... READ MORE