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.


Bennie Walker Jr.

Bennie Dan Walker Jr. "Dannie", 59, passed away at his home in Hickory on April 30, 2018.

Dannie was born on July 12, 1958 in Union to Bennie Dan and Virginia Walker. Dannie married Tammie Lott of Hickory on Sept. 23, 1980.

Michael Brackeen

Michael D. Brackeen Sr., 63, passed away at Anderson's Regional Medical Hospital on Monday, May 7, 2018.

Michael was born in Newton to W.M. and Bernice Brackeen. Michael married Suzijo Brackeen of Simpson County on July 4, 1972.

Lunch menus 4/25/18

Newton County Public Schools

Monday, April 30

NCES breakfast: Assorted cold cereals, French toast sticks, strawberry banana yogurt, fresh fruit cup, assorted fruit juices and a variety of milk

Lunch menus 5/02/18

Newton County School District

Monday, May 7

All schools breakfast: Assorted Cold Cereals, Sausage & Pancake on a Stick, Choice of Strawberry or Banana Yogurt, Fresh Fruit Cup, Assorted Fruit Juices, Chocolate Milk, Fat Free Milk, and Strawberry Milk

Arrests 5/9/18


The following arrests were made between April 27-May 3 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


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.


Four Newton County teenagers arrested in shooting, high-speed chase


Four Newton County teenagers are being held at the Lauderdale County Jail after being arrested after shooting at a Lauderdale County sheriff’s deputy and leading authorities on a high speed chase on Monday afternoon.

While no one was injured, shots were reportedly fired at a Lauderdale County deputy’s patrol car during the pursuit.

Lake bound for state


It’s often been said to win a state championship, you have to get a break somewhere along the way.

Ironically, East Union may have given Lake the break it needed.

East Union knocked out Division 4-2A champion Philadelphia, a team that beat Lake twice in the regular season.



JoAnn Monk, 74, passed away on May 16, 2018, at her son's home in Arizona. JoAnn was born in... READ MORE