Newton County Expands Josephine Brown Senior Center
An excited crowd gathered outside the Josephine B. Brown Senior Center in Newton County to celebrate the opening of the center’s expansion. The additional 2,973 square feet of the center will provide a banquet room and event space, a classroom, and enrichment lab. The expansion will provide the county's Senior Services the opportunity to offer set activities and classes without juggling schedules due to rooms being overcrowded thanks to increased attendance. The improvements to the facility came to fruition after the Newton County Board of Commissioners approved $1.125 million in unallocated funds from the 2017 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). The 2017 SPLOST originally allocated $1.7 million for an expansion that opened in January 2020.