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Yellowjackets can't keep up with Tornadoes

By AUSTIN BISHOP | SPECIAL TO THE APPEAL,

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia High School football team left a lot of points on the field in the first half. That was not the case over the last 24 minutes of the game as the Tornadoes, now 6-3 overall and 2-0 in Region 4-2A play, scored five touchdowns in the second half to take a 42-7 win over visiting Union on Thursday night.



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Players of the week


Newton County 

Tra Taylor, the Cougar center graded out at 82 percent and had two pancake blocks as the Cougars ran for a season-high 404 yards.


Union 

Jaylon Buckley, had 160 yards on 17 carries and scored two touchdowns in a 34-17 win over Madison St. Joseph.




City eyes new home for PD

By THOMAS HOWARD,

Union Police Department is working to update their headquarters to bring the town’s law enforcement into the 21st century. In a Board of Aldermen meeting, Oct. 2, Police Chief Billy Pat Walker and Officer Steve Robinson spoke to Aldermen about the need for a new police station and possible funding for the project.



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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.


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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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.


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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