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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 6/6/18

The following arrests were made between May 25-31 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

• Jeffrey Scott Pilgrim, 42, simple domestic assault






Arrests 5/30/18

The following arrests were made between May 18-25 in Newton County. This report is based on the daily jail blotter at the Newton County Jail and the Union Police Department.

Newton Police Department

• Eric Emmons, 43, DUI refusal

• Fallon Graffree, 26, domestic violence, simple assault


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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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