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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 UMC to host blood drive

Mississippi Blood Services (MBS) will be holding a blood drive with Newton United Methodist Church, Sunday, July 22, from noon to 4:30 p.m. The drive will be set up inside the church, which is located at 600 Decatur St. in Newton. Donors will receive a T-shirt (while supplies last). All donors will be registered in the MBS Save Our Summer $1,000 Giveaway for a chance to win $1,000.

Buckley ordination set for July 22

The pastor and members of Lone Pilgrim M.B. Church invite you to the ordination service for Minister James Buckley. This blessed event will take place at 2 p.m on July 22. The ordination sermon will be done by Pastor David Mc Nickles of Greater Works M.B. Church, Forest Park, Ga. We are looking forward to seeing your face in the place. Come and help us make this special occasion a success.

Lake youth football/cheerleading registration now through Aug. 3

Lake Youth Sports Organization is holding open registration for 2018 football and cheerleading until Aug. 3. Forms can be picked up at The Hornets’ Nest in Lake or by texting or calling Wendy Clark at 601-507-8249 to have one emailed. The fee for football is $80 and cheerleading is $60. Each child will keep their uniform at the end of season. Please make checks payable to Lake Youth Organization. A copy of birth certificate is required. Registration forms are to be returned to Lake Youth Organization, PO Box 61, Lake, MS 39092.

David Ring coming to Reid Chapel COG

Reid Chapel Church of God will hold a revival Aug. 13-15 at 7 p.m. nightly. Featured evangelist David Ring will share his powerful testimony of how his relationship with God allowed him to overcome cerebral palsy. Admission is free. Love offerings will be collected nightly. The church is located at 2417 Hwy. 492, Conehatta, MS 39057. For more information, contact Pastor Harmon Smith 601-774-8027.