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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Chairman's Corner: Judge Horace J. Johnson Jr. Judicial Center

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#OneNewton Family,

On Tuesday evening I asked the Board of Commissioners to vote to rename the Newton County Judicial Center to the Judge Horace J. Johnson Jr. Judicial Center. I am thrilled to announce that the board approved this action unanimously.

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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: July 1, 2020

Statement on Judge Horace Johnson

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Newton County is saddened by the death of Judge Horace Johnson. A highly-respected jurist, advocate for his community, terrific friend, husband and father, his passing leaves a large void in our community.

Johnson leaves a legacy that will be long-lasting ...

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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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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Convenience Center tags extended to July 31

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NEWTON COUNTY, GA - The Newton County Solid Waste Management Authority extended the expiration date of the 2019-20 Newton County Convenience Center Vehicle Hang Tags to July 31 Thursday evening.

The additional time was granted in order to compensate for th...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

New fire engine delivered to Newton County Fire Services

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Thanks to the voters of Newton County and the 2017 SPLOST, a brand new fire engine was delivered to Newton County Fire Services Thursday.

The new engine is well equipped to keep Newton County residents and firefighters safe, featuring a 2020 Sutphen Monarc...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Newton County Animal Shelter to remain temporarily closed

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NEWTON COUNTY, GA - The Newton County Animal Shelter will remain closed to the public into the summer.

The Animal Shelter is currently being renovated and expanded and will open in its new form later this year. The decision was made to perform construction...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Layla Zon sworn in as Superior Court Judge

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Layla Zon was sworn in as the Alcovy Circuit’s newest Superior Court Judge by Governor Brian Kemp at the Georgia Capitol Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

Kemp appointed the former Newton County District Attorney to succeed Judge Samuel Ozburn on May 21.

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

Passport application suspended until July 12

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The Newton County Clerk of Superior Court suspends passport application processing through July 12, 2020 or until further notice. 

This measure has been taken in order to protect the pubic and staff from the spread of COVID-19.

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Newton County measures for COVID-19

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Newton County measures for COVID-19

As of March 26, 2020

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Newton County Animal Services is suspending low priority/non emergency activity and responding to emergency and high priority calls only; reducing non-essential shelter intake and havin...

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