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Johnston steps down from SWA position

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston stepped down from his position on the Newton County Solid Waste Authority (SWA) Monday, April 24 after claiming the ...

April 26, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | County


BOC approves East Georgia settlement

COVINGTON, Ga - The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted Tuesday night to approve the $10 million settlement with East Georgia Land and Development Company ...

April 19, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


Newton County settles landfill dispute

NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. – Newton County has reached a settlement agreement with East Georgia Land and Development Company that prevents the construction of a regional landfill ...

April 13, 2017 | Staff Report | County


BOC approves sale of surplus equipment

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted to approve the sale of surplus county-owned equipment on GovDeals.com at its April 4 meeting.

April 07, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


Newton County hires new fire chief

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted Tuesday night to approve the hiring of a new fire chief.

April 05, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


BOC follows SWA in approving IGA revisions

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) signed off on changes to its intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the Newton County Solid Waste Authority (SWA) during ...

March 31, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


SWA approves BOC IGA revisions

The Newton County Solid Waste Authority (SWA) met in a special called meeting Monday to approve a new law firm and consider revisions to its ...

March 27, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


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


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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 Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC), County Manager Lloyd Kerr told The Covington News Thursday.

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/convenience center hang tags did not meet expectations.

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 and Victoria Station 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 Counties at its meeting Tuesday night.

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 March 1.

February 22, 2017 | Staff Report | County


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. 16.

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 Thursday's joint work session.

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, the county's Public Information Officer.

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 on Feb 5.

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 members and the county's constitutional officers to participate in a workshop designed to help county leaders prepare as they go forward in their strategic planning for the county.

February 01, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


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