Newborn Mourns the Loss of Mayor Roger Sheridan, 92.
Roger suffered a massive heart attack, passing away on December 3, 2013. Services will be announced later for the week of December 9 (tentative).
He was the oldest mayor in the state, but despite his age was an active leader and advocate for our community. As a retired engineer, he was proud of accomplishments such as road paving and support for the Old Schoolhouse structure. As a business person, he was diligent in seeking new businesses such as Dollar General, and as a visionary he supported the county's 2050 plan as well as the Rails to Trails effort in the county as ways to increase business and the quality of life in our town.
He had a long and interesting life, always seeking to contribute where he could. He ran for a second term of mayoral office, saying, "Everybody needs a challenge, and you don’t want to throw all of your experience away. This has been a situation where I can take my experience and put it to use. It’s a challenge to me." He was honored with a Purple Heart in World War II, and earned a very large place in the heart of Newborn.
Read the newspaper article here.
Christmas in Newborn
Congratulations, Ruth Sams!
Qualifying for Newborn Town Council Elections has closed, and because they are unopposed, Mayor Sheridan and Martha Ellwanger will continue to serve our town. Tom Kreiger decided not to run again for his seat. SO, a BIG THANK YOU to Ruth for stepping up and getting involved.
Do you have good ideas and a love of Newborn? Start attending council meetings, and run for office at the next election! (2015)
Resolve to Get Involved
Town meetings are held the first Monday of each month at Town Hall. Come at 7 pm and have your say! Agendas are posted prior to the meetings, as well as minutes from recent meetings. Check the schedule here.
Speed Humps 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!
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.
Town Of Newborn's E-Verify ID #: 151331
Date of authorization: September 11, 2008
Love Newborn? Everyone loves this new book! Now back in stock (B/W only)
The long awaited story of Newborn GA, with numerous interviews of town characters, many letters and emails from former residents, attics' worth of photos are included. It all started with the recollections of Kathryn Adams, former postmistress, about how Newborn used to be. One thing led to another, and eight dedicated town volunteers got together to turn it into a treasure!
BLACK AND WHITE COPIES HAVE BEEN REPRINTED and are available at Town Hall or by mail order - Order yours here!
Wow! Don't take our word that the book is great!
Click here to read what folks are saying about it!
October 19th was a BIG Day in Newborn this year!!!
1) Tour of Homes
The Newborn Garden Club (OK, that's really not us in the picture!) held a very successful event thanks to lots of volunteers! Watch for the ways we'll be prettying up downtown soon. Get info re next meetings here.
2) Newborn Schoolhouse Reunion According to all, it was the best yet! Thanks as always to those who faithfully organize it each year.
3) Newborn United Methodist Church Homecoming had a good crowd to welcome and hear the message of Jody Webb.
This is a great plan to work collaboratively with the whole county to make Newton an even better place to live by the year 2050!