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.

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.

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



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.