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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.


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. 







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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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