JoAnn Monk

JoAnn Monk, 74, passed away on May 16, 2018, at her son's home in Arizona. JoAnn was born in Newton to Tennis and Maggie Thornton.


Bess Burnside

Mrs. Bess Alexander Burnside, 82, of Duffee passed away Friday, May 11, 2018.

Services for Mrs. Burnside will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, May 14 at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Union. Burial will be held in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. The Revs. J.R. Eaton and Dan Lanier will officiate.


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.