The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) heard from constitutional officers from the horseshoe at the Newton County Historic Courthouse Thursday on why their respective budgets needed to be increased.
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced its schedule for construction this summer and beyond. While there are four projects on the GDOT list, only two will begin this summer at a date and time to be announced.
Former Newton County Fire Chief Kevin O'Brien appeared in court Thursday as his lawyer, John L. Straus, filed a request for continuance. Judge Horace J. Johnson granted the request and set the next hearing for Thursday, June 23.
With the school year coming to an end, the Smart Lunch Smart Kid program is setting up sites throughout the county. So far, lunch sites are being set up in downtown Porterdale, at Covington Mill United Methodist Church and Allen Memorial United Methodist Church in Oxford. A mobile unite will serve at least one mobile trailer park on Highway 36, and Action Ministries is partnering with the summer feeding program at Bethlehem Baptist Church.