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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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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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BOC establishes budget priorities

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Newton County Water Resources receives Gold Award

COVINGTON, Ga. - Newton County Water Resources provides award-winning quality water to the residents of Newton County.

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Five convenience centers may remain open after June 30

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton County Solid Waste Management Authority (SWMA) heard a proposal to keep five convenience centers, plus one center to be used exclusively ...

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Sharon Sawyer resigns from SWMA

COVINGTON, Ga. – Sharon Sawyer tendered her resignation from the Newton County Solid Waste Management Authority (SWMA) at the end of the Authority’s Thursday meeting.

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Newton County to celebrate Older Americans Month

COVINGTON, Ga. – May marks Older Americans Month throughout the country and there are two ways Newton County will be celebrating this coming week.

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