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Posted on: February 8, 2023

Shena Applewhaite Named Director of Development Services

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NEWTON COUNTY, GA - Newton County announced Shena Applewhaite as the new Director of Development Services during its Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 7.

Applewhaite served as the County’s Interim Director of Development Services si...

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Posted on: February 8, 2023

Youth Survey for Newton County Comprehensive Plan

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Newton County is working on a planning and visioning process that will shape the future of the community through an update to the Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan is the main document used to determine how the County will grow and develop in the...

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Posted on: February 2, 2023

Newton County Disaster Recovery Center Open

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ATLANTA – A FEMA disaster recovery center is open in Newton County providing one-on-one assistance to people directly affected by the Jan. 12 severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes.

Recovery specialists from FEMA and t...

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Posted on: December 19, 2022

Newton County Emergency Rental and Mortgage Program

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Newton County is offering financial assistance to its residents through the American Rescue Plan Act. 

For those seeking emergency rental and mortgage relief, please apply at the following link: ERAP - Newton County (newtoncountygaerap.com). You m...

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Posted on: January 26, 2023

Alex Stone will be circuit-wide Gang/Gun Violence Prosecutor

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Every day we hear and see news about gang and gun violence across our country and in our State. While Newton and Walton Counties are great communities to live and work in, we are not immune from these issues. Sadly, some of our own communities and communi...

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Posted on: January 24, 2023

SBA Opens Newton County Business Recovery Center

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ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is opening a Business Recovery Center (BRC) in Newton County at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center in Covington. 

Additionally, the ...

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Those affected by storm can apply for assistance

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ATLANTA – Georgia homeowners and renters in Butts, Henry, Jasper, Meriwether, Newton, Spalding and Troup counties who were affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes that occurred Jan. 12, 2023, may apply ...

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Posted on: January 6, 2023

Increase in adoptions leads to Surgical Suite at Newton County Animal Services

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NEWTON COUNTY, GA -For the first time in Newton County’s history, spay and neuter surgeries were done at the Newton County Animal Services Shelter, located at 210 Lower River Road Wednesday. Dec. 28.

The surgery itself, first done on recently adopted puppy...

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Posted on: January 5, 2023

Newton County enhances 195 street signs in 2022

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NEWTON COUNTY, GA - Newton County’s Department of Public Works finished an ambitious sign replacement project enhancing approximately 200 road signs in 2022. 

The last five street signs in the project were placed on Almon Road in Decembe...

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Posted on: January 3, 2023

Newton County receives Financial Reporting award

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Newton County received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).

The award was given to Newton County for its Annual Comprehensive Financial...

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Posted on: December 29, 2022

Judges McCamy, Zon sworn in

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Newton County Superior Court Judges Cheveda McCamy and Layla Zon were sworn into office at the Newton County Judicial Center Wednesday afternoon.

Both Alcovy Circuit judges were elected after running unopposed during the Nov. 8 general election.

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Posted on: October 27, 2022

Newton County is updating its Comprehensive Plan

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Newton County is currently updating its Comprehensive Plan to run from 2023-2028 and we need your help.

The Comprehensive Plan serves as a planning and decision-making tool and guide for local government officials, property owners, and community leaders on...

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