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Posted on: March 3, 2021

State Legislator honors Newton County with Proclamation

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State Senator Tonya Anderson read a proclamation to the Newton County Board of Commissioners during its Regular Meeting on March 2 honoring Newton County's Bicentennial Celebration.

Newton County is celebrating its 200th birthday all year long wit...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

2020-21 Hang tags offered at reduced rate

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The cost of the 2020-21 hang tags will be reduced through the end of the fiscal year, which concludes June 30.

The cost of the hang tags will be $75 starting March 1 for 2020-21 hang tags. These tags will expire on June 30.

The vehicle hang tags for 2021-22...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

SWMA makes changes to landfill, convenience center fees

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The Newton County Solid Waste Management Authority approved a financial rate plan for the operations of Newton County’s landfill and convenience centers during its meeting Feb. 24.

All new rates will go into place on July 1, 2021.

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Newton County Animal Shelter open to the public

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The Newton County Animal Shelter has reopened to the public, without the use of an appointment, as of Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021.

Adoptions are available Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the shelter, located on 210 L...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

Newton County crews clean up litter on roadways

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Two crews are cleaning up trash on the roadways in Newton County after the Board of Commissioners approved the action on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Newton County Commissioners and staff members have received phone calls and emails from local residents on the amount...

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

In just over a month, Station 2 proving an asset

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In just over a month, Newton County Fire Station No. 2 has proven to be an asset to the people of the Rocky Plains Community and the County as a whole.

First opened on Dec. 11, Station 2, located at 3687 Highway 162, Covington Ga, is equipped with a Class ...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Newton County residents can receive prescription discounts

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The National Association of Counties (NACo) developed the Live Healthy Discount Program to offer residents discounts on prescriptions, dental treatments and health costs – including vision and hearing services.

You choose to participate in as muc...

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