While David Sawyer's reporting on the Bear Creek Reservoir project, SPLOST and Impact Fees and the county's landfill was released Monday, in May, the accountant with Frazier and Deeter, released his findings on the Washington Street and Nelson Heights Community centers.
The Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority (NCWSA) will present the team it has selected to perform due diligence to the Newton County Board of Commissioners during Tuesday's public meeting at the Newton County Historic Courthouse.
Editor's Note: This is an overview of the Forensic Audit report released by Newton County Monday. More stories on this matter will follow at CovNews.com and Sunday's print edition of The Covington News.
Junior Hilliard will file a lawsuit against Newton County, which recently voted to end its contract with Junior Hilliard General Services, operator of the county's trash collection convenience centers.
District 4 Commissioner J.C. Henderson accused District 3 Commissioner Nancy Schulz and District 5 Commissioner Levie Maddox of corruption, and the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) of using a forensic audit to "target individuals for race and politics".
More than $18 million for transportation, just under $4 million for the Emergency-911 Center, just under $2 million for expansion of the Senior Service Center and a little more than $1 million for an animal control shelter were among the items approved on the proposed 2017 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) list by the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) Tuesday.
After District 1 Commissioner John Douglas requested any language of burial be removed and the acreage increased from four to 10 acres, the Newton County Board of Commissions approved a change to its zoning ordinance to include a new category - Developments of Community Impact.