Dinky Little Fish Helps Save the Old Schoolhouse!
The 2015 Hornyhead Fishing Tournament and Festival will be held April 25!
And it'll be the best yet - Over thirty vendors have signed up so far, we have a very special Queen (Valedictorian Anna Davis) Johnny Roquemore will sing his county-famous Hornyhead song, BBQ from Where There's Smoke, and a little kid-friendly alpaca is coming!!!
The fishing tournament starts at 8 am, wrapping up at noon. The booths are open all day starting at 8 (you can even get coffee and biscuits if you come early!) Music cranks up about 10:30 or 11, and the Queen is crowned about noon. Don't miss it - it's very likely the ONLY Hornyhead Festival ANYWHERE.
A landmark goes...
The silos and hatchery next to the RR tracks are being removed by the railroad owners as a unsafe attractive nuisance. Town Clerk Elisa Rowe snapped this sunrise shot on her way to work before the de-construction work began.
Arbor Day in Newborn:
A New Old Favorite Now Open
Johnny ~n~ Tammy’s, the new restaurant on the old "Bess's" restaurant site, features a variety of items in a wide range of prices. The veggies are a big hit, and everything is cooked to order. They have live music on weekends, and serve beer and wine. Check them out!
Mayor and Citizens "Reshaping The Heart of Newborn"
Mayor Gregg Ellwanger was recently interviewed for the Newton Trails Newsletter:
"This is a story of government refocusing its priorities when its citizens redefine theirs."
"Newborn, a picturesque and historical town of more than 800 in eastern Newton County, may be removed from the bustle of urban life, but its residents share connections to the same changing needs and attitudes as Atlanta and beyond."
Read the rest of the article here.
P. J.'s Out Post Open NOW!
A new business is open on Highway 142, between the railroad and the gas station: P.J's Out Post!
6 AM till 9:30 AM for biscuits and coffee, then 11 am - 1 pm the drive through is open for a "grab and go" lunch such as hot dog or BBQ sandwich with baked beans, chips, and sweet tea.
All type of vegetable plants for sale...6 packs $3.00 Singles $2.00 or 3 for $5.00.
Begonias, Wave Petunias, Hanging Baskets will be on site within a couple of weeks, just in time for Mother's Day. There is also a 24 hour ice service adjacent.
Town Meeting Schedule:
Town Of Newborn's E-Verify ID #: 151331
Date of authorization: September 11, 2008