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Editor’s Note: The Newton County Appeal is taking an in depth look at the races during the 2019 Primary Election on Aug. 6.

Hundreds of residents flooded downtown Union to hear political speakers, shop at vendor booths and visit with friends at the annual Union Day festival Saturday.

Resident of Woodlawn Circle could be seeing paving trucks on their street as soon as Friday.

The City of Newton will receive a $208,800 grant for repairs and improve safety at the James H. Easom Airport.

One of Bobby Bass’ big questions going into last season was the quarterback position.

Union’s Andy Ogletree had a lot of close calls this spring on the golf course for Georgia Tech.

Price selected ECCC’s ‘Humanities Instructor of the Year’


History instructor Madison Price is East Central Community College’s “Humanities Instructor of the Year” and will be recognized Tuesday, Nov. 7 on the Decatur campus. 

Price will present a special program, held in conjunction with Arts and Humanities Month, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Vickers Fine Arts Center auditorium. 

Hornets upset Philly


When Tate Hanna took over the football program at Lake High School, he insisted he wanted to instill a toughness in his players.

That toughness showed up on Friday night when the Hornets stunned Philadelphia 34-30 to knock the top-ranked Tornadoes from the ranks of the unbeaten.