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.


Arrests 5/02/18


The following arrests were made between April 20-26 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

Sports briefs 5/02/18

Annual ECCC Warrior Golf Classic Moves to Friday, May 11

The 17th Warrior Golf Classic sponsored by the East Central Community College Alumni Association will be held on Friday, May 11, the first time the annual event has been held on a Friday to better accommodate the participating golfers.

Christine Bates

Christine Ezelle Bates, 94, died Friday, May 4, 2018, at New Albany Health and Rehab in New Albany. The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 7 at Philadelphia Baptist Church with the Rev. Bobby Irvin and Mr. Bill Renobich officiating. A graveside service was held at County Line Cemetery in Neshoba County at 4 p.m.


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.



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