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Col. Bert Gilmore

Services for Col. Bert Gilmore were held 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, at Sebastopol Baptist Church. Burial with military honors was in the Sebastopol City Cemetery. Dr. David Rives and Rev. J. Clark officiated.


Taylor releases first book

By BRENT MAZE,

The Rev. Bruce Taylor has released his first book, a devotional entitled “That Still Small Voice: Hearing the Voice of God in the Commonplace.”

Taylor, who is a retired Methodist minister and a Decatur native, said he has been working on this project for the last two decades.





Johnnie Keith

Services for Mrs. Johnnie Keith of Decatur were held 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 at Clarke-Venable Baptist Church with burial in the Decatur City Cemetery. Dr. Billy Williams officiated.

Visitation were held one hour prior to the service (10-11 a.m.) on Friday at the church.






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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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Hospital still in bankruptcy

By BRENT MAZE,

Ascentium Healthcare Resources will be taking over the management of Lackey Memorial Hospital in Forest and businesses that were being managed by Pioneer Health Services.

However, it will not include the former Pioneer Community Hospital of Newton, according to Sydney Sawyer, chief executive of the newly formed Ascentium.







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