Editor’s Note: The Newton County Appeal is taking an in depth look at the races during the 2019 Primary Election on Aug. 6.
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Students with academic excellence for the 2017-18 school representing the Class of 2019 at Newton County High School are, from left, (front row) Jordan Wall, Cassidy Williams, Clay Cooley, Aubrey Hollingsworth, Sarah Holsonback, Alison Watson, Jonathan Boudreaux, (back row) Luke Williams, Connor Boggan, Autumn Willis, Abby Newell, Cheyenne Brow
Nell Totten knows that God is doing a work in lives of the youth of Union.
From the time she founded Free ‘N Deed Ministries several years ago, she’s seen the ministry grow and continue to reach out to the children of the community.
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.
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.
FLOWOOD — Mississippi Blood Services (MBS) has hit a critical level inventory as we enter into the peak summer months. Summer time always sees a drop in blood donations as schools are out and families are often out of town on vacation. But the need for blood never takes a vacation—and often during the summer it increases.
KNRLS Summer Reading Program continues
The Kemper-Newton Regional Library’s Summer Reading Program is currently underway. This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock” and many of this summer’s events will be centered around music. Here is the remaining schedule for the Union, Newton and Decatur branches:
Over the last few days, our hearts have been heavy mourning the loss of Demetrius Thompson. Good ole Demetrius was one of the best people I’ve ever worked with.