Newton County




La-Z-Boy shuts down temporarily due to COVID-19

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

La-Z-Boy Incorporated announced in a press release Sunday afternoon that it will have a temporary shutdown of all U.S. manufacturing facilities and regional distribution centers effective immediately.

This includes the manufacturing and shipping operations in Newton. The company said they will re-evaluate the situation April 13.











Car ignites on Rigdon Road

By THOMAS HOWARD,

Union, Greenfield and Decatur fire departments responded to a home on Rigdon Road near the Erin Church Road Friday morning where a Dodge Challenger went up in flames in the residence’s carport.

Union Fire Chief Dale Yates said the fire was caused by an electrical issue with a battery charger.


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