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Retracing and preserving Union’s history... Whitten remembers first wedding, early jobs

By TERESA BLOUNT,

This column concludes the series of Mr. Whitten’s memories. Again, I give many, many thanks to Judy Whitten Moss and Vickie Whitten Hancock for refreshing memories of early Union for some and for giving new insights to others through their sharing of their father’s reminiscences.








Overall Character Winners

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

NCES recognizes students who receive the most nominations during the year for modeling character on campus, from left, (front row) Olivia Thompson, Clark Gentry, Ryleigh Massey, (back row) Drew Walker, Stephen Moore, and PJ Sperandeo.  Tracy Holliman coordinates the Character Education initiative at NCES.


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First ever Union Day a success, and Phillips returns to work

By VIRGINIA WELCH,

Based on information from local business people, the turn out for the first annual Union Day was quite good.

My friend and fellow Writers Guild member, Pam Hillman, had a booth there. I planned to take my copy of her book, “Road to Magnolia Glen,” to have her sign it, but I didn’t dare brave the heat. I hope it was successful



Sports briefs

Newton Country Club sets Fourth of July tournament

The Newton Country Club will host a 1 Person Scramble (18 holes) Wednesday, July 4.

Tee time is at 1 p.m. Morning tee times will be used if necessary.

Entry fee is $20 per person.




Beth Tucker

Mary Beth Savell Tucker, 78, passed away Friday, June 22, 2018, at Central Mississippi Merritt Health Hospital in Jackson. Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, June 24 at Chancellor Funeral Home in Byram and from 10-11 a.m. Monday, June 25. The funeral service was also held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Monday.





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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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