As of Monday, March 22, 2021, Newton County took possession of the Fillyaw Correctional Center located on Hwy. 87, 3 miles north of town. It is now officially owned by Newton County. We spoke with Newton County Judge Kenneth Weeks and he share how he is thrilled to see things move forward with the facility. He assured us that the county paid a very small amount for the property, emphasizing the world small.
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