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Mason Garner, portraying Willard Hewitt, places his hand on the mouth of Ren McCormack, portrayed by Thomas Gaddis, during dress rehearsal for the Newton Theatre Company’s production of ‘Footloose’ at the Roxy Theatre in Newton.

 

While Mason Bufkin enjoys his role as a member of the Newton County High School golf team, the senior also notes that he is also just as comfortable with a fishing rod in his hand as he is a 9-iron.

The Rev. Bill Freeman built a model of the Promised Land in a building behind his church on Hwy. 19 in Newton County.

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UNION — When the Union Chamber of Commerce found its new executive director, officials didn't have to worry about her knowing the lay of the land.

Several area veterans were honored Saturday during the 12th annual Loose Caboose Festival in downtown Newton.

Makaeya Brock of Decatur, center. reacts to winning the title of 2016 Distinguished Young Woman of Newton County Saturday. The program was held at East Central Community College in Decatur.

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