Judge Weeks Adds Stay at Home Order in Newton County

All the same orders are still in place in Newton County, yet in the efforts to preserve, protect, and defend the life and safety of the citizens of Newton County, a few additional measures are now to be taken. As of 3/30:  A Stay at Home Order has been added to the Emergency Order issued…

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A Life Honored – Hines Family Patriarch Passes Away

By Kim Hines Dr. Clint Leroy Hines, more fondly known as Pops to his family and Brother Clint to his church families, made his earthly exit very quietly on the night of Sunday, March 15, 2020.  As if being true to is humble preference to remain low profile, he slipped away at a time of…

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Governor Abbott Works to Protect Texans from the Spread of COVID-19

In efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, Sunday, March 29, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott signed an executive order imposing a 14 day self-quarantine on all travelers coming in to Texas. Other cities and states included in the self-quarantine measure coming to Texas are: California, Washington, Atlanta, Georgia, Chicago, Illinois, Detroit, Michigan and Miami, Florida.…

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Judge Weeks in Voluntary Quarantine

We spoke with Judge Kenneth Weeks this morning and he has decided to self-quarantine after he worked alongside Jefferson County Judge, Jeff Branick last week.  Branick’s wife is being tested for Coronavirus and is waiting on results. Judge Weeks said he does not have any symptoms. He is only in quarantine as a precautionary measure…

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2016 Newton County Housing Program To Build 5 More Homes

Newton County officials, Tina Lewis, and Caley Carmichael, of the Government Land Office and Traylor and Associates, who is the project administrator, are proud to announce that Newton County is getting five more new homes.  These homes are being built through the 2016 Housing Program.  On Monday, March 16, 2020, residents from Bon Wier, Deweyville,…

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Newton Food Share Makes Operational Changes

Courtesy Joe Miller With much consideration concerning Covid-19, we have made some changes to the way we hand out food here at the ministry.  We will remain open.  We realize that food is very important, especially during these difficult times.  However, we must consider your safety and help protect our community from the spreading of…

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Tragic Loss for Burkeville Families

       On Tuesday, March 10, 2020, we received a report from the Texas Department of Public Safety about a fatal crash in the Burkeville area. According to their report, at around 5:30 p.m. a 1999 Mercury passenger vehicle was traveling east on State Highway 63 at a high rate of speed. According to…

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NISD Update on School Closure

From Superintendent Michelle L. Barrow March 16, 2020 Dear Parents and Guardians, This letter is to inform you that Newton ISD is canceling school effective March 17, 2020 to aid in preventing the spread of COVID-19/Coronavirus. At the present time, there are no confirmed cases in Newton ISD. The district will reevaluate the situation on…

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Judge Weeks Issues Emergency Order for Newton County

Issued Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 11:15 a.m.     Updates to Emergency Order from Judge Weeks: All the same orders are still in place in Newton County yet in the efforts to preserve, protect, and defend the life and safety of the citizens of Newton County a few additional measures are now to be…

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