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Leslie Edwin Ethridge

Services for Mr. Leslie “Ed” Edwin Ethridge were held 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Union with Bro. Matthew Hitt and Bro. Kendel Turner and Bro. Donald Turner officiating. Burial followed in Duffee Baptist Church Cemetery.









Waudine M. Chaney

Waudine M. Chaney, 90, of Traverse City passed away Sept. 21, at Indian Trail Adult Home. 

Waudine was born on March 11, 1928 in Decatur, Mississippi to the late Otis and Inez (Graham) Parks.


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.


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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.









NCA athletes to honor veterans

By THOMAS HOWARD,

The Newton County Academy Generals are inviting all former and current members of the armed services to come out Sept. 7 for the Generals Salute, a military appreciation game against Carroll County.

Ashley Bunyard, who organized the Generals Salute, said it will be an entire night dedicated to honoring veterans for their service.



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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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