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Kids Safety Day
Home Depot

October 3, 2015
8:30am - 1:00pm
Celebrate Jesus Event
Shiloh Baptist Church

October 3, 2015
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Newborn Council Meeting

October 5, 2015

7:00pm - until

Silos HOA Meeting

October 5, 2015

7:00pm - until
East Newton Fall Festival
East Newton Elementary

October 9, 2015
4:30pm - 7:00pm
Oak Hill Fall Festival
Oak Hill Elementary

October 9, 2015
5:00pm - 7:00pm
  Sheriff Brown photoCongratulations to Jack Simpson

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is honored to be home to Investigator Jack Simpson! On August 5, 2015, Congressman Hank Johnson joined an impressive group of individuals who have paused to recognize Mr. Simpson for his years of service in law enforcement. Before a crowded room, Sheriff Ezell Brown stood beside him as he was awarded a Congressional Plaque. This plaque was added to a multitude of national and local recognitions. At 91, he is the oldest certified peace officer in the state of Georgia, and is believed to be the oldest active officer in the country. Sheriff Brown told the gathering at the Historic Courthouse that Investigator Simpson continues to be a valuable asset to his office. "Jack is not just sitting behind a desk; he is still solving cases."

His law enforcement career includes, being a fingerprint classifier and special agent for the FBI.  Investigator Simpson recalls working many cases involving violent crimes against African Americans during the Civil Rights Movement. His most memorable cases were the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Alabama Church bombings, and the murder of Lemuel Penn, an African American teacher shot by the Ku Klux Klan in Athens, Georgia. Mr. Simpson was instrumental in gaining a confession in Mr. Penn’s murder, which lead to convictions of those involved.

He retired from the FBI in 1978 after serving 23 years as a special agent.  37 years later, he is still going strong; and, working as an investigator for the Sheriff’s Office.


Congressman Johnson presents Jack Simpson with award: During the town hall meeting held at the Newton County Courthouse on August 5, 2015, Congressman Hank Johnson (far right) presented Deputy Jack Simpson, of the Newton County Sheriff's Office, with a special congressional award recognizing his years of service in law enforcement.

Youth Empowerment Meeting at Covington Fairgrounds: Deputies with the Newton County Sheriff's office attended the Youth Empowerment meeting on August 15, 2015.

GBI Director speaks at Kiwanis Meeting: Sheriff Brown and members of the Newton County Sheriff's Office were in attendance to hear GBI Director Vernon Keenan speak at the Covington Chapter of Kiwanis Club meeting on August 20, 2015. From left to right: Sheriff Joe Chapman of Walton County, District Attorney Layla Zon of Alcovy Judicial Circuit, Tina Ulmer President of Kiwanis Club of Covington, GBI Director Vernon Keenan, Sheriff Ezell Brown of Newton County, and Judge Samuel Ozburn of Alcovy Judicial Circuit. The Alcovy Judicial Circuit covers both Walton and Newton counties.
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