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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.

Hornets upset Philly


When Tate Hanna took over the football program at Lake High School, he insisted he wanted to instill a toughness in his players.

That toughness showed up on Friday night when the Hornets stunned Philadelphia 34-30 to knock the top-ranked Tornadoes from the ranks of the unbeaten.

NCHS adds to its legacy


The Newton County softball dynasty just keeps on growing.

The Lady Cougars added a 12th slow-pitch title to that collection on Saturday as they battled back from a Game 1 loss to beat Nettleton.

Despite winning their fifth straight title, Newton County coach Justin Chaney was overcome with emotion after the title was in hand.