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Bryant to retire June 30

By BRENT MAZE,

Newton School Superintendent Nola Bryant will be retiring from education at the end of the year.

Bryant formally submitted her notice of retirement during the Newton Municipal School Board’s March meeting, and the minutes of which were approved on April 10.


Arrests April 8-15

By THOMAS HOWARD,

The following arrests were reported for April 8 - 15 in Newton County. This report was compiled from the daily blotter at the Newton County Jail.

Newton County Sheriff’s Department

Charles D. Savell, 26, arrested 4/11/19, driving with license suspended










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Bryant to retire June 30

By BRENT MAZE,

Newton School Superintendent Nola Bryant will be retiring from education at the end of the year.

Bryant formally submitted her notice of retirement during the Newton Municipal School Board’s March meeting, and the minutes of which were approved on April 10.



ECCC alumnus Sam Rutigliano to join MCC sports Hall of Fame

By ECCC MEDIA RELATIONS,

East Central Community College alumnus Sam Rutigliano, who coached high school, college, and professional football teams over a combined 46 years, including the NFL’s Cleveland Browns, will be inducted into the Mississippi Community College Sports Hall of Fame during a special ceremony scheduled Tuesday, April 23, at the Clyde Muse Center on th



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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.




1 dead in wreck on 494

One man is dead after a single car wreck on Highway 494 Tuesday.

Mississippi Highway Patrol reported Adrian Coleman, 49, of Meridian was traveling toward Union shortly after 1 p.m. when he lost control of his Toyota Sequoia rounding a curve. The vehicle left the road and struck a tree.


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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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