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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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.

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BOC rescinds bid proposal

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 ...

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County, SWA cannot approve ADS contract

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 ...

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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 ...

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Solid waste sub-committee meets to discuss IGA

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 ...

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BOC: Henderson call for investigation of Schulz

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.

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SWA, BOC form subcommittee to discuss IGA

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 ...

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JDA welcomes new Newton delegation

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.

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BOC will have to mandate service

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 ...

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Sale of hang tags brings in $473K

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 ...

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BOC approves SPLOST spending

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 ...

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BOC approves new JDA members

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 ...

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Hang tags available only at fire services starting in March

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 ...

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Newton County reservoir full

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 ...

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Cross named finance director

Cross named finance director

Nicole Cross has been named Finance Director of Newton County

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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 ...

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Retiring poll managers honored at reception

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.

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Newton County names interim fire chief

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 ...

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BOC honors Martin Luther King award winners

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.

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NCSO investigates gas station burglary

NCSO investigates gas station burglary

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

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Fire Chief resigns

Fire Chief resigns

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

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Convenience Centers to remain open through June

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 ...

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