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Posted on: September 17, 2021

DCA to provide Rental Assistance Information Tuesday

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NEWTON COUNTY, GA - The Georgia Department of Community Affairs will share information the Georgia Rental Assistance Program to Newton County Commissioners and the public on Tuesday, Sept. 21.

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

Newton and Jarrard & Davis maintain strong relationship

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NEWTON COUNTY, GA - Newton County Board continues to use Jarrard & Davis as its law firm.

During Newton County’s most recent Board of Commissioners (BOC) meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 7, an attorney from the County Attorney’s office, Ja...

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

Rivers Alive Cleanup on Sept. 25

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Keep Newton Beautiful is proud to present the Rivers Alive cleanup effort on Saturday, Sept. 25

The City of Covington, Georgia Wildlife Federation, Keep Newton Beautiful, Newton County Board of Commissioners, Newton County Water Resources and the Newton Co...

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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: 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: 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

2020 Census: Newton County's population is 112,493

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The 2020 Census revealed Newton County has a population of 112,493 people, a growth of 12.5 percent from the previous Census in 2010.

Along with the growth in population came the growth in Census Tracks from 13 in 2010 to 22 in 2020.

Information from the 20...

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

Masks required in County facilities

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Newton County Board of Commissioners adopted a mask-wearing ordinance on Aug. 3, effective at midnight Aug. 4.

The ordinance requires the wearing of a mask in unincorporated areas of the County and County facilities in the incorporated areas of the County....

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

Georgia Rental Assistance Program

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If you're a Georgia renter who has fallen behind on rent payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may qualify for assistance. The Georgia Rental Assistance Program can provide up to 12 months of rental assistance and utility assistance, paid di...

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Fire Station 8 opens on the north end of the County

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Newton County cut the ribbon on its newest fire station June 24, 2021. 
The north side of the County picked up more coverage as Fire Station 8 officially entered service at 2345 Gum Creek Road Thursday. 
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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Career Academy students create game for KNB

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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...

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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 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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