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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,...

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...

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.

Division I schools lining up for Lake’s Campbell

It’s not hard to spot Lake’s Aaron Campbell on the football field.

He’s the large, lanky outside linebacker that most teams are running away from.

Newton County Academy football coach Rob Roberts can never be accused of building a week schedule.

In his time at NCA, Roberts has built the Generals into one of AA’s most respected programs, winning the state championship in 2013.

Notes, quotes and a thought or two…

One of the things that I like to do is see how our kids at Leake Academy are doing in their summer activities so I’m Facebook friends with a lot of the parents.

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



Stringed instrument and petting zoo

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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: • 2-3 p.m. Thursday, July 19, Union – Stringed instrument and petting zoo


Make your own tambourine

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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: • 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, Decatur – make your own tambourine

Rock candy Part 1 for teens and young adults

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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: • 2-3 p.m. Monday, July 16, Newton – Rock candy Part 1 for teens and young adults


Hunchback of Notre Dame

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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 13, Newton – Movie night “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”



UPSD to host two registration sessions

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The Union Public School District will host registration from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 19, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, July 20 in the high school cafeteria. Parents and guardians are asked to bring two current proofs of residency. These may include a current (June or July) electricity, gas or water bill, driver’s license, voter ID card, filed Homestead Exemption form, car tag receipt, or apartment or home lease. The fees are $40 for kindergarten (supply fee), $30 for grades 1-4 (supply fee), and $10 for grades 5-12 (instructional fee).

UPSD to host two registration sessions

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The Union Public School District will host registration from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 19, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, July 20 in the high school cafeteria. Parents and guardians are asked to bring two current proofs of residency. These may include a current (June or July) electricity, gas or water bill, driver’s license, voter ID card, filed Homestead Exemption form, car tag receipt, or apartment or home lease. The fees are $40 for kindergarten (supply fee), $30 for grades 1-4 (supply fee), and $10 for grades 5-12 (instructional fee).

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