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Union has a full schedule of activities planned for Saturday, Dec. 2, as the city rings in the Christmas season.
The Newton Chamber of Commerce is hosting its seventh annual Whistlestop Marketplace on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Former chamber executive directors Leigh Anne Whittle and Angie Burks started the event eight years ago to give Newton County residents a local option for Christmas arts and crafts shopping.
The City of Newton has started to crack down on property owners who have dilapidated houses, and Newton Alderman Eric McCalphia wants the city to continue trying to clean up the city by turning its attention to broken-down cars in people’s yards.
Newton City Clerk Charlene Evans said the city will be sending out letters to customers who haven’t updated their account information for city utilities.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
You can see it driving down the streets. Newton, Decatur and Union all have their streetlight decorations up. Christmas trees are popping up in stores and homes across Newton County.
ESCO in Newton is positioning itself for the future.
Earlier this month, ESCO officials told the Newton Board of Aldermen of a $30 million expansion of its facility in the Newton Industrial Park.
Andy Rowzee, plant manager of ESCO, said the company’s construction is progressing.