Newton County News


Rockdale County schools start week-long open house schedule on Monday

Rockdale County teachers have tp hit the floor running starting with their preplanning on Friday as they get ready for their Open Houses beginning on Monday.

Old Atlanta Highway to close for 24 hours Friday-Saturday

Bridge reconstruction project also will continue to affect I-20 traffic

The ongoing bridge reconstruction project near Exit 90 of Interstate Highway 20 will require Old Atlanta Highway to be closed Friday night through Saturday.

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Lithonia manufacturer-distributor buys warehouse, will impact local economy

City-county teamwork smooths process for buyer and could serve as model for economic developers

Atlanta Pallet Rack purchased from Acuity Brands a sprawling warehouse outside Conyers, Ga., which will impact the local economy, and the city-county teamwork that smoothed the negotiations not only pleased the buyer but could serve as model for economic developers everywhere.

Committee member: Newton County landfill could be profitable if costs allocated correctly

If solid waste management costs were allocated correctly, Newton County’s landfill on Lower River Road would be operating in the black, according to landfill committee member Bob Stafford.

EMC that serves Newton County to receive $26 million in USDA loan funding

Central Georgia Electric Membership Corp. will be one of 15 entities in 13 states to receive a share of hundreds of millions of dollars in federal loans to improve electrical infrastructure, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday.

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Churches rescue replaced dormitory desks for citizens to reuse

Quick action by William Moran and volunteers preserves desks bound for recycling plant

William Moran, church secretaries, and other volunteers acted quickly last week to get a truckload of reusable desks into the hands of people who could use them rather than let them go to a recycling plant.

Newton County School System approves millage rate

The Newton County Board of Education unanimously approved several measures, including setting the millage rate at 20, the highest allowed by the state, while reducing the total millage from last year in its monthly meeting on Tuesday.

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Conyers police search for two men accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting woman in Olde Town | PHOTOS

The Conyers Police Department is actively searching for two suspects who allegedly kidnapped and sexually assaulted a woman who was working security for a filming company in Olde Town Monday night.

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Covington City Council adopts rollback property tax millage

Hawnethia Williams initiates discussion to favor rollback over highere 2014 rate

In the face of rising property valuations, the Covington City Council voted to minimize the effect on the taxpayers’ wallets by lowering the millage rate to the “rollback” rate, 7.654 rather than keep the 2014 rate of 7.708.

BioLab employee charged with calling in bomb threat

An employee with BioLab has been arrested after he allegedly called in a bomb threat last week, causing the evacuation of the facility.

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Upcoming Eastside ninth graders get a glimpse of high school

Rising ninth graders at Eastside High School got a small glimpse of what they can expect once the walk through the halls as true freshman in a 9th grade camp on Tuesday.

Five arrested for smash and grab burglary of Sprint store in Conyers

Five males were arrested last week after they allegedly broke into the Sprint Premier Wireless store on Ga. Highway 20, smashed display cases and stole merchandise.

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Upcoming ninth graders at Eastside High School get a glimpse of what's coming | PHOTOS

Rising ninth graders at Eastside High School got a small glimpse of what they can expect once the walk through the halls as true freshman in a 9th grade camp on Tuesday.

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Gas prices continue to decline

The average price for a gallon of gasoline in Atlanta fell 4.4 cents in the past week, averaging $2.68 a gallon, according to a GasBuddy survey of more than 2,000 gas outlets in the Atlanta area.

Newton Citizen Poll question

Newton Citizen Poll contributors are asked to respond to this question: “A number of citizens have complained about the millage increase approved by commissioners on Monday night. Where would you recommend commissioners cut spending to avoid a tax increase next year?”