Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown hosted a ribbon-cutting and open house for the new, expanded Westside Precinct Thursday morning. The new precinct is located at the intersection of Salem and Kirkland roads, near the former precinct location. The Newton County Tax Commissioner and Tax Appraiser will also have offices at the location. The Tax Commissioner's westside location is not expected to be open for business until late 2019 or early 2020.


I have been editor of the Rockdale Citizen since 1996 and editor of the Newton Citizen since it began publication in 2004. I am also currently executive editor of the Clayton News Daily, Henry Daily Herald and Jackson Progress-Argus.