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Mary Kate Hardy offered APSU Provost Out-of-State Scholarship

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

CLARKSVILLE, TN – Austin Peay State University congratulates Mary Kate Hardy of Union, MS, on being offered the Provost Out-of-State Scholarship for high-achieving freshmen for the Fall 2020 semester.

Out-of-state students meeting the criteria of a 3.0 GPA and a 21 ACT or 1060 SAT qualify for a Provost Out-of-State Scholarship.






First Baptist Church of Union

By TERESA BLOUNT,

Newspaper documentation shows that a Primitive Baptist Church was built on the Decatur-Philadelphia Road in the early days of Union; that area would be 204 N. Decatur Street today. Then at some point, another church called Union Church that was used by several denominations was built next to it at today’s 206 N. Decatur Street.



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Man dead after tragic accident

By BRENT MAZE,

A Union man was killed Wednesday after his vehicle came out of park and rolled over him while he was walking through the parking lot of a store.

Newton County Coroner Danny Shoemaker identified the victim as Charlie Collins, 68, of Union. Union Police Chief Billy Pat Walker said Collins lived at the Union congregate housing.




Arrests for Dec. 20-26

The following arrests were reported for December 20-26 in Newton County. This report was compiled from the daily blotter at the Newton County Jail.

Newton County Sherriff’s Department

•Kameron Evans, 25, arrested 12/20/19, disturbing the family peace

•Kameron Evans, 25, arrested 12/25/19, trespassing




Gov. Bryant appoints Burns Eighth Circuit Court District Judge

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant announced Monday he appointed Brian K. Burns as the Eighth Circuit Court District Judge. He replaces Judge Christopher A. Collins, who is leaving public service after serving 21 consecutive years as a judge. Burns' appointment is effective January 2 and will end Dec. 31. 2020.




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Man dead after tragic accident

By BRENT MAZE,

A Union man was killed Wednesday after his vehicle came out of park and rolled over him while he was walking through the parking lot of a store.

Newton County Coroner Danny Shoemaker identified the victim as Charlie Collins, 68, of Union. Union Police Chief Billy Pat Walker said Collins lived at the Union congregate housing.



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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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