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BOC approves FY18 budget

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted to approve the county’s fiscal year 2018 budget during a special called meeting Tuesday ...

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BOC approves final bond resolution

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) gave final approval to a $22,730,000 bond issuance by the county’s Solid Waste ...

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BOC members suggest revisiting remaining Convenience Centers

COVINGTON, Ga. – Late in Tuesday night’s marathon Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) meeting, two members suggested the county’s Solid Waste Management Authority ...

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Piedmont Newton in talks with National EMS to provide ambulance service

COVINGTON, Ga. - Piedmont Newton Hospital has confirmed that it is in talks with National EMS to provide ambulance service in Newton County.

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County schedules budget hearings

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) has scheduled a series of public hearings to discuss the County’s fiscal year 2018 budget ...

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Newton County reports hang tag sales

COVINGTON, Ga. – Newton County Public information Officer Bryan Fazio released the number of convenience center and recycling center hang tags sold during the first six ...

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Stafford resigns from SWMA

COVINGTON, Ga. – Bob Stafford, one of two remaining citizen members of the Newton County Solid Waste Management Authority (SWMA) resigned over the weekend leaving the ...

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Hospital to retain EMS license

COVINGTON, Ga. - When Piedmont Newton Hospital notified the State of Georgia and Newton County this week of its intention to retain its license to provide ...

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NCFS offers fireworks safety tips for the Fourth of July

COVINGTON, Ga. - Newton County Fire Services wants you to have a safe and Happy Fourth of July holiday and offered additional tips and reminders for ...

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Convenience Centers to be open Monday, July 3

COVINGTON, Ga. -  Newton County’s five Convenience Centers and one Recycling Center will be open Monday, July 3.

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Piedmont reverses stance on EMS license

COVINGTON, Ga. – Piedmont Newton Hospital has notified Newton County and the State of Georgia of its intent to retain its license to provide ambulance service ...

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Some convenience centers to close Friday

COVINGTON, Ga. – Five of Newton County’s 11 Convenience Centers will close Friday when the county’s current fiscal year ends.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Convenience Center tags on sale now

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

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