Ashworth Found Safe and Sound

Newton County Sheriff Billy Rowles has announced that Michael Paul Ashworth has been located safe and sound. He wants to thank everyone for the help in locating him.   The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help locating a man last seen in the Bon Wier community. The missing man is Michael Paul Ashworth.…

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The Legacy Lives On

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.  Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day – and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his…

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ATV Accident Ends Tragically

We had a very special guest in our office this past week.  On Thursday, May 9, 2019, skilled athlete and college student, 21-year-old Jalia Franklin came in to share some of her track successes with us.  We were so blessed to have that very special visitor because on Sunday, May 12, 20129, Franklin tragically passed…

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Tragedy Strikes at Local Pawn Shop

On Saturday morning, May 11, 2019, the Newton County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call-out to Bob’s Pawn Shop in Newton.  Within minutes the officers arrived at the scene and discovered it was an apparent suicide. Newton Police Chief Will Jackson reported to us that a Newton man, now identified as 22-year-old  Chedrick Ray Hanks,…

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House Fire Destroys Home

The Bon Wier Fire Department received a call out on Saturday night around 9 p.m. about a residential fire near County Road 4086 in the Belgrade Community.  The Gatson family lost everything they own in the fire.  Assistant Fire Chief Sean Mills said it was believed to begin in the kitchen. The couple has three…

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National Day of Prayer Celebrated

Local residents, county officials and state representatives gathered Thursday, May 2, for the National Day of Prayer at the courthouse.  Sheriff Billy Rowles led the event in prayer and opened the floor for community participation. The National Day of Prayer is an annual event celebrated on the first Thursday in May every year.

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Colon Signs With Mary Hardin-Baylor

On April 5, 2019, Caleb Colon made it official!  He signed with the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor for the upcoming 2019 football season, as one of their kickers.  Caleb had an outstanding senior season at Newton High School by breaking the long-standing school record with a 47-yard field goal.  According to Max Preps, he finished…

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Officials Speak Out About Rumors of Slaughterhouse in Newton County

We spoke with Newton County Judge, Kenneth Weeks and City Administrator Donnie Meek and both concurred that there is no news on a slaughterhouse coming to Newton County at this time.  Some community members are greatly concerned at the idea of bringing a slaughterhouse to Newton County and are asking for a town hall meeting.…

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National Day of Prayer

Every year since 1952 Americans have gathered together to call upon the name of the Lord for the nation.  On April 17, 1952, President Harry Truman signed a bill proclaiming the National Day of Prayer into law in the United States.  President Reagan amended the law in 1988, designating the first Thursday of May each…

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Relay For Life this Friday, May 3rd!

We do not like cancer here or there, we do not like cancer anywhere!  The 10th annual Relay For Life of Newton County is this week and we hope to see you there!  It’s not too late to sign up or donate.  Go to this link to join a team, start a team, or donate…

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