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Our thoughts... Welcome to Newton
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We welcome Dr. Gary Mathews, the newly hired superintendent of the Newton County School System, to our community.

We are sure that he will find our Georgia hospitality to his liking.

His credentials are first rate and our school board members have deemed him the right person for the job at hand.

In checking with friends in Williamsburg, from which Dr. Mathews most recently hails, we find he has gone out of his way to reach out to the black community there and, as result, has dramatically improved that subgroup’s scores on state standardized tests.

We also are pleased to note that our sources say he surrounds himself with extremely bright personnel and is known for his candor.

We look forward to meeting and working with Dr. Mathews and we welcome him and his family to town.