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Lunch menus 4/18/18

Newton County School District

Monday, April 23

All schools breakfast: Assorted cold cereals, sausage and pancake on a stick, strawberry banana yogurt, fresh fruit cup, assorted fruit juices and a variety of milk


Bennie Dollar

Bennie Dollar, formerly of Gulfport and Brandon, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on March 31, 2018, in Birmingham, Ala., where he has resided for the past two years. He was 85.


Arrests 4/18/18

Arrests

The following arrests were made between April 6-12 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

• Shaun Guthrie, 42, felony domestic violence


Yvette Woodard

Services for Yvette Smith Woodard were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 19 at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Union with burial in the Golden Grove Cemetery. Bros. Danny Chaney Bro. Rusty Walton officiated.




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Arrests 4/04/18

The following arrests were made between March 23-29 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



Senate passes $6 billion state budget to wrap up 2018 session

By TERRY C. BURTON,

In the final week of the 2018 Legislative Session, we passed a $6 billion budget that funds K-12 education under MAEP at $2.2 billion and gives a $5 million increase for a total of $6.5 million, to the nationally recognized and highly successful School Recognition Program that rewards teachers in schools that improve a letter grade or maintain





Glenn Evans

Funeral services for Glenn Evans were at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7 at St. Mary Church. Visitation was on Friday, April 6. Services were under the direction of Dunlap & Thames Funeral Home, Newton.




Lunch menus 4/04/18

Newton County Elementary School
Monday, April 9
All schools breakfast: Assorted cold cereals, sausage and pancake on a stick, strawberry banana yogurt, fresh fruit cup, assorted fruit juices, and a variety of milk


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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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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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