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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Voter Registration deadline is Oct. 5

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The last day a person may register and be eligible to vote in the November General Election and Special Election Runoff for local, state and federal offices is Monday, Oct. 5.

There are several ways for Georgia citizens to register to vote and include the ...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Judge rules in County's favor on statue injunction

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Judge John Ott ruled in favor of the Newton County Board of Commissioners on an injunction to stop the removal of the Confederate memorial on the Covington Square Monday afternoon.

The ruling dismisses complaint for damages and injunctive relief by Tiffany...

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

COVID-19 Nonprofit funding available

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The Newton County Board of Commissioners was awarded relief funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to distribute throughout the community..

A portion of these funds will be awarded to 501(c)(3) nonprofit agencies to suppo...

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Posted on: August 19, 2020

County passes mask ordinance

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The Newton County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution requiring masks in public areas in the unincorporated Newton County Tuesday evening. Masks are also required to enter Newton County government buildings. If you do not have a mask, one will be...

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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 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: 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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