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Posted on: July 24, 2020

TSPLOST to be placed on ballot in November

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The Newton County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday evening to place a Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) on the General Election ballot in November.

The 4-1 approval to send the question of adding a 1 cent sales tax to New...

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Posted on: July 23, 2020

Sheriff Brown and Sheriff’s Office awarded third NCCHC Reaccreditation

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COVINGTON, Ga. — Sheriff Ezell Brown and the Newton County Sheriff’s Office were awarded their third National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) Reaccreditation Award during the Newton County Board of Commissioners...

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Posted on: July 22, 2020

BOC adopts FY2021 Budget; millage vote set for Aug. 4

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The Newton County Board of Commissioners adopted the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget for operation of the county government during its Regular Meeting Tuesday, July 21.

The County will operate on a total budget of $104,587,269, including a general fund budget of $...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Judicial Center renamed after Hon. Judge Horace James Johnson, Jr.

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NEWTON COUNTY, GA - The Newton County Judicial Center was renamed the Judge Horace J. Johnson, Jr. Judicial Center by the Board of Commissioners during its Regular meeting Tuesday, July 7, 2020.

The decision was unanimously approved by the board upon the r...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Statement on Judge Horace Johnson

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Newton County is saddened by the death of Judge Horace Johnson. A highly-respected jurist, advocate for his community, terrific friend, husband and father, his passing leaves a large void in our community.

Johnson leaves a legacy that will be long-lasting ...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Newton County breaks ground on new fire station

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Newton County held its first of three groundbreakings set for this year for new fire stations on June 16. Station 8, located at 2345 Gum Creek Road, was approved by voters in the 2011 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) referendum.

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Newton County approves new emergency radio system

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The Newton County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a contract with Motorola for a new emergency radio system that will improve coverage throughout the County during a Special Called Meeting June 18.

The new system was one of the projects on the ...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

New fire engine delivered to Newton County Fire Services

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Thanks to the voters of Newton County and the 2017 SPLOST, a brand new fire engine was delivered to Newton County Fire Services Thursday.

The new engine is well equipped to keep Newton County residents and firefighters safe, featuring a 2020 Sutphen Monarc...

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