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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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Tigers edge Cougars

By ROBBIE ROBERTSON,

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.

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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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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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