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  • Newellton: Town is debt free

    March 17, 2014 5:37 AM

    NEWELLTON, La. (AP) - The town of Newellton is completely debt free. Officials say the town made its final debt payment Wednesday. Edwin Britt, who has been an alderman since 1972, said the town's accomplishment has been years in the making and involved cooperation from all those involved with managing... more »
  • Petitions seek to close Newellton bar

    March 19, 2012 8:53 AM

    NEWELLTON, La. (AP) - Two petitions are being circulated to close a popular roadside bar in Tensas Parish that has been the site of three homicides since 2010. However, the bar's owner, Robert Welch, said he has no plans to close and he has spent money beefing up security at... more »
  • Shooting Death of Newellton Bartender

    July 20, 2010 11:56 AM

    NEWELLTON, La. (AP) - State police and Tensas Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating the shooting death of a Newellton bartender. Trooper Mark Dennis tells The News-Star that 47-year-old Carl Crain, of Winnsboro, was shot during a robbery Sunday night at the Highway 4 Bar where he work. Dennis said Crain... more »

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