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!
Sunday afternoon, October 24 at Newborn United Methodist - come prepared for fun, bouncing, games, CANDY, hot dogs and more. 3-5 pm, all welcome.
November 14: Fall Festival at the Schoolhouse!
Big plans are underway! A chili cookoff - vendors both inside and outside - and the Museum grand opening! Click here for more info, and save the date, from 10 am - 3 pm, and plan to be at the Historic Newborn Schoolhouse! And if you "like" our Facebook page you'll be among the first to know... Just saying.
Elvis sighting in Newborn Dec. 12!
Famous Elvis impersonator Lou Vuto will peform at the Historic Newborn Schoolhouse at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20 and going fast! Contact 770-787-8446 for details.
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.
The November festival was a big day here: great music (Johnny Roquemore! The Malloy Brothers!) great food (mmm homemade spaghetti featuring locally grown produce & meat) a multitude of booths and local history features. Learn more and see all the photos here.
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.
Town Meeting Schedule:
Town Of Newborn's E-Verify ID #: 151331
Date of authorization: September 11, 2008