The Newton Board of Aldermen has approved a new fire chief.
Aldermen Monday night voted to name Walter Gordon to the position.
In keeping with a tradition, firefighters had elected Donny Collins to the job. However, a state attorney general's opinion found it might be a conflict of interest, because Collins has several family members in the department.
Collins was named assistant chief by the board.
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