Members of the Newton County Board of Education approved a tentative budget for the 2013-14 school year, but did not vote to eliminate Ombudsman transportation, leaving that decision on the table.
Newton High School assistant principal Sandra Owens has been named principal of Alcovy High School, and the educator said she is honored to be named the school's new leader.
Social Circle High School
A fox bit two students at Rocky Plains Elementary School on Wednesday, and according to Newton County Animal Control Director Teri Key-Hoosen, the animal hasn't been caught.
A $1.2 million HVAC/roofing project for Fairview Elementary School has been approved, and Newton County Schools' contract with its natural gas supplier has been renewed.
Newton High School Assistant Principal Sandra Owens has been named the new principal of Alcovy High School.
The Newton County Board of Education held a retirement dinner on Thursday for employees. The event honored the many years of service of 54 retirees, who included teachers, administrators and personnel at a number of schools and departments in the county.
Student transportation to Ombudsman, Newton's alternative school, is one of the items being considered as a possible cut from the 2013-14 school budget as Newton County School System officials reviewed the tentative budget.
"Miscommunication and human error" caused 170 students not to complete the coordinate algebra portion of the End Of Course Test - a state test taken by ninth through 12th-graders - at Alcovy High School, and other testing problems were reportedly found when the Newton County School System investigated concerns after receiving an anonymous email.
Clements Middle School Assistant Principal Allison Jordan has been named the new director of testing, research and evaluation for the Newton County School System.
The Newton County School System has released preliminary scores of its elementary and middle schools in the Georgia Criterion Referenced Competency Test for the 2012-2013 school year, and according to NCSS officials, the results show positive increases.
The Newton County Board of Education has named Samantha Fuhrey, a current administrator in the Newton County School System, as its next superintendent.
Students, faculty and staff were all smiles as they welcomed State School Superintendent John Barge to the Newton College and Career Academy for the first time Tuesday.
The Newton County Board of Education is expected to choose a new superintendent next week and will also vote on a new director of research, testing and evaluation.
Louise Harwell is packing up her brains, bones and microscopes.
Serving as one of Covington's leaders who has wanted to shine behind the scenes, council woman Janet Goodman's leadership during the civil rights era in Covington back in the 70s and her work with city council for more than 33 years, has made her a well-known community activist and one of the recipients of the 2012 Shining Light awards.
The city of Covington council approved at their Nov. 5 meeting to accept a joint grant with the city of Oxford for $594,000 that was awarded by the Atlanta Regional Commission under their Last Mile Connectivity program for the replacement of a pedestrian bridge that crosses over Interstate 20 in October. City of Covington grant writer Randy Conner previously said the grant is additional funding for the Emory Street pedestrian bridge between Covington and Oxford. ...
Porterdale officials said they enjoyed having a new perspective on how to design and develop the city in the future, after they attended a three-day design session over the weekend with students and faculty from the University of Georgia's College of Environment and Design.
Board of directors with the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority awarded the Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority a $14 million Georgia Fund loan on Thursday.
Three county intersections are scheduled for construction within the next five years after the Newton County Board of Commissioners approved accepting federal funding at their Nov. 6 meeting.
Covington City Council members voted 3 to 2 to suspend until March 31 the regulation of temporary signs until new rules can be put in place.
Social Circle has a new fire chief to lead its fire department after the city split up their Department of Public Safety.
Members of the community gathered in the West Newton Elementary school cafeteria Thursday night to see design and development plans for the western side of the county.
Several new policy changes for the city of Covington's utilities services offered to residential and commercial customers were approved at a council meeting on Monday. The council unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance which made changes to the deposit guidelines required by residential and commercial customers for utility services; approved a new policy that forms an agreement that will be offered by the city to assist customers with past due balances; and approved ...
Covington City Council approved changing zoning conditions for Gwinnett Industries on two parcels of land located in the Lochridge Industrial Park in an effort to land prospect Project Dove.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners approved a bid for the resurfacing of Lake Varner's entrance road and park at their meeting on Tuesday.
Democrat Nancy Schulz won her re-election bid as the District 3 Board of Commissioner, capturing 6,399 votes to Republican challenger Kevin Wade's 2,666 votes. "I'm so excited and so thrilled. I have this incredible group of people who are a part of District 3 and I'm just so excited to serve another four years with them," Schulz said. "I think we've formed a really good working relationship and I really believe they feel like they ...
Republican Keith Ellis will be the next chairman of Newton County, after defeating Democrat Marcus Jordan by 21,144 votes to 20,402 votes. "I'm excited and I'm really humbled by the whole thing and I appreciate the voters giving me this. I know it was close and Marcus ran a good race and I appreciate him. We had a gentleman's agreement from the beginning and both of us stuck to it. I think it was a cleanly run race one that the county can be proud of," Ellis said Tuesday night.
Covington City Council members agreed to form a committee at their next meeting that would address filming issues in neighborhoods after several residents and businesses discussed the pros and cons of having "The Vampire Diaries" film in Covington. Mayor Ronnie Johnston told the council that he would like them to bring in suggestions of who should serve on a committee that would primarily focus on setting guidelines for filming crews in the city. Johnston said ...
Covington City Council unanimously approved at their meeting Monday to amend their 2012-2013 fiscal year budget to add a sidewalk on Carlton Trail, after citizens voiced their concerns about adding the sidewalk for what some council members say has been more than 10 years.