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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.







Old gym gets new life

The old gymnasium on the campus of Union Elementary and High schools has served the needs of Yellowjacket nation for the last 71 years, and school officials hope it will continue to serve the community for another 71 years or more after the school district completed a $300,000 renovation.


Post receives 48-star flag

The American Legion Post 89 in Decatur has a new item in its collection of historical items related to veterans in Newton County and other areas.

Last week, D.L. Turner of Newton donated a 48-star flag to the post that dates back to before Alaska and Hawaii were added as U.S. states.








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