A VERY HAPPY SIGNIFICANT BIRTHDAY ELISA ROWE
Important Election Information from Newton County Board of Elections
Note: Most Newbornites reside in Newton County.
This notice with important information is concerning voting in the fall election.
News stories about mail-in voting and whether the U.S. Post Office can deliver mail-in ballots in time to be counted are disturbing. I feel compelled to clarify those issues as they apply to Newton County. Notice continues here....
(Also: If you have a PO Box, don't forget to register and return any ballots using that address. Your street address will be returned.)
Water Notice August 2020
Click here to see the most current report on our water - we are in violation but taking steps. No need to boil water. This is not an emergency - if it were, you would be notified immediately.
SMOKEY BEAR'S BIRTHDAY!
Sunday, August 9th commemorates what wildland firefighters recognize as Smokey Bear’s birthday. It is actually the official date of when one of the most successful and longest running public service ad campaigns began in 1944. That’s right, this year marks his 76th! But what about when the little bear cub with the burned paws was found on
a wildfire in the Capitan Mountains of New Mexico? Well, that was a few years later in the spring of 1950 and that bear cub added even more to the wildfire prevention story. Smokey’s message of “Only YOU Can Prevent Wildfires” (forest fires was changed to wildfires in 2001 to reflect the different types of wildfires that occur within the USA) is as important as it ever has been! Learn more and find kids' activities here.
Newborn is proud to be a Fire-wise city!
Good news and bad. Please read the attached. Bad news is that we had another water violation, the good news is that there is no danger to the public. No need to boil or buy water. Click to read the full notice.
New Police Precinct Open!
The Newton County Sheriff’s Office Eastside Precinct is now open. "The new Eastside Precinct will help us serve our community better by providing a location for citizens of Mansfield, Newborn, and nearby areas to file and retrieve reports without having to drive to our main headquarters at 15151 Alcovy Road in Covington,” announced Sheriff Ezell Brown. “I want to take the opportunity to thank the Mansfield Mayor GW Davis Jr., Newborn Mayor Gregg Ellwanger, and all city council members for their efforts in ensuring all citizens have access to the services provided by the Sheriff’s Office.”
Located at 5 West 1st Street in Mansfield, the Eastside Precinct is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding holidays and weekends, and can be contacted by phone at 770-243-8227. Citizens are encouraged to utilize this location to pick up accident or incident reports, file reports, talk to a deputy regarding any and all concerns, community outreach, and electronic background checks.
Sgt. Dale Shirley, Sgt. James Fountain, and Susan Gray, administration tech, were assigned to the Eastside Precinct to help protect, preserve, and uphold the constitutional rights of all citizens. All day to day operations are overseen by Lt. Tom Kunz.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be announced later.
Local Farmer Awarded Conservationist of the Year for Newton County!
Lewis Banks was also nominated as Young Farmer of the Year and was a runner up in Georgia! Ted Wynn, recently retired Newton County Extension Agent, said he is in the top 25 young farmers in the nation. He is converting 200 acres on the Alcovy River to organic, and practices no till for all his row crops. He credits his dad with for teaching him farming.
Sign up for Code Red Alerts!
Newton County folks can now sign up for Emergency Notifications through CODE RED. These notifications include Tornado Warnings, Flash Flood Warnings, and Severe Thunderstorm Warnings Etc.
You can select how you want to get these notices: Text Messages, Email, or Home Phone.
The link will also allow you to download an app for CODE RED.
Tell you friends and family and help spread the word. It could save lives! For more info call Newton County Emergency Management at 673-878-6484.
Love Newborn? The book is now available! (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!
Call town hall at 770 786 1660 to purchase your copy. $25 plus $5 Postage and handling if needed.
Wow! Don't take our word the book is great!
Click here to read what folks are saying about it!
Just Checking My Mail
NOTE: WI-FI still available but you can't sit together. Stay in your car, or at lease 6 feet apart. Really. This means you. 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.
Town Meeting Schedule:
Town Of Newborn's E-Verify ID #: 151331
Date of authorization: September 11, 2008