Another Conviction in Newton 9 Trial- VIDEO

A Newton County jury Wednesday returned a guilty verdict in the trial of Darren Thames, one of nine people charged in connection with the death of Jamarcus Townsend.Thames was convicted of accessory after-the-fact of murder. He'll be sentenced later.Investigators said the shooting death of Townsend, 21, in 2017, was gang-related. Townsend's body was found lying in a carport on Tillman Street in mid-March.Charges were brought against the so-called "Newton 9" in the weeks following... Read More.

Verdict Not Reached in Newton County Trial

The jury did not yet hand down a verdict in the state’s case against defendant Darron Thames, who is the latest member of the Newton 9 to go before a judge in connection with the 2017 shooting death of 21 year old Jamarcus Townsend. Thames is charged with conspiracy to commit murder and accessory after the fact to murder. Interview footage between Thames and law enforcement officers was also presented to the court. At the end of the day,... Read More.

Springtime brings big events for the Fair City

Springtime in Philadelphia calls for festivals, downtown shopping, farmer's markets and spending time at local parks."Parks are beginning to kick off with baseball. They’ve just finished up soccer, so you'll have baseball that will be gearing up, T-Ball,” says Chamber and Main Street Director Tim Moore.