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Love the Local- Reasons to Support Local Businesses

Shopping local not only helps you, it serves an entire community. Here are just eight reasons you should shop local. 1. Inject money into the local economy. When you shop local, your money (and tax dollars) stay in the community, helping your schools, your streets, and your energy service providers. 2. You also keep money…

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Eagles Strong as the Training Continues for 2019 Season

The first scrimmage was held on Friday night at Nederland where the Newton Eagles played the Lumberton Raiders and Nederland Bulldogs. It was a three-way scrimmage where the Eagles held Lumberton 1 td to 0 and held the Nederland Bulldogs to 1 td. We spoke to Head Coach Drew Johnston and he said it was…

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Accountability Ratings Released for Local Districts- Scores are Up!

Superintendent Keith Jones -Deweyville ISD received B ratings at both campuses with the High School achieving an increase of 17 points over the 17-18 school year.  Deweyville Elementary earned distinctions in Math, Academic Growth, Closing the Gaps and Post Secondary Readiness indicators and was just one point from an A rating. Deweyville ISD is blessed with an…

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Field House Named After Beloved Coach

The Newton ISD in recognition of Coach WT Johnston’s leadership and contributions to the Athletic Department and students of Newton has officially named the field house at Newton High School the WT Johnston Field House. We spoke with the new NHS Athletic Director and son of WT, Drew Johnston and he shared that he family…

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Hall Announces Candidacy for Newton County Sheriff

My name is Cynthia Hall.  I am running for the Sheriff of Newton County.  I am currently serving as the Newton County Chief Deputy.  I am 61 years old and was raised in Burkeville, Texas.  I am the daughter of the late John R. and Estelle Mayo.  I have a daughter, Ashley Morrow and her…

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Sheriff Rowles Appointed to Sheriffs’ Association Board

Newton County Sheriff Billy Rowles was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Sheriff’s Association of Texas at their 141st Annual Training Conference held in San Antonio, July 27-July 30, 2019.  More than 1,500 participants were in attendance at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center where they heard outstanding speakers, had opportunities for significant…

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Commemoration Service Held in Memory of NFL Great, Ernie Holmes

On Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 5 p.m.,  a Commemorative Celebration was held in Jamestown to honor the memory of former Pittsburgh Steeler and Wiergate resident, Ernie Holmes. The event was held at Pine Hill Church in Jamestown.  Ernie Holmes was a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers original “Steel Curtain” that helped the franchise win…

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Celebrating NFL Great Ernie Holmes

Commemorative Event Jamestown, Texas  – On Saturday, August 10, 2019, an event commemorating Ernie Holmes, a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers original Steel Curtain that helped the franchise win Super Bowl IX and X,  will be held at Pine Hill Church located at CR 1019 Jamestown, Texas 75966. The program kicks off at 5 pm…

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Fire Destroys Family Residence

A camper trailer was destroyed in a fire last Monday afternoon leaving a family of 7 without a residence.  According to Newton Volunteer Fire Department Captain Melanie Smith Bowman, NVFD was called out to the fire at 4 p.m. on Hwy. 87 South.  The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.  Living in…

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