Newton County’s government will have several new faces come January 1 after new leaders were elected during the November 5 general election.
At the top, Republican Joedy Pennington was elected to be the new sheriff, replacing retiring Sheriff Jackie Knight. He soundly defeated independent challenger Randy Patrick.
The Newton United Givers Fund fundraising drive is officially underway for the 2019-2020 fiscal year, and organization officials are hoping to raise $50,000 to be distributed to its more than 30 organizations.
This year’s chairman is Bob Beckley and the drive chairman is Don Vares.