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NES teacher honored at 2018 Golden Apple Banquet

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

Newton Elementary first grade teacher Cindy Strickland was recently honored at the 2018 Golden Apple Teacher Award Banquet in Meridian. Mrs. Strickland was nominated by NES Gifted Education teacher, Gina Gordon, for her dedication to her students and for setting a positive example for her fellow staff members even in the midst of hardships.





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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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WhistleStop Marketplace returns, Newton Chamber to host drawings

By BRENT MAZE,

The Newton Chamber of Commerce is hosting its seventh annual Whistlestop Marketplace on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Former chamber executive directors Leigh Anne Whittle and Angie Burks started the event eight years ago to give Newton County residents a local option for Christmas arts and crafts shopping.



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Obituaries

Funeral services for William Burton were held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 14 at Thomas & Jones... READ MORE