Aggravated Robbery Suspect Arrested

  According to Sheriff Burby, Allen Michael McCain  was named in a probation violation warrant on Sunday, March 1,  2021 for aggravated robbery charges from January of 2020. McCain was arrested during a routine traffic stop in Beauregard Parish. According to Sheriff Burby, narcotics were discovered during the traffic stop so those criminal charges will…

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The Big Story

We recently had the joy of visiting with Vicki Fillyaw about the new Trade Days event on the 4th weekend of each month. We here at the newspaper are located directly across from the Old Feed Store so we have had front row seats to all the excitement! Town is hustling and bustling for sure…

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Chief of Police Warns that Selling Alcohol to Minors Will Be Prosecuted

According to Newton City Police Chief, Will Jackson, his department has received several complaints from citizens concerning the sale of alcoholic beverages to minors in Newton. Chief Jackson reported us that the Newton Police Department conducted a special operation on Saturday, February 20, 2021 and found that Eagles Convenient Store had sold alcoholic beverages to…

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Course of Action Takes Part in Helping Local Residents

After Winter Storm Uri hit Newton County, many residents were left with broken pipes and no fresh drinking water.  With the help of local Pastor Ronald Washington, a generous donation out of Tampa, Florida responded to the need for bottled water and sent 576 cases. The Course of Action Foundation jumped at the opportunity to…

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Appreciation Lunch Given For Local Heroes

A great big thank you was born out of tremendous appreciation for those that worked so hard to restore power and water after Winter Storm Uri.  It all began on a twenty degree day when County Extension Agent, Emilee Gerngross drove by some City employees working on a broken water line.  Out of her gratitude…

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After a Strong Season, Eagles Fall to Bulldogs

  Photos: Heather Foster Pictured above- Tristian Lathan shooting behind the arch for the Eagles. Headline Photo: Brice Westbrook beating Hitchcock defenders on a fast break.    The NHS Varsity Eagles played against the state- ranked Hitchcock Bulldogs on Friday, February 26 and fell to the Bulldogs 77-55. Coach Parks made adjustments after the half…

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Wreck on 63 Involving Mail Carrier

  Courtesy Trooper Stephanie Davis Update: 3:01 p.m. All traffic lanes of SH 63 in Newton County have reopened following an earlier crash. At approximately 12:00p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a multiple vehicle crash on SH 63 in Newton County.  The crash occurred just west of the Texas-Louisiana state line and…

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If You Have Damage, Please File a Report

What a week!  After Winter Storm Uri hit North America and froze the U.S. and nearly all of Texas, damages are still being assessed for Texans. Newton County Judge, Kenneth Weeks and Emergency Management Coordinator, Olen Bean are urging Newton County citizens to report any damages from the Winter Ice Storm that hit Texas last…

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An Eagle Gets the Chance to Soar

Hunter Williams is an 8th grader at Newton Middle School.  He has played football since he was four years old and plans to make it his career.  He has a tremendous work ethic and has been inspired by our own, Darwin Barlow, and former Texan, J.J. Watt.  A national scout recruited Williams after his first…

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Miss Valentine Queens Crowned for 2021

The 2021 Miss Valentine Pageant was held on Saturday, February 20th at the Howard Civic Center in Newton.  The winners for Miss Valentine are – Miss Valentine Kennedi Odom; Teen Miss Madelyn Foster; Junior Miss Marley Howard; Little Miss Kambri Jones; Petite Miss Londyn Simmons; Tiny Miss River Koetter; and Sweetheart Rylee Luna.  Miss Valentine…

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