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Applications Available for two Newton ISD School Board Positions

Two positions on the Newton Independent School District Board of Trustees are up for election on Saturday, May 6, 2023.  The places are Shane Couey (position six), and Edwina Lewis, (position seven) with terms of office from May 2023 to May 2026. Stop and pick up a copy of this week’s NEWS for the rest…

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Two held on Capital Murder Charges after Police Chief Shot

L.C. Gosey, Jr. and Betty Jean Richard are held on attempted capital murder of a peace officer charges after Newton Police Chief Will Jackson was shot twice Saturday, January 14, 2023 while helping serve an eviction notice.  Jackson’s life was saved by wearing his ballistic vest. For more on this story, stop and pick up…

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Newton’s Biorefinery project earns back-to-back industry awards

USA BioEnergy and Texas Forest Country Partnership are being awarded for Newton County’s BioRefinery project in recognition of its potential impact on the community.  Business Facilities, a media brand specializing in industry site selection, announced the project is one of its “2022 Impact Award” winners. For more on this story, stop and pick up a…

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Swearing-In Continues

District Clerk Nikki Windham is one of several county officials sworn in this past week in Newton.  District Attorney Courtney Ponthier, J.P. Pct. 3 Mike Greer, J.P. Pct. 2 Brenda Smith, Treasurer Ginger Sims, Asst. Treasurer Christye Holloway and Constable Pct. 1 Colton Havard were also sworn in.  

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Newton ISD Declares Monday ‘Josh Foster Day’ in Honor of National Championship Appearance

The community rallied in support of former Newton Eagle Josh Foster ahead of the College Football Playoff National Championship against the Georgia Bulldogs on January 9th.  Foster is the first Eagle to play in a collegiate National Championship as he makes his appearance with Texas Christian University’s Horned Frogs.  Newton ISD named Monday ‘Josh Foster…

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County Employees Honored For Years of Service

Outgoing Judge Kenneth Weeks honored Elizabeth Holloway, Olen Bean, and Bree Allen in Commissioners Court for their years of serving the people of Newton County.  Newton County News would like to wish them all the best in their new adventures!  Pictured left to right are Elizabeth Holloway, Gary Fomby, Judge Kenneth Weeks, Olen Bean, and…

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