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Andy Ogletree will compete in the U.S. Amateur Semifinals, which will be broadcast live on national TV today.
Newton Fire and Police are on scene at a fatal wreak on I-20 near mile marker 109 westbound. The right lane is closed at this time.
WASHINGTON – The Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee today announced the award of a $59.1 million contract to procure Mississippi-produced Light Enforcement Helicopters for the U.
The Union Fire Department’s new city fire truck arrived late last week, and fire department workers are getting it ready for service.
Newton La-Z-Boy will relocate its Leather Cutting and Sewing division to Mexico by the end of the year, Daniel Simoneau, general manager for La-Z-Boy’s Newton operations, said Monday.

Collins joins Appeal staff


The Newton County Appeal has welcomed Union’s Heather Collins, who is joining the staff as a bookkeeper and graphic designer.

Collins said she was grateful for the opportunity and excited to get to work.

“This a great opportunity for me, and I’m excited to start working at the paper,” she said.

City eyes raise for workers


The City of Newton is looking at a nearly $3.3 million budget that, if approved, would give most city employees a one percent raise for the new budget year, which begins Oct. 1.

City Clerk Charlene Evans said the raise would increase the personnel salaries by about $19,100 from this year.

Paying tribute to lynching victims: Families shed light on 1908 incident of freedmen’s deaths


On Oct. 10, 1908, a mob of angry, white residents captured and killed three African American men near Good Hope Church Road, south of Hickory. Dee Dawkins, Frank Johnson and William Fielder were associates of Shep Jones, a black man accused of killing a wealthy white resident. Dawkins and Johnson were discovered along the road, shot to death.



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