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Sabine State Bank ATM Hit Again Sunday

For the third time in two months, the Sabine State Bank ATM was hit by robbers in the early morning hours.  Sheriff Robert Burby sent us the latest details on the attempted robbery that occurred Sunday morning around 5 a.m.  He told us that the alarm was set off at the Sabine State Bank in…

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Kirbyville Man Arrested After Fleeing DPS Stop

By Sergeant Stephanie Davis Early Friday morning, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) arrested Mark Sawyer McCauley of Kirbyville after he failed to stop and fled in a motor vehicle. At approximately 8:30 a.m., a DPS Trooper was working routine patrol on CR 3073 and observed a 2006 Toyota SUV with an expired registration.…

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Sheriff Identifies 2nd Suspect in ATM Theft Attempt

UPDATE: WANTED for THEFT On April 28, 2021, An Arrest Warrant was issued on LEO BURT MITCHELL JR., he is charged with THEFT 31.03 (e) (6) (B) Attempt (F3). He is not in custody and is wanted by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office for the above offense. He is one of two suspects who is…

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Second Attempted Robbery in Two Months

On Monday morning around 5:40 a.m., the Newton County Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting an attempted burglary at Sabine State Bank in Burkeville on Hwy. 63 and FM 692. This is the second attempted robbery in two months.  On March 4, 2021, another attempted robbery occurred at the same location. One of the suspects…

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Hometown Flowers Celebrates Grand Opening

Friday, April 23, marked the official “Grand Opening” of Hometown Flowers and Gifts in Newton.  Owners, Brittney and Coy Holmes and Mike and Jessica Poindexter were thrilled to host such a happy celebration for the shop.  Thank you all for coming by with well wishes as they begin their new adventure. Be sure to stop…

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2021 Miss Relay For Life

Photo by Kristol Perez The Relay For Life pageant was held at the Howard Civic Center Saturday, April 24.  This pageant’s purpose is to raise funds for Relay For Life supporting those undergoing cancer treatment from our area. Pictured is Baby Miss – Jaylee Trahan; Tiny Miss – Emery Metcalf; Petite Miss – Kaitlin Swearingen;…

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Newton County Celebrates 175 Years Saturday, April 17

The 175th Anniversary Celebration in Newton County was an absolute success.  The event included a parade, coloring contests and decorating contests, historical re-enactments and so much more. Newton County Judge Kenneth Weeks welcomed everyone to the event and shared a message that reminded us of the strength and determination of Newton County and its resilience…

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Grand Champion Steer

Photo by Heather Foster The Grand Champion Steer at this year’s Newton County Fair was shown by Liam Hopson.  The buyer was Diamond H Ranch. Congratulations Liam!

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Newton County Fair Sweethearts 2021

Photo by Heather Foster Pictured is Jr. Fair Sweetheart, Kammie Fowler, Young Miss Fair Sweetheart, Emma Hollinshead, Sr. Fair Sweetheart, Allyson Behan, Tot Fair Sweetheart, Raylee Kirby and Jr. Fair Sweetheart, Raylie Selph. Congratulations ladies!

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