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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.


Tigers edge Cougars


In a battle of two of the area’s better teams, it was 2A Newton that came away with the win over the 4A Cougars.

Newton’s Brandon Payne put in the go-ahead shot with 35 seconds remaining as Newton took an 55-52 win over homestanding Newton County on Friday night.


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.


Willie James Kidd

Funeral services for Willie James Kidd will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 19 at Jerusalem MB Church. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 18. Services are under the direction of Dunlap & Thames Funeral Home, Newton.

Jim Jones

Services for Bro. Jim Jones were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6 at Lucern Methodist Church with the burial in the Lucern Methodist Church Cemetery. Bros. Jimmy Holder, Wayne Tate and Ed Dickerson officiated. 

Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5 at Milling Funeral Home of Union.