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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: February 15, 2021

Drive-in movie at Legion Field on Feb. 27

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A lot has occurred in Newton County in the 200 years since it was first chartered. Recently one of our calling cards has been being the filming locations for many movies and television shows. Join us as we celebrate our filming legacy during our year-long...
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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 21, 2021

Animal Shelter under modified operations

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NEWTON COUNTY, GA - The Newton County Animal Shelter and Animal Services administrative offices are currently open by appointment only due to precautions related to COVID-19.
If you are interested in viewing a pet for possible adoption please visit https:/...
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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.

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