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Posted on: August 31, 2021

Upper Oconee Watershed Flood Map Revisions

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is proposing revisions to its Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for the Upper Oconee Watershed.

The area generally affected in Newton County is east of Highway 11.

General information on this type of project ca...

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

Where to find COVID-19 Vaccines in Newton County

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Newton County’s rate of COVID-19 cases continues to climb with 695 positive tests in the last two weeks as of Aug. 24.

Along with case numbers reaching close to the highest point since the pandemic (91 confirmed cases on Dec. 31, 2020), the FDA r...

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

Nominations open for Newton County Bicentennial Awards

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Newton County is celebrating its 200th anniversary all year long and the Newton County Bicentennial Committee is marking the occasion by recognizing local residents and businesses.

The Bicentennial Committee announces the Newton County Bicentennial Awards....

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

COVID-19 Testing Locations in Newton County

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Newton County has seen an uptick in COVID-19 Cases since late July with recent numbers indicating there has been more than 500 cases in a two-week period.

The increase in numbers has caused both Newton County and the City of Covington to issue mask ordinan...

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Bicentennial Leave a Legacy Brick Program

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To commemorate Newton County’s 200th birthday, the Newton County Bicentennial Committee invites you to leave your legacy for the next 200 years.

You can purchase a commemorative Leave a Legacy Brick to be placed at the newly named Bicentennial Pa...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

LMIG Paving List

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Newton County paves and resurfaces roads with funding from the General Fund, Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) and, mainly the Georgia Deportment of Transportation's Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant (LMIG).


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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Latest Vaccine information

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The Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale Health Department has opened a mass vaccine site in Newton County.

The site, located at Georgia Piedmont Technical College, 8100 Bob Williams Pkwy, Covington, GA 30014, is open for walk-ins Monday through Wednesday from 9 ...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

Newton County's first Splash Pad

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The Newton County Splash Pad, located at Denny Dobbs Park, 6244 Hwy 212, Covington, opens Saturday, May 29 at 10 a.m.

Children of all ages can cool off under a giant water bucket, run through fountains and water cannons every Tuesday through Saturday from ...

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Adopt a Mile program

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Any group can help make Newton County a cleaner community by utilizing the County’s Adopt a Mile program.

This program is a great service opportunity for businesses, civic clubs, fraternities, churches, scouts, school groups and families. All tha...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

2021 Proclaimed to celebrate 200 years of Newton County

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Newton County's 200th birthday has been acknowledge by the state and local governments with proclamations throughout the year 2021. Proclamations were read and presented to the Newton County Bicentennial Committee starting with Newton County&...

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Posted on: September 26, 2018

Animal Services Accepting Donations

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

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