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2050 Plan survives challenge

The controversial 2050 Plan took a beating Tuesday night from the Newton County Board of Commissioners, but it was still standing at night’s end.

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Mayor: County OKs six city members on 2050 panel

So there are now 18 members on the 2050 citizens’ panel. Probably.

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Posted: aug. 07, 2014 8:24 p.m. | Updated: aug. 07, 2014 10:00 p.m.
New format,  familiar concerns

New format, familiar concerns

Elected officials were able to hear directly from their constituents thanks to a new format tried Tuesday at the fourth of five public hearings on the 2050 Plan. What they heard wasn’t necessarily new, but the small-group discussions were well worth it, county commissioners agreed Wednesday.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 9:30 p.m. | Updated: jul. 31, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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’20 acres’ dominate 2050  discussion

’20 acres’ dominate 2050 discussion

Thursday’s public hearing on the 2050 Plan began as did the two before it – with an in-depth discussion of a particular part of the document, in Thursday’s case the “compact communities” and higher-density zoning areas planned for the western part of the county.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2014 7:54 p.m. | Updated: jul. 26, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Words from the county chairman Keith Ellis

Newton County Board of Commissioners Chairman Keith Ellis answered four questions about the 2050 Plan as part of an ongoing series of general questions with county and city leaders. These were so pertinent to Thursday’s 2050 Plan public hearing they are included here:

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Posted: jul. 26, 2014 7:56 p.m. | Updated: jul. 26, 2014 10:00 p.m.

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