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The final Newton County results for last Tuesday’s primaries were similar to the statewide totals.  After all affidavit votes were counted last week for the Democratic U.S. House District 3 primary, state Rep. Michael T.

The Newton Area Chamber of Commerce honored Leigh Anne Whittle and Randy Cuchens as the Woman of the Year and Man of the Year, respectively, at its annual chamber banquet on Thursday night.

The Union Chamber of Commerce’s first ever Union Day begins at 8 a.m. Saturday and continues to 4 p.m.

For the last two years, Tre Hillie has played in the shadows of several college prospects at Newton High School.

Kamon Shelwood would be considered a late bloomer.

After sitting out his sophomore year in baseball, Shelwood went back out for the team.

Josh Luckett came to Union three years ago to get some head coaching experience.

Three years later, Luckett is making the jump to Class 6A basketball.

Ola Jean Parker

Ola Jean  Parker, 87, of Lawrence, passed away Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, at Rush Hospital in Meridian. She was born Thursday, Jan. 9, 1930, in Newton County. 

Sallie Jones

Services for Ms. Sallie Vance Jones, 89, of Union will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6 at the Reid Chapel Church of God with burial in the Reid Chapel Church Cemetery. The Revs. H.L. Rhodes and Harmon Smith and Bro. Don Cook will officiate.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5 at Milling Funeral Home of Union.

Amos Bounds

Amos Ross Bounds, 87, of Newton, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at his residence in Newton. He was born Monday, Oct. 20, 1930, in Newton. 

FOOTBALL: UNION 12, ENTERPRISE 44 — Injury-plagued Yellowjackets end season at Enterprise


Union’s Lane Hanna has the ball knocked out of his hands by an Enterprise defender on Thursday night. (Jacob Robertson/Special to The Appeal)

A season of injuries and misfortune finally came to a merciful ending for the Union Yellowjackets on Thursday night.

FOOTBALL: NEWTON COUNTY 7, NORTHEAST JONES 41 — Cougars end season with tough loss on road


Miguel Evans picks up a first down for the Cougars. (Eddie Thorne/Special to the Appeal)

On the third play of the game for the Newton County offense, ninth grade quarterback Damon Mapp dislocated his hip, a move that eventually brought both teams to the middle of the field to pray for the young man.