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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Local residents donate $100,000 to Animal Shelter

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The Newton County Animal Shelter will have a little more space when it opens its doors on new renovations and an expansion next year thanks to a generous gift from a local supporter.

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) accepted a $100,000 donati...

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Posted on: October 14, 2019

Newton County awarded certificate of achievement for financial reporting

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NEWTON COUNTY, GA - Newton County was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) r...

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Posted on: October 15, 2019

Newton hosts Strategic Planning Implementation update

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Newton County hosted an information session on the implementation of its Strategic Plan Monday, Oct. 14.

The session, held at Turner Lake, was attended by more than 50 residents. 

The plan, which began in July of 2019, after more than a year of pla...

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Posted on: October 2, 2019

NCSO 2019 Law Enforcement Leadership Conference

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The Newton County Sheriff's Office hosted its second annual Local Law Enforcement Leadership Conference on September 17-19, 2019. Dean Crisp was the guest speaker.

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Landfill Improvement Project

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Newton County began its Landfill Improvement Project in January of 2019 and as of October is about 25 percent completed. The entire project is expected to take around three years and will result in Site 1 Municipal Solid Waste landfill being completely li...

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

Fall Festival

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Newton County Parks and Recreation will host a Fall Festival Saturday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Turner Lake.

This will be a free vent featuring live music, delicious food, inflatables, a train ride, rock wall, crafts and vendors and much more.

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

Information on ethylene oxide and Covington

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In August of 2018 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a National Air Toxics Assessment (NATA) identifying ethylene oxide (ETO) as a cancer causing chemical and identified Covington as an area of concern due to the use of ETO in a facility o...

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

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Posted on: September 26, 2018

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File an online complaint with the Code Enforcement Department. You can remain anonymous while detailing your issue.

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Posted on: September 26, 2018

Animal Shelter Accepting Donations

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Newton County Animal Control is collecting donations to directly help animals in our shelter.

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Posted on: September 26, 2018

Trash & Recycling

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Newton County offers trash collection convenience centers to its residents in the form of 6 collection centers.

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Posted on: September 26, 2018

Home Meal Delivery

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Home meal delivery is available for all qualified seniors who are 60 and older and live in Newton County.

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Posted on: October 21, 2019

State wants BD to temporarily stop sterilization in Covington plant

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ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today filed a complaint in Newton County Superior Court on behalf of Governor Brian Kemp and the Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (EPD) to tempora...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Local residents donate $100,000 to Animal Shelter

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The Newton County Animal Shelter will have a little more space when it opens its doors on new renovations and an expansion next year thanks to a generous gift from a local supporter.

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) accepted a $100,000 donati...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Four Newton County educators receive Chairman's Medals

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Newton County Chairman Marcello Banes presented the Chairman’s Medal to four educators who epitomize the mission of OneNewton and serving their community during Tuesday evening’s Board of Commissioners Meeting.

“It is...

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Posted on: October 14, 2019

Newton County awarded certificate of achievement for financial reporting

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NEWTON COUNTY, GA - Newton County was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) r...

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Posted on: October 8, 2019

Newton County moves to Minor Water Condtion

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As you well know, it has been some time since Newton County has had any significant rainfall.

Thanks to the dry conditions, Newton County is in a Stage 1, or “Minor Water Condition”, according to our Drought/Emergency Contingency Plan. Lake Varner is at a ...

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Posted on: October 2, 2019

Hugh Steele Retires as Elections Board Chairman

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Hugh Steele, who was a member of Newton County's original election board retired, effective Oct. 1, 2019.

Steele was recognized for his work of 21 years, leading the County's election board during a reception in the Newton County Historic Courthouse Tuesda...

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Posted on: September 24, 2019

Barbara Dingler retires as Tax Commissioner

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Residents of Newton County,

I will be retiring as Newton County’s Tax Commissioner effective Oct. 1, 2019. Chief Deputy Tax Commissioner, Dana Darby will be sworn in to be Tax Commissioner to fulfill my term, which ends Dec. 31, 2020.

It has been my honor t...

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Posted on: October 2, 2019

Rep. Johnson Accepting Applications for U.S. Military Academies

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DECATUR, GA – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) is now accepting applications for Fourth District congressional nominations to the military service academies – U.S. Military Academy (West Point, NY), the U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD), the U.S. Air For...

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

Senior Center, Animal Control expansions to begin

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Newton County voters approved the expansion of the Josephine Brown Senior Center, new Animal Control Facilities and an upgrade to facilities within the Recreation Department in 2017.

All three of these items were deemed important enough to Newton County re...

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Posted on: October 8, 2019

Newton County moves to Minor Water Condtion

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As you well know, it has been some time since Newton County has had any significant rainfall.

Thanks to the dry conditions, Newton County is in a Stage 1, or “Minor Water Condition”, according to our Drought/Emergency Contingency Plan. ...

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