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Burkeville Seniors Receive Scholarships

Congratulations to William Urie, Kailey Falwell, and Daelond Fredieu, for receiving the Newton Lodge #136 Scholarships! May God bless them and all Burkeville Graduates as they move forward into the next steps of life’s great adventure. Great thanks to all those who helped make these presentations a reality! BHS Seniors will be featured in next…

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NHS Announces Honor Students

  Newton High School announced their top 15% honor students on Monday morning and they are: Valedictorian  – Kharma Haltom (4.26969), Salutatorian  Naari Kenebrew (4.26515), Jaci Dougharty (4.01250), Laila Gilder (3.96212), Leah Kellum (3.95625), Summer Fletcher (3.81875), Kennedy Williams (3.79047), Tyler Mouton (3.77187), and Brayden Kelley (3.74531). Newton High School will hold their commencement exercises…

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BioEnergy CEO Endorses Judge Weeks

Press Release Courtesy USA BioEnergy The team at USA BioEnergy has had the pleasure of working with Judge Kenneth Weeks during the past year.  Judge Weeks is old school, a man of honor, who is deserving of the trust he receives from the people of Newton County.  He is genuinely respected and well thought of…

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Drive-By Shootings in Newton

According to City Police Chief Will Jackson, there have been two drive-by shootings in Newton in the last week.  At around 12:30 a.m. Monday morning, May 2nd, an unknown individual drove down Rose Street shooting at a residence and at a vehicle.  No one was injured in the shooting.  Again on Tuesday night around 11:15…

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Jayla Franklin Heading to State

Photo by Heather Foster Jayla Franklin will compete at the State Track Meet on May 12, 2022, at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas.  On Thursday, at 6:05 p.m., she will run the 100m dash and at 7:20 p.m. she will run the 200m dash. We are so proud of this hard working Eagle! …

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Mustangs Advance to State

By Karlie LeDoux On April 29-30, 2022, Burkeville High School had several athletes advance to compete in the Region IV 1A Regional Track Meet in Webster, Texas.  Burkeville had seven athletes advance to his level: Karissa Falwell, Brandon Lewis, Jaylon Mason, Lonnie Lilly , Kalep Adams, Liam Anderson, and Latavion Mays. Liam Anderson, Junior, and…

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SRA Hosts BIOENERGY CEO at Toledo Bend

The Sabine River Authority hosted Nick Andrews, CEO of USA BIOENERGY on Monday, May 2, 2022 at a luncheon in their office at Toledo Bend.  The luncheon was attended by Newton County Judge Kenneth Weeks, State Representative Travis Clardy, and many other state and local officials. USA Bioenergy has chosen Bon Wier, Texas as its…

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Groundbreaking for Southern Forest Products

Out of the ashes … The sawmill in Bon Wier is coming back!  On Tuesday, April 19, 2022, Southern Forest Products officially started the groundwork for the rebuild after a fire on September 25, 2021 destroyed the sawmill.  The process to rebuild is a careful and thoughtful one and now the time has come to…

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NHS Track Advancing to Regionals

Photo Courtesy NHS Newton High School had a successful Area Track meet last Wednesday, April 20, 2022 in Woodville, placing 3rd overall for both the Boys and Girls Divisions.  Several athletes have advanced to compete in the Regionals meet in Waco April 28-30 Congratulations Eagles and Lady Eagles! For more on this story, stop and…

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