Sports briefs

Newton Country Club sets Fourth of July tournament

The Newton Country Club will host a 1 Person Scramble (18 holes) Wednesday, July 4.

Tee time is at 1 p.m. Morning tee times will be used if necessary.

Entry fee is $20 per person.

William Burton

Funeral services for William Burton were held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 14 at Thomas & Jones Funeral Home, Las Vegas. Burton, 85, died Saturday, April 28, 2018. Services were under the direction of Thomas and Jones Funeral Home.


Arrests 6/13/18

The following arrests were made between June 1-7 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

• Robert Hughes, 41, possession of methamphetamine


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.