Newton residents may see a slight increase in the amount they pay at Wal-Mart this summer as the Board of Aldermen is weighing a 2-cent increase on real personal property.
In a meeting Tuesday, City Attorney Brian Mayo explained how the tax increase would work.
The Newton Board of Aldermen are looking for additional ways to enhance their revenue by looking at the possibility of a restaurant tax.
While the tax was on the agenda, Mayor Murray Weems asked the aldermen to consider it and to bring it back up for discussion at a later meeting.
An ECCC student has been cleared of sexual battery charges that resulted from a Halloween night incident on campus.
Ladetres Kirkland, 19, of Philadelphia, was arrested Nov. 6 by ECCC Police and originally charged with rape, which was reclassified as sexual battery. The case was dismissed Thursday during a preliminary hearing.
Students at Newton Elementary School last week were treated to shiny signs, posters and bright red cases that accompany the Scholastic Book Fair to schools across the country. Throughout the week, students and parents were given the opportunity to stop by the fair, browse the books and help the school district raise funds for the library.