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JoAnn Monk

JoAnn Monk, 74, passed away on May 16, 2018, at her son's home in Arizona. JoAnn was born in Newton to Tennis and Maggie Thornton.





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Newton 4x800m wins state

By ROBBIE ROBERTSON,

One of the most exciting events of the day was one of the first on Friday at the Class 2A State Track Meet.

The Newton team of Jadarious Hardy, Ladarious Hardy, Tyreke Snow and Jeremiah Morris won the 4x800-meter relay with a time of 8:47.93, beating out Leflore County who finished with a time of 8:51.71.








Community calendar 5/02/18

Newton County to hold National Day of Prayer event

The public is invited to the National Day of Prayer event in front of the County Courthouse in Decatur, beginning at noon Thursday, May 3.  

American Legion Post 173 to host barbecue fundraiser




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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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Obituaries

Annie Mae Lewis Vance, 89, passed away on Mother’s Day, May 13, 2018, at Rosemont Assisted... READ MORE