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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Help clean up District 2 on May 15

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Commissioner Demond Mason and the Newton County Bicentennial Committee, along with Keep Newton Beautiful, are hosting a community cleanup in District 2 to give back to the community during the 200th year of Newton County.

Throughout the year, each District...

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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 27, 2021

Newton Mass Vaccination site accepting walk-ins

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The Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale Health Department's Mass Vaccination site for the COVID-19 vaccine is now open to walk-ins, as well as pre-registered patients.

The site opened on April 19 for the public on an appointment-only basis. However, as demand ha...

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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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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Newton County seeks public for Transit Master Plan

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The Newton County Department of Transportation is seeking public input through May 9, to inform the county’s first Transit Master Plan (TMP), known as Moving Newton.

The development of the plan is a direct outcome and recommendation of the County...

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

Patient thanks Fire personnel for save

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Newton County Fire Service personnel from Station 1 and an EMS crew went on a special house call Tuesday morning that may not have been possible without their actions just six days earlier.

On March 17, the crew of Engine 1 was on call at Station 1 when a ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

2020-21 Hang tags offered at reduced rate

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The cost of the 2020-21 hang tags will be reduced through the end of the fiscal year, which concludes June 30.

The cost of the hang tags will be $75 starting March 1 for 2020-21 hang tags. These tags will expire on June 30.

The vehicle hang tags for 2021-22...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

SWMA makes changes to landfill, convenience center fees

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The Newton County Solid Waste Management Authority approved a financial rate plan for the operations of Newton County’s landfill and convenience centers during its meeting Feb. 24.

All new rates will go into place on July 1, 2021.

Included in the ...

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