A large group of concerned citizens turned out at the Historic Newton County Courthouse Monday night for the first-ever joint work session between the county's board of commissioners (BOC) and solid waste authority (SWA).
Songs and words of inspiration filled the air Wednesday night in Oxford as believers in a dream packed the Historic Old Church for the Oxford College annual Celebration of The Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Newton County is implementing changes to address issues discovered during the forensic audit of the county's financial practices last year, according to a news release from Newton County Public Information Officer Bryan Fazio.
At an informational meeting Wednesday afternoon, the Oxford City Council heard and saw a proposal to bring a mixed use development to the town. Randy Vinson of Live Work Building Company made the presentation.
In the Jan. 15 edition of The Covington News, a legal noticed was published on order of the Superior Court of Newton County State Court of Georgia. The notice was an "Order to Publish Grand Jury Presentments" recommending a deeper look into the county's forensic audit.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) held a four-hour meeting Tuesday night before a mostly full chamber at the Historic Newton Courthouse. Many in the large crowd had come to get information on and express their concerns to the board about the county's pending agreement with Advance Disposal Systems Inc. (ADS) for trash pick-up in unincorporated parts of the county.
In its first meeting of the new year and one of its lengthier meetings in recent memory, the Porterdale City Council approved the rezoning of a 0.89 acre parcel of land along the Covington Bypass to accommodate the construction of Newton County's newest Waffle House.