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Festival just 10 days away

By DEMETRIUS THOMPSON,

The final preparations are being made for the Union Chamber of Commerce’s first ever Union Day, which will be held on Saturday, June 16, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Chamber board agreed to create the new event in April after plans to hold last year’s Country Day fell through at the last minute in August 2017.


Arrests 5/23/18

The following arrests were made between May 11-17 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

• Nikkie Knight, 36, trespassing

• Marshall Margrave, 32, trespassing




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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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Erma Jean Bell

Erma Jean Bell 

Funeral services for Mrs. Erma Jean Bell was conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2 at Ott & Lee Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Cook officiating. Interment followed in the Old White Plains Cemetery under the direction of Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Forest. 










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