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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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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.





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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