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Lunch Menus 9/19/18

Newton County Schools Breakfast and Lunch Menu
Monday, Sept. 24
Assorted Cold Cereals, French Toast Sticks, Choice of Strawberry or Blueberry Yogurt, Fresh Fruit Cup, Assorted Fruit Juices, and a Variety of Milk

Lucas Arthur

Mr. Lucas Leon Arthur of Union, age 38, died on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018.

Services for Mr. Lucas Arthur will be held 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018 at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Union. Burial will be held in the Newton County Memorial Garden Dr. Jon Martin and Pastor Kuhrman Cox will be officiating.


City mourns loss of Gordon


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


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.


Fire engulfs Newton home


A home on Third Avenue in Newton was gutted by a fire this afternoon.

Firefighters from Newton, Decatur and Hickory responded to the blaze, which consumed the interior of a brick home that had a chimney.

There were no apparent injuries from the fire as of this afternoon. The cause is under 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.