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BOC sends IGA back to subcommittee

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted March 21 to send its intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the Solid Waste Authority (SWA) back to the ...

March 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


BOC approves procurement and check writing policy

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) adopted a new procurement and check writing policy at its March 21 meeting.

March 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


BOC approves new Code of Ethics

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted March 21 to approve the county's new Code of Ethics.

March 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


BOC rescinds bid proposal

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted Tuesday night to rescind a RFQP #16-06A (Request for Qualifications and Proposals) from March 2016. The RFPQ ...

March 22, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


County, SWA cannot approve ADS contract

County Manager Lloyd Kerr said as county ordinances stand now, neither the Newton County Solid Waste Authority (SWA) nor the Newton County Board of Commissioners ...

March 18, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | County


SWA approves revised IGA, BOC to vote next

By a 4-3 vote, the Newton County Solid Waste Authority (SWA) approved changes to the Intergovernmental Agreement between it and the Newton County Board of ...

March 17, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


Solid waste sub-committee meets to discuss IGA

The sub-committee of the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) and the Newton County Solid Waste Authority (SWA) met Tuesday afternoon in an informal work ...

March 15, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


BOC: Henderson call for investigation of Schulz

The Newton County Board of Commissioners meeting ended abruptly Tuesday night after a commissioner repeatedly accused another commissioner of wrongdoing and called for an investigation.

March 11, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


SWA, BOC form subcommittee to discuss IGA

The Newton County Solid Waste Authority (SWA) met in two meetings Thursday night, with one being a joint work session with the Newton County Board ...

March 02, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | County


JDA welcomes new Newton delegation

The Joint Development Authority (JDA) of Jasper, Morgan, Newton and Walton Counties welcomed its newest members at its Feb. 28 meeting.

March 01, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


BOC will have to mandate service

If citizens in unincorporated parts of Newton County are going to be mandated to purchase curbside trash pick-up, it will have to come from the ...

February 23, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


Sale of hang tags brings in $473K

Members of the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) were advised of a potential budget shortfall at Tuesday's meeting after the sale of recycling ...

February 23, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


BOC approves SPLOST spending

The Newton County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday night to use $77,000 in 2011 SPLOST revenues to fund improvements at Dinah Pace Neighborhood Park ...

February 22, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


BOC approves new JDA members

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved the county's new representatives on the Joint Development Authority (JDA) of Jasper, Morgan, Walton and Newton ...

February 22, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


Hang tags available only at fire services starting in March

Vehicle hang tags for the Newton County Trash Collection Convenience Centers will be available for purchase only at the Newton County Fire Services Headquarters, effective ...

February 22, 2017 | Staff Report | County


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Newton County addresses accounting problems discovered in financial audit

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.

January 21, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


County manager addresses Grand Jury Presentment

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.

January 18, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


Commissioners discuss trash pick-up during marathon meeting

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.

January 18, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


Recycling Centers to be open Monday, Jan. 9

Newton County's 11 Recycling Centers will be open Monday, Jan. 9 to accommodate residents due to the threat of Winter Storm Helena.

January 07, 2017 | Staff Report | County


Banes chairs first meeting, makes history

Recently elected Marcello Banes chaired his first meeting for the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) Tuesday night in the Historic Courthouse.

January 07, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | County


Recycling Centers to stay open through June

The Newton County Solid Waste Authority (SWA) unanimously passed a motion to allow the authority chair and selection committee to work towards an agreement for solid waste collection services with Advanced Disposal Inc., which would include keeping the 11 Newton County Recycling Centers open through the end of June and offering countywide curbside pickup options.

January 05, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | County


Newton County personnel prepares for storm

The Newton County Fire Services Headquarters, located at 4136 Georgia Highway 278, will be the Covington/Newton County Emergency Management Agency's Emergency Operations Center for this weekend's predicted winter storm starting at 7 p.m. Friday.

January 05, 2017 | Staff Report | County


Newton ready for possible winter weather

Newton County is ready in the case of snowfall later this week on parts of north and central Georgia.

January 04, 2017 | Staff Report | County


Marcello Banes pops the question during county swearing in ceremony

Newly elected Newton County Board of Commissioners Chairman Marcello Banes readied himself to take a different kind of oath during the Swearing In Ceremony of county elected officials on Dec. 29 at the Historic Courthouse.

December 29, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | County


Newton County Constitutionals take oaths

It was a religious experience in the Historic Courthouse Wednesday night as the Newton County Constitutional Officers took their oaths of office surrounded by family and friends.

December 29, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | County


Recycling Centers littered after holiday

Cars and trash pile up outside a Newton County Recycling Center location this morning before its opening.

December 28, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | County


Newly elected officials to take oaths

Recently elected Newton County officials will officially take their oaths of office this week in two scheduled ceremonies.

December 23, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | County


Recreation Commission used director’s company to conduct camps

The Newton County Recreation Commission's board of directors supported Director Anthony Avery this week and took no actions against his employment after reviewing a forensic audit released by Frazier and Deeter CPAs and Advisors and commissioned by the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC).

December 12, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | County


Forensic audit stirs reactions

The FBI, Georgia Bureau of Investigation or Newton County District Attorney have not released any findings from a forensic audit of Newton County operations conducted by David Sawyer of Frazier and Deeter but fallout from the more than 200-page report has surfaced in Newton County.

December 11, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | County


BOC Summary: 162 proposed to honor Deputy Justin White

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) honored Deputy Justin White Tuesday evening by requesting the local legislative delegation to have a portion of Georgia Highway 162 renamed to the Deputy Justin White Memorial Highway.

December 07, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | County


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