The Newton County Board of Commissioners agreed to waive the fees at a meeting earlier this month as part of a development agreement with Lidl.

COVINGTON — The Newton County Board of Commissioners will hold a meeting via teleconference tonight at 6 to discuss an emergency disaster declaration.

Here is the dial-in information for anyone who would like to listen in on the call: 646-876-9923; Meeting ID 752 104 945.

In addition, the city of Porterdale will hold a called meeting via teleconference Thursday at 6 p.m. The agenda includes discussion of an emergency declaration and discussion and vote on a pandemic state of emergency leave policy, among other topics.

To listen to the meeting, use the following information:

Dial-in number (US): (978) 990-5000
Access code: 144533#
International dial-in numbers:
Online meeting ID: tsavage4
Join the online meeting:

For additional assistance connecting to the meeting text "Help" to the Dial-In number above. Message and data rates may apply.

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I have been editor of the Rockdale Citizen since 1996 and editor of the Newton Citizen since it began publication in 2004. I am also currently executive editor of the Clayton News Daily, Henry Daily Herald and Jackson Progress-Argus.

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