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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Fire Station 8 opens on the north end of the County

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Newton County cut the ribbon on its newest fire station June 24, 2021. 
The north side of the County picked up more coverage as Fire Station 8 officially entered service at 2345 Gum Creek Road Thursday. 
The station, funded by the SPLOST, ...
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Posted on: July 16, 2021

FY2022 Budget meetings resume July 20

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After County manager Lloyd Kerr went back to work further on the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget, the Newton County Board of Commissioners will meet again to discuss the proposed budget beginning July 20.

A Special Called Meeting will be held Tuesday, July 20 at 5...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Career Academy students create game for KNB

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Associates in the programming pathway at Newton College and Career Academy in Covington developed this game to help create a video game to encourage practices of keeping our community clean.

Students utilized online game development platform Game Salad, wh...

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Convenience Center hang tags on sale

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Newton County Trash Collection Convenience Centers fiscal year 2022 vehicle hang tags went on sale Tuesday, June 1.

The hang tags are required to enter the County’s six convenience centers from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. Each hang tag can be purchased ...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Splash Pad opens May 29

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The Newton County Splash Pad, located at Denny Dobbs Park, opens May 29 at 10 a.m.

The County’s first splash pad was built thank to funds from the 2017 Special Purpose Local Option Sales tax and is available free to all Newton County residents.


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Posted on: May 5, 2021

Newton County receives $2.6 million from JDA

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The Joint Development Authority of Jasper, Morgan, Newton and Walton counties presented the Newton County Board of Commissioners with a $2,606,250 check during the board’s regular meeting Tuesday night.

The check represents a portion of the proce...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Mass Vaccination site opens at Georgia Piedmont Technical College

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The Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale County Health Departments will open a mass vaccination site in Newton County, located at Georgia Piedmont Technical College, Newton Campus in Building D - 8100 Bob Williams Parkway, Covington on Monday, April 19, 2021. Th...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

DCA announces Georgia Rental Assistance Program

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Georgia Rental Assistance Program

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs began administering the State of Georgia Rental Assistance Program (GRA) in early March 2021. GRA can help renters with their past due rent and utilities. Payment will be made di...

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