Police reports 03/28/18


The following arrests were made between March 16-22 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 Department

• Brittany Lee, 24, disturbing the family peace

Janie Langham

Janie Langham, 92, passed away Friday, March 30, 2018, at her residence in Little Rock.

Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, April 1 at Newton County Funeral Home-North. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 2 at Greenland Baptist Church in Little Rock.


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.


Fire engulfs Newton home


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.

Taylor, Everett take top honors in ECCC homecoming court

Members of the 2017 Homecoming Court at East Central Community College in Decatur included (front row, from left) freshman maids Sabrina Boyd of Meridian and Vanity Payne of Philadelphia; sophomore maids Makaeya Brock of Decatur and Taylor Hardy of Starkville; queen Autumn Taylor of Newton; sophomore maid Hayden Hudspeth of Louisville; maid of