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Community calendar 10/10

Bluegrass Gospel Singing on the River and Cornhole Tournament

The public is invited to head to the Chunky River Recreation area, Saturday, Oct. 20, for a day of music, fun and food at the Bluegrass Gospel Singing on the River and Cornhole Tournament.



Bobby Pugh

Bobby Clinton Pugh, 80, of Hickory, passed away peacefully at his home, with his loving wife, Annette Pugh, at his side on Wednesday, Oct. 3. He was born Sunday, May 29, 1938 in Hickory.


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Gulf Coast Holds On for 27-14 MACJC South Division Win Over East Central

By ECCC SPORTS INFORMATION,

The Mississippi Gulf Coast Bulldogs scored on their first two drives of the game to set the tone early and then survived a fourth quarter East Central Community College rally to pick up a 27-14 MACJC South Division football win over the visiting Warriors Thursday, Oct. 11, at George Sekul Field at A.L. May Memorial Stadium in Perkinston.



Ronald Ewald

Ronald Alfred (Butch) Ewald, 74, of Canton, Ga. passed away at his home Aug. 26. Funeral Services were held at the historical chapel of the First Baptist Church, Marietta, Ga on Aug. 29, with Dr Bill Ross and Rev Phillip Vestal officiating. Burial was in Kennesaw Memorial Park, Marietta.


Martha Stevens

Services for Ms. Martha Savell Stevens were held 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Union with burial in the Rock Branch Cemetery. Bro. Wayne Stockstill officiated.

Visitation was held 9:30 - 11 a.m. Friday at Milling Funeral Home of Union.







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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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Fire engulfs Newton home

By BRENT MAZE,

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.






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