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.

Bernice Hoyt

Services for Bernice Clark Hoyt will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2 in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home-Meridian. The Rev. Ron Leonard will be officiating. Burial will follow in Herbert Baptist Church Cemetery in the House community.

Eight Philadelphia residents indicted federally in major drug trafficking operation


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.

Charlene Pearson

Funeral services for Charlene Pearson were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 29 at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel in Union. Bro. Rick Benson officiated. Burial followed at Union City Cemetery.

Mrs. Pearson, 83, of Union, passed away Friday, May 25, 2018, at UMMC in Jackson.


Three girls vie for Distinguished Young Woman title on Saturday


The Distinguished Young Woman program for Newton County will be Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at ECCC’s Huff Auditorium.

Doors will open around 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the door and program books will be $5.

They are competing for the title of Distinguished Young Woman of Newton County for 2019.  They are all juniors.


City mourns loss of Gordon


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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