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Honor those who gave all

Monday, we will be celebrating the Memorial Day holiday. This is the day we set aside to remember those who have fought for our country and never returned home. We also remember the veterans have passed away after returning home.



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Millie McGee

Funeral services for Millie McGee were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 2 at Morning Star Baptist Church. Visitation was from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 1 at Dunlap & Thames Funeral Home, Newton.



Arrests 4/25/18

Arrests

The following arrests were made between April 6-19 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








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

By DEMETRIUS THOMPSON,

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

By ROBBIE ROBERTSON,

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.




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