Sports briefs 03/14/18

Myers advances to state

Claire Myers of Newton County High School finished second at Class 4A South State powerlifting competition and advanced to state.

ECCC golf team claims 4th at MACJC Event No. 4 in Meridian



Public records 01/03/18


The following arrests were made between Dec. 22-Dec. 29 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

• Anterrion Martin, 24, DUI second offense

Sports briefs 1/31/18

ECCC men’s soccer to hold open tryout Feb. 22

An open tryout for the 2018 East Central Community College men’s soccer team will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, at the soccer pitch on the Decatur campus, announced head men’s soccer coach Kenneth Thompson.


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.