When the Ford Lincoln with Brenda Thompson waiting in the passenger seat disappeared from the parking lot at the Kroger store on Highway 20, the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) responded quickly.
A contract extension turned into a testy drama with accusations of conflicts of interest flying, questions of financial procedures raised and queries of ethics posed. Ultimately three Newton County Commissioners forced the Chairman's hand.
Ordinances for the Brickstore Overlay will soon be made available to the public after Lloyd Kerr, Director of Development Services, discussed the long-running issue with the board of commissioners Tuesday night.
It's easy to envision the good ole times of yesteryear as the Christmas season comes around. Christmas lights sparkle as candlelight would, the trees remind us of a time when people were more interested in being with nature, rather than Netflix, carolers were welcome at your front door, carriages passed by on the street, like a Dickens novel.