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The Newton County Chapter of the NAACP will host its annual Freedom Fund Banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 5 at East Central Community College in Decatur. The keynote speaker for the event will be Nola Bryant, superintendent of the Newton Municipal School District.
The Newton County Board of Supervisors approved changing the pay scale for new dispatcher hires at their regular meeting on Thursday.
911 and Emergency Management Director Brian Taylor suggested the change after analyzing the pay scale for the current dispatchers. Taylor said the change will provide more structure for future hires.
A jury convicted Selena Roberts of manslaughter for the June 2016 fatal stabbing of her boyfriend, Danny Brown, on Tuesday, April 10 in the Newton County Eighth District Circuit Court. Circuit Court Judge Chris Collins sentenced Roberts to the maximum 20-year prison sentence on Thursday.
Public Works Director David Anderson informed the Board of Alderman about a potentially serious problem with the town’s water system at their April 3 meeting.
Anderson said that the town’s main water well, which is used to access groundwater in underground aquifers, is starting to fail.
A jury convicted Selena Roberts of manslaughter for the June 2016 fatal stabbing of her boyfriend, Danny Brown, on Tuesday in the Newton County Eighth District Circuit Court.
Newton was the place to be this weekend as the town welcomed throngs of visitors to usher in the Easter holiday at the 15th annual Loose Caboose Festival.
This year’s festival again opened with the Midway Carnival and the Friday concert with Dr. Zarr’s Amazing Funk Monster at the stage’s new location in front of the Historic Depot.
Former N.Y. Yankee great Bobby Richardson brought inspiration to around 100 men and boys on Thursday at Clarke Venable Baptist Church’s Next Level Men’s Ministry event.
Richardson, 82, played 10 seasons at second base from 1955 to 1960, and helped the Yankees win nine American League pennants.