Arbor Day Looms Large Over Town
Come celebrate on Saturday February 13 at Town Park!
Enjoy free hotdogs, courtesy of Blackwell Grocery, meet Smokey the Bear and play a fun guessing game involving the trees in our park.
The Town is distributing free dogwood, catalpa, crepe myrtles and red cedars during the event, complete with pointers on how to grow them successfully.
Do you see this tree - a prime example of the Georgia State Tree - over there on the left? Don't you wish it was going to be in your yard soon? It can be!
Arbor Equity is donating this 3" diameter, 12' tall live oak tree. The value of this tree is $600. It will be raffled off for tickets $5 each. If you can't come to Arbor Day, stop by Town Hall and get a ticket. If the tree is won by an individual that lives in a 10 mile radius of Newborn, Arbor Equity will plant the tree for you, too! All proceeds will be donated to the town of Newborn Tree Board.
The owner of the Biscuit Shack (Pat Jarvis) donated a new round of flowers to the Garden Club for planting at Town Hall. Much appreciated!
Elvis sighting in Newborn
Famous Elvis impersonator Lou Vuto peformed at the Historic Newborn Schoolhouse in December and has agreed to do TWO shows in April! Stay tuned for details, or "like" the Historic Newborn Schoolhouse for updates.
The Signs They Are a-Changin'.
The Historic Newborn Schoolhouse has a new sign, funded by a community-wide effort. The Newborn Garden Club contributed money from its Tour of Homes proceeds, and Alumni and others bought bricks in honor or memory of Newborn buddies with the proceeds going to the effort. Newborn Area Heritage Trust, a 501(c)(3) that operates the schoolhouse, supplied the rest. Thanks to all involved!
The 2015 Hornyhead Fishing Tournament and Festival was Great Fun!
A little rain early in the day didn't dampen the fun for those who came: QUEEN ANNA!, the alpacas, the fishing, the plant starts and vendors, the bargain hunters, the music lovers... come see more photos here!
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.
Speed Humps and Bumps in Downtown
After numerous attempts to slow down speeders the Town Council voted to install several speed humps around town. They seem to be getting the desired attention! Over time these will be changed to removable humps to facilitate re-paving.
Newborn "The Best Rest Stop!" says Covington Century Rider
August 1st will be a blur in Newborn - a blur of bike riders buzzing through town as part of a 100 mile race called the Covington Century. A fundraiser for local charities Newton Trails and an animal rescue agency, town volunteers are encouraged to cheer on the riders and serve snacks.
Town Yahoo Group
Click below to join - you'll be able to share information via email with the rest of the group. Post a yard sale, find a lost dog, or get a recommendation for a repairperson from your neighbors. If there is a safety concern or neighborhood meeting you'll get an email alert. You do NOT have to have a yahoo account to sign up.
Just Checking My Mail
The old-timers in Newborn tell us how fun it was to go downtown twice a day to check the mail when it came in on the train.
Here's how a lot of folks check their mail now! Wifi is available until 9 pm at night near Town Hall at no charge.
Gary and Saige Jenkins welcome your European cars at their new shop in Newborn. (Well, down in Broughton, but their address is Newborn and we claim them!) Call 762-435-7233 for an appointment or learn more here.
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.
Biscuit Shack 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.
There is also a 24 hour ice service adjacent.
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Town Of Newborn's E-Verify ID #: 151331
Date of authorization: September 11, 2008