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Larry Loper

Funeral services for Mr. Larry M. Loper will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Newton County Funeral Home South with Bro. Lin Chesney officiating. Interment will follow at Pine Bluff Baptist Church with Newton County Funeral Home South in charge of arrangements.






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Vincent to lead state’s SBC

By BRENT MAZE,

Clarke-Venable Baptist Church pastor Mark Vincent has been named the president of the Mississippi Baptist Convention.

Vincent, who has served at Clark-Venable since June 2004, said he wasn’t seeking the position, but after praying and thinking about the opportunity, he agreed to serve if he was elected.











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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