The Lake Lady Hornets had a rough week on the diamond as they lost three of four games.
Lorenzo Dyrell Hickman, 32, of Philadelphia was sentenced March 5 by U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate to 270 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, according to U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Jere T. Miles, Special Agent in Charge of U.S.
Newton County Supervisors are re-examining a proposed contract to provide 911 dispatching to the Town of Hickory after Hickory Police Chief Mark Spence told the board last Tuesday the cost would most likely shut down his office.
“The Town of Hickory Police Department is not a department on the rise,” he said.
The City of Newton will spend $10,494 securing the Newton Police Department.
The Board of Aldermen approved a $7,208 quote from Glassworks to install secure doors on the outside and also on the department’s evidence room. Bergeron Welding was approved to install burglar bars on the windows for $3,286.
Candidates for Newton County office have continued to qualify over the past few weeks, with more names joining the list of those running in the 2019. The most contested races are still that of County Supervisor for District 5, Justice Court Judge District 2, which was previously filled by Mark McDonald before his retirement Dec.
Newton County Grand Jury convened last month to hear new cases and pass down indictments. Here are the new criminal cases for arraignment.
• Joseph Ward, indicted on one charge of possession of a cell phone in a correctional facility, bond denied