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La-Z-Boy shuts down temporarily due to COVID-19

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

La-Z-Boy Incorporated announced in a press release Sunday afternoon that it will have a temporary shutdown of all U.S. manufacturing facilities and regional distribution centers effective immediately.

This includes the manufacturing and shipping operations in Newton. The company said they will re-evaluate the situation April 13.



Changing of the guard: Union police dog retires, new dog joins force

By THOMAS HOWARD,

Union Police Department is welcoming a new furry face to their ranks as Officer Steve Robinson works to acclimate to his new K-9 partner, Tao.

The 3-year-old Tao, who is certified in both narcotics and apprehension, will take the place of Tammy, Robinson’s current partner who is retiring after serving nine years as UPD’s K-9 officer.





Vance named top player

By ROBBIE ROBERTSON,

The first time Union coach John Darnell ran across J.T. Vance, the 6-foot-2 senior was then a sophomore for the Yellowjackets and Darnell was coaching at Lake.

Darnell says he doesn’t remember how many points Vance scored that night, but the sophomore left an impression on his future coach that night.


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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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