Members of the Newton Historical Cultural Commission let their Christmas spirit shine last week by giving the historic McElroy-Hoye House a holiday makeover. Erecting a Christmas Tree, stringing lights and draping garlands throughout the home, members hope the community will come out to enjoy the home and share in the Christmas joy.
Jackie Knight woke Monday morning without needing to go to work for the first time in his life.
While he had officially given up his position as sheriff of Newton County the day before, the gravity of the decision began to sink in on Monday.
Colby Ferguson, Union 46
Eli Finnegan, NCA 42
Carlois Walker, County 42
Brady McGee, Lake 38
Kenyon Clay, Union 36
Johnny Johnson, Lake 32
Colby Hollingsworth, NCA 30
Zywon Ledbetter, Lake 30
Hayden West, NCA 26
For years, I had wanted to visit the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter, both envisioned and guided into actuality, by the Australian Christian, Ken Ham, through God’s enablement. Having read about it, I had also talked to people here in Decatur who had been and said they enjoyed going.
Many people may think Union began as a railroad town during the early to mid-1800s. Union, however, did not build a railroad until 1905. For the better part of a century, Union did not have a train or any railroads. Union was a small town built around the Old Jackson to Montgomery Road that ran across the South.
Readers might recall isolated businesses around and after the 1950s that have not been previously discussed in this column. Several of them are still serving the people of Union today.