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Public records 01/17/18

Arrests

The following arrests were made between Jan. 5-11 in Newton County. This report is based on the daily jail blotter at the Newton County Jail and the Union Police Department.

Newton County Sheriff’s Office

• Darwin Chipley, 55, neglect/abuse of a vulnerable person

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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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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.

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Lum Jacobs

Mr. Lum J. “L.J.” Jacobs, 91, passed away on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at his home in Lawrence. Visitation was held from noon to 1:45 p.m. Sunday Dec. 3 at Wolf Funeral Services in Lake. Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday Dec. 3 at the Wolf Funeral Services Chapel in Lake with Bros. Larry Laird and Tommy Tanner officiating.

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