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Grady EMS picked to provide interim ambulance services

COVINGTON, Ga. - Grady EMS has been picked to provide ambulance services on a short-term mutual aid basis in Newton County starting Aug. 1, according to ...

June 23, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


BOC reverses stance on EMS

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) did an about-face on emergency medical services (EMS) in the county Tuesday night, voting 5-0 to ...

June 21, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


SWMA elects new officers, gives final approval to bonds

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton County Solid Waste Management Authority (SWMA) elected a new chairman and gave final approval to a $25 million bond issuance at ...

June 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


BOC votes to amend IGA, sell landfill

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted Tuesday night at a special called meeting to amend its intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the ...

June 15, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


County to let state pick EMS provider

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted during a special called meeting Tuesday night to not pursue a license to provide Emergency ...

June 14, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


BOC hears budget plan

COVINGTON, Ga. – A consensus of the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) gave County Manager Lloyd Kerr and Finance Director Nicole Cross the go-ahead to ...

June 08, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


BOC votes to shrink SWMA for now

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton County Board Commissioners (BOC) unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday night to pare the number of voting members on the Solid Waste ...

June 07, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


Wayne Haynie resigns from Solid Waste Management Authority

COVINGTON, Ga. - Wayne Haynie resigned from the Newton County Solid Waste Management Authority (SWMA), effective Monday, June 5.

June 07, 2017 | Staff Report | County


Nine Newton County firefighters honored for life-saving efforts

Newton County Fire Services members Skyler Blankenship, Richard Aaron, Dave Harper, Ashley Moss, Chris Fox, Noel Anson, Chris Barnes, Randy Monchrief and Steve Raulerson were ...

June 04, 2017 | Staff Report | County


Majority of BOC leaning toward tax hike to support public safety raises

COVINGTON, Ga. – Four of five members of the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) said Tuesday night they either support or are leaning toward supporting ...

May 31, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


Convenience Center tags on sale now

COVINGTON, Ga. – Vehicle hang tags to Newton County's Trash Collection Convenience Centers are on sale now.

May 31, 2017 | Staff Report | County


Do low salaries impact public safety in Newton County?

COVINGTON, Ga. – According to Newton County Human Resources Director Keyra Fray, there are currently 32 vacant positions in the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO ...

May 28, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


SWMA approves bond resolution by narrow vote

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County Solid Waste Management Authority (SWMA) voted 3-2 to authorize preparations for a $25 million bond issuance Thursday night.

May 21, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


SWMA approves convenience centers and fees

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton County Solid Waste Management Authority approved the five full-service convenience centers and one center for recycling and yard waste only that ...

May 19, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


Newton Sheriff challenges BOC

COVINGTON, Ga. – Sheriff Ezell Brown called on the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) to consider raising taxes in order to adequately fund public safety ...

May 18, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County


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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 negotiated and signed April 10.

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 near Lower River Road.

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 a special called meeting Thursday.

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 intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC).

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 joint BOC/SWA subcommittee for further revision.

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 solicited bids for solid waste service for the unincorporated parts of Newton County.

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 (BOC) could vote to go into contract with Advanced Disposal Services (ADS) for curbside pickup because of the clause requiring mandated service in its contact.

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 Commissioners (BOC) Thursday night.

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 session.

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 of Commissioners (BOC) to discuss the two boards' mutual agreement.

March 02, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | County


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