Newton County, Arkansas

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Newton County is one of 75 counties in Arkansas. Jasper is the county seat.

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Main article: Evaluation of Arkansas county websites
  • Newton County does not appear to have an official website. A listing of county officials can be found at the Association of Arkansas Counties website.[1]


  • The FBI is investigating Newton County officials for $200,000+ in questionable expenditures of federal disaster funds and county road funds. Some of the money seems to have gone to companies owned by a quorum court member and his families. Former Newton County Judge Harold Smith made $214,097 in unauthorized and undocumented payments to several firms, including an excavating company owned by Justice of the Peace Mike Tabor, and to a farm supply company owned by Tabor’s stepfather.[2]

External links


  1. AAC - Newton County
  2. FBI investigating Newton County spending, Arkansas News, October 8, 2009