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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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BOC attends annual retreat

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 ...

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Board of Elections named Newton County Department of the Month

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.

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Work continues at Henderson’s intersection

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 ...

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SWA members urge caution with solid waste contract

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 ...

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BOC, SWA hold joint work session

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 ...

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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 ...

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County manager addresses Grand Jury Presentment

In the Jan. 15 edition of The Covington News, a legal noticed was published on order of the Superior Court of Newton County State Court ...

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Commissioners discuss trash pick-up during marathon meeting

Commissioners discuss trash pick-up during marathon meeting

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) held a four-hour meeting Tuesday night before a mostly full chamber at the Historic Newton Courthouse. Many in ...

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Recycling Centers to be open Monday, Jan. 9

Recycling Centers to be open Monday, Jan. 9

Newton County's 11 Recycling Centers will be open Monday, Jan. 9 to accommodate residents due to the threat of Winter Storm Helena.

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Banes chairs first meeting, makes history

Banes chairs first meeting, makes history

Recently elected Marcello Banes chaired his first meeting for the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) Tuesday night in the Historic Courthouse.

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Recycling Centers to stay open through June

Recycling Centers to stay open through June

The Newton County Solid Waste Authority (SWA) unanimously passed a motion to allow the authority chair and selection committee to work towards an agreement for ...

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