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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.



Newton Elementary Pre-K deadline is Thursday

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The deadline for submitting applications for the Newton Elementary 2018-2019 Pre-K program is Thursday. Students must be 4 years of age on or before Sept. 1 and reside within the Newton Municipal School District zone to be considered for admission. Students will be selected based on screening data and other criteria, including socio-economical and educational need. Any parent or guardian interested in the Pre-K program may call the NMSD Central Office at 601-683-2451 for more information.

Newton Public Library to host community blood drive

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Mississippi Blood Services will be holding a community blood drive at the J. Elliott McMullan Library from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, July 13. The MBS Donor Coach will be at the library. Donors will receive a T-shirt (while supplies last). The drive will be a part of MBS’s Save Our Summer $1,000 Giveaway summer promotion, which runs through Saturday, Aug. 18. Donors must be at least 16 years old (16-year-olds need signed parental consent, visit the MBS website for a copy of the form, weigh at least 110 pounds and have a valid ID.



NCHGS to meet Saturday

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On July 14, 2018, the NCHGS will meet in the Human Resources Building on Hwy 15 in Decatur, MS at 10 a.m. We welcome our speaker, Danny Alexander who will talk to us about the history of the Mason’s organization and the interesting work the Mason’s do in the county and nation wide. The public is always welcome so please plan to be with us and bring someone with you.


"Leap!"

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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: • 3-5 p.m. Friday, July 27, Newton – Movie night: “Leap!”

Percussion instrument & petting zoo

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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: • 2-3 p.m. Thursday, July 26, Union – Percussion instrument petting zoo


Story Time/Make your own wind chime

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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: • 10-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, Union – Toads and tutus story time; 3-4 p.m. Decatur – Make your own wind chime


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