Newton


City eyes raise for workers

By BRENT MAZE,

The City of Newton is looking at a nearly $3.3 million budget that, if approved, would give most city employees a one percent raise for the new budget year, which begins Oct. 1.

City Clerk Charlene Evans said the raise would increase the personnel salaries by about $19,100 from this year.







NMSD passes balanced budget

By BRENT MAZE,

The Newton Municipal School District will be living off a balanced budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

At a special called meeting, the Newton Municipal School Board passed a “cautious” and “conservative” $10,385,838.72 million budget to prevent the district from having to dip into its fund balance.






Man charged in July 4 incident

By BRENT MAZE,

The Newton Police Department has arrested a man in connection with a shooting incident near the intersection South Main Street and First Street on July 4.

JaFabeon Jamal McBride was arrested July 19 and charged with aggravated assault. He is being held in the Newton County Jail awaiting a bond hearing.



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