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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.

Steele gets STEM training


Recently, teachers from across the state came together in Harrison County for the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) annual Roadways Into Developing Elementary Students (RIDES) program training.

Regina Steele of Newton Elementary School was among the participants who were apart of the RIDES STEM program recently.

SPORTS COLUMN: It’s never too early to start talking football


Notes, quotes and a thought or two…

High school football is just around the corner. Jamborees are just under a month away and the season-opening games are just over a month away.

So it’s never too early to start talking about those opening games. So here we good, here’s my view of that opening week.

Retracing and preserving Union’s history... Whitten remembers first wedding, early jobs


This column concludes the series of Mr. Whitten’s memories. Again, I give many, many thanks to Judy Whitten Moss and Vickie Whitten Hancock for refreshing memories of early Union for some and for giving new insights to others through their sharing of their father’s reminiscences.