News Flash


8 Stories
Posted on: January 18, 2022

Federal Government makes free COVID tests available

Image of Free Covid Test

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order #44 free at-?home COVID-?19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.

Order your tests now so you have them when you need them.

Order hereRead more ...

Additional Info... Home
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Commissioner Sanders receives ACCG certification

Image of Alana Sanders News

NEWTON COUNTY, GA - Alana Sanders, Newton County’s District 3 Commissioner, completed courses with the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) recently to become a Certified County Commissioner.

Sanders was elected in November of 20...

Read more ...

Posted on: January 5, 2022

Newton County extends mask ordinance

Newton County, Georgia 1821

The Newton County Board of Commissioners approved an extension of the County’s face mask ordinance during its Jan. 4 Regular Meeting due to an increase in transmission of COVID-19.

Newton County had a 41.9 percent increase in positive PCR tests w...

Read more ...

Posted on: January 4, 2022

Be alerted of an emergency situation with CodeRED

Image of Code Red website icon

Be notified of an emergency situation with CodeRED.

Newton County is a subscriber to this alert system, providing the alerts to residents for free. Simply sign up at

CodeRED delivers geo-targeted, time-se...

Read more ...

Posted on: December 31, 2021

Newton County court to begin in February

Image of Judicial Center May 2020

The January 2022 term of Newton County court will begin one month later, in February 2022, due to rising rate of infection of COVID-19.

The regular, civil and special criminal trial session previously scheduled to begin Jan. 10 in the Horace J. Johnson Jud...

Read more ...

Posted on: December 29, 2021

CDC updates recommendations for COVID quarantine period


The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released updates on recommended quarantine times in regards to COVID-19 recently.

If you test positive for COVID-19, the CDC recommends everyone stay home and isolate for five days, less than the previous recommended 1...

Read more ...

Posted on: November 3, 2021

Bethany Road closed beginning Nov. 8

Image of Bethany Bridge

Bethany Road, located, in western Newton County, will close for a bridge replacement over Snapping Shoals Creek starting Monday, Nov. 8.

Drivers will detour until the expected completion time period of 150 days using State Route 81 and State Route 212. Dri...

Read on...

Posted on: June 3, 2021

Career Academy students create game for KNB

Image of Detective Seymore Green Game

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...

Read more ...