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Newton County reservoir full

Following a fall of light rain and a summer of hotter-than-average conditions, Lake Varner is full (701 feet above sea level) as of Thursday, Feb ...

February 18, 2017 | Staff Report | County


Cross named finance director

Nicole Cross has been named Finance Director of Newton County

February 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


Joint BOC, SWA meeting cancelled

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) and Solid Waste Authority (SWA) are working to reschedule a meeting after scheduling conflicts caused the cancellation of ...

February 16, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | County


Retiring poll managers honored at reception

Three retiring poll managers with the Newton County Board of Elections were honored during a reception Wednesday morning at the county administration building.

February 15, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


Newton County names interim fire chief

Battalion Chief Brian Massey has been named Interim Chief of Newton County Fire Services effective Feb. 9, according to a press release by Bryan Fazio ...

February 09, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


BOC honors Martin Luther King award winners

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) recognized the 2017 Martin Luther King Celebration Committee award recipients at its Tuesday night meeting.

February 07, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


NCSO investigates gas station burglary

Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) investigators are looking into a burglary at a Covington gas station.

February 07, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


Fire Chief resigns

For the second time in a year, Newton County is without a fire chief.

February 07, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


Convenience Centers to remain open through June

Newton County's 11 Trash Collection Convenience Centers will remain open until June 30, months after the current contract with Junior Hilliard General Services ends ...

February 02, 2017 | Staff Report | County


BOC attends annual retreat

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) attended its annual retreat at Newton County Fire Headquarters Jan. 31. The retreat was an opportunity for BOC ...

February 01, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


Board of Elections named Newton County Department of the Month

Newton County Chair Marcello Banes not only represents more than 102,000 Newton County residents but also more than 600 Newton County employees.

January 31, 2017 | Staff Report | County


Work continues at Henderson’s intersection

Utility relocation activity is currently underway in the realignment of Henderson Mill Road at its intersection of Highway 36, according to Georgia Department of Transportation ...

January 27, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | County


SWA members urge caution with solid waste contract

Some members of the Newton County Solid Waste Authority (SWA) are asking for changes and urging caution as the authority considers approving the county's ...

January 26, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


BOC, SWA hold joint work session

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 ...

January 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


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 ...

January 21, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


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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


Recreation Commission finds ‘no illegal or dishonest behavior’

The Newton County Recreation Commission's board of directors did not make any personnel changes stemming from a recent forensic audit released by Frazier and Deeter CPAs and Advisors and commissioned by the Newton County Board of Commissioners.

December 05, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | County


Porterdale bike rodeo teaches bicycle skills and safety

It's not that kind of rodeo. There are no bulls, horses or lassos.

July 17, 2016 | Sandra Brands | County


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