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Posted on: January 16, 2022

Check power outage maps here

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Power outages were reported in Newton County with snow falling on roadways, trees and power lines Sunday.

Several power companies in Newton County have outage maps posted to keep their customers informed. 

See the maps here:

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

Commissioner Sanders receives ACCG certification

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NEWTON COUNTY, GA - Alana Sanders, Newton County’s District 3 Commissioner, completed courses with the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) recently to become a Certified County Commissioner.

Sanders was elected in November of 20...

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Posted on: January 5, 2022

Newton County extends mask ordinance

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The Newton County Board of Commissioners approved an extension of the County’s face mask ordinance during its Jan. 4 Regular Meeting due to an increase in transmission of COVID-19.

Newton County had a 41.9 percent increase in positive PCR tests w...

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Posted on: January 4, 2022

Be alerted of an emergency situation with CodeRED

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Be notified of an emergency situation with CodeRED.

Newton County is a subscriber to this alert system, providing the alerts to residents for free. Simply sign up at

CodeRED delivers geo-targeted, time-se...

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Posted on: December 31, 2021

Newton County court to begin in February

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The January 2022 term of Newton County court will begin one month later, in February 2022, due to rising rate of infection of COVID-19.

The regular, civil and special criminal trial session previously scheduled to begin Jan. 10 in the Horace J. Johnson Jud...

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Posted on: December 29, 2021

CDC updates recommendations for COVID quarantine period


The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released updates on recommended quarantine times in regards to COVID-19 recently.

If you test positive for COVID-19, the CDC recommends everyone stay home and isolate for five days, less than the previous recommended 1...

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

Bethany Road closed beginning Nov. 8

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Bethany Road, located, in western Newton County, will close for a bridge replacement over Snapping Shoals Creek starting Monday, Nov. 8.

Drivers will detour until the expected completion time period of 150 days using State Route 81 and State Route 212. Dri...

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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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