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The following arrests were reported for February 7-February 14 in Newton County. This report was compiled from the daily blotter at the Newton County Jail.
Just over a month remains until the Newton Chamber of Commerce’s annual Loose Caboose festival.
Collinsville, Bailey, Duffee and Martin fire departments are on scene of a house fire on Richardson road in Lauderdale County. 
When Nicky Mooney first got to Sebastopol High School, he quickly spotted sophomore Reggie Shepherd in the weight room.
Newton County Academy’s basketball season came to an end last week as both teams lost their opening round games in the North AA Tournament.

Week of Feb. 10


This was the sixth week of the 2020 Legislative Session.   House members had a busy week full of committee meetings and hearings.  The deadline for the introduction of general bills and constitutional amendments is Monday, February 17, so members will remain busy over the next few weeks deciding which drafted bills will make it onto the House f

Union in 2019


As I’ve read through Appeals since 1910, I discovered that in some years, not many changes occurred in Union. However, in others, many developments took place. I wanted to take this opportunity to mention changes in Union in 2019.

Medicaid, SNAP program changes highlight action


Your Senate had a busy week as the first deadline of session approached.  The Senate began the week with committee meetings and the passage of certain matters on the Monday schedule.  On Tuesday, the floor saw action as the Senate debated Senate Bill 2257 which authorized the state auditor to confirm Medicaid eligibility for participants.  It w

NCES hosts several events


On Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020, Newton County Elementary School will host the following events:

• a Uniform Swap from 3:30-5:30 in the Cafeteria

• a PTO Meeting at 5:30 in the Library

• a Wax Museum at 6:00 in the Danny Lindsley Gymnasium

• a Third Grade Gate Parent Meeting at 6:30 in the Library.



Funeral services for Howard Harris were held 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at St. Hill Church.... READ MORE


The Citizens Bank donates more than $6,200.00 to Local Schools in Newton County through its School... READ MORE