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Posted on: October 15, 2021

BOC approves playground equipment for Fairview Park

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The Newton County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the purchase of new playground and fitness equipment for Fairview Park during its Oct. 5 Regular Meeting.

The new equipment is expected to arrive in December and be installed in January. The equ...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

BOC recognizes E-911 Telecommunicators as First Responders

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The Newton County Board of Commissioners recognized the telecommunicators of Covington’s E-911 Center as First Responders during its Oct. 5 Regular Meeting.

The Board of Commissioners (BOC) unanimously passed a resolution supporting the E-911 Sav...

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Frontage Road is closing Monday for a bridge replacement

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Georgia Bridge and Concrete will reconstruct the 84-year-old Frontage Road bridge over the Yellow River. This $3.065 million I-20 Exit 88 interchange area project requires a 270-day closure and detour beginning Monday, Oct. 18.

Drivers will be detoured alo...

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

Vote on tiebreaker 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: 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 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. 
The station, funded by the SPLOST, ...
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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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