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Eagles First Big Win in District

Photo by Heather Foster; story by Jon Meek The Newton Eagles 5-1 (1-0) traveled to Kountze Friday night to start the 3A District 12 play.  Newton has won district 8 years in a row and had an amazing start against the Kountze Lions. The Eagles won 66-0. For more on this story, pick up a…

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Tragedy Strikes Newton Family

According to KSLA news out of Sabine Parish, Louisiana, a Newton man drowned Saturday night at the Toledo Bend Reservoir.  According to the report, he was identified as 21 year old Kenneth Adams of Newton, Texas.  He and his girlfriend and a relative had gone to the reservoir to fish around 7 p.m.  His family…

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Early Morning Fire Destroys Family Home

According to Captain Melanie Bowman, at 4;55 a.m. Monday morning the Newton Volunteer Fire Department was called to a residential fire on Suzy Lane in Newton.  The home was owned by Charles and Jessica Elliott and was a total loss.  Special thanks to Bon Wier and Trout Creek VFD for their assistance.  The cause of…

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NHS Homecoming Court Candidates Announced

NHS announces their Homecoming King and Queen Candidates for 2019 – Valdarion Fowler, Jamarian Samuel, Whitney Gipson, Jourdan Fields, Sasha Johnson, Dominique Seastrunk and Ethan Land.  Not pictured AlDashia Davis. The King and Queen will be announced at Friday night’s game. NHS Homecoming Dutchess for Freshman Class – Saylor Cochran; Junior Class – Ari Jordan;…

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Eagles Overpower the Titans

Photo by Heather Foster; Story by Jon Meek The Eagles hosted Legacy School of Sports Friday night, but due to a strong thunderstorm with overwhelming lightning, the game was delayed and then postponed to Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.  Legal School of Sports is a private school and this was a non-district match-up. The Eagles…

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Local 911 Operator Loses Home in Fire

Around 3:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon, the Newton Volunteer Fire Department was called to Shady Acres Road in Newton to a residential fire.  The home of local dispatcher, Brittany Spivey was a total loss according to Captain Melanie Bowman of the NVFD.  Capt. Bowman wanted to thank Trout Creek VFD and Bon Wier VFD for assisting…

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Long Ships to Lone Pines

Mary Fortenberry presented John Jefferson, chairman of the Newton County Historical Commission, a copy of Long Ships to Lone Pines by Barry Gray.  It is a history of the Gray family from Newton County, Texas.  Their family story is told from Normandy, England, Scotland, and Ireland.  It included the story of their family coming to Newton…

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Hope is Still Alive for an Eagle Three-Peat

Photo by Heather Foster Story by Jon Meek The Eagles traveled to Gilmer on Friday night to face a tested 2-2 Buckeye squad ready to knock Newton from their 33 game win streak.   The Eagles held the longest current winning streak in Texas.  Gilmer, like Newton, had played a very tough schedule leading up…

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The Recovery Efforts Continue in Newton County

As part of Newton County’s on-going Storm and Flooding Recovery efforts, on Thursday, September 26th, the first Homeowner/Contractor meeting was held to kick off the County’s 2015 Housing Program.  The 2015 CDBG-DR Housing Grants use HUD CDBG Disaster Recovery monies distributed by the Texas General Land Office.  Unlike Newton County’s 2016 Housing Grant and Hurricane…

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JNEC and First Baptist Support Newton Food Share

Mrs. Patsy Lewis, far right in the picture, a board member of Operation Roundup, visited the Newton Food Share on September 23, 2019, and presented Newton Food Share with a substantial donation.  Receiving the donation is one of the most dedicated, Christian teams volunteering at the Newton Food Share, the Baptist team of packers.  On…

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