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JoAnn Monk

JoAnn Monk, 74, passed away on May 16, 2018, at her son's home in Arizona. JoAnn was born in Newton to Tennis and Maggie Thornton.






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Cougars limp into playoffs

By ROBBIE ROBERTSON,

The Newton County Lady Cougars stumbled into the playoffs, losing two out of three contests last week.

The Lady Cougars suffered a pair of shutout losses, falling 5-0 to Enterprise and 7-0 to Neshoba Central. The Lady Cougars bounced back with an 8-4 win over Northwest Rankin to end the regular season.



Sylvia Roland

Mrs. Sylvia Ann Roland, 72, passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at the St. Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital in Jackson. Visitation was held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. Friday May 4 at Wolf Funeral Services in Lake.




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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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