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Lakes big ‘shutdown guy’

By ROBBIE ROBERTSON,

Lake’s Danarrious Hughes was one on the top defensive backs in small-school football last year.

Hughes led Class 2A with nine interceptions and was named a first-team, all-state Class 2A pick at cornerback.

Hughes is also the first pick for The Newton County Appeal’s annual Elite 11, featuring the top players in Newton County.








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Choctaw tribal member sentenced to 45 years in prison for 2nd degree murder

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

Jerome Steve, 33, of Philadelphia, was sentenced Thursday by Chief U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III to 540 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for second degree murder, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.



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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.




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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Sports

Lake football coach Tate Hanna compares his Division 5-2A schedule to playing in the SEC West... READ MORE


Obituaries

Graveside services for Mrs. Velma Lou White were held 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Union... READ MORE


Weddings

Ms. Katrina Tingle announces the engagement of her daughter Asia Tingle to Lakendrick Coleman,... READ MORE