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.
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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.
Money and meat were reportedly stolen from Covington's well-known fruit stand over the weekend.
Several administrators responded to recently being named as Reward Schools by the Georgia Department of Education's new four-part list created as a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
The home formerly known as Whitehall, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, will now serve as a bed and breakfast and event facility in Covington.
Muscle cars, motorcycles and low riders will be just a few of the vehicles driving to a car show charity fundraiser for the Newton, Rockdale and Walton County Court Appointed Special Advocates for Abused and Neglected Children in Covington next weekend.
Early voting lines wrapped around the Newton County Administration Building Friday as residents tried to cast their vote before Nov. 6.
Two women were charged with disorderly conduct after a disagreement over a parking space that turned physical. An officer with the Covington Police Department responded to Johnson Drive around 8 p.m. on Wednesday after receiving a call about a fight.
The Covington Fire Department has announced that burning season is now open to the city of Covington within the city limits.
Covington police caught up with two women after they reportedly stole shopping carts full of groceries from Kroger and Walmart on Saturday.
A group of students and faculty with the University of Georgia's College of Environment and Design plans to hold a public design session with the city of Porterdale.
5-finger discount on Dawg items A deputy with the Newton County Sheriff's Office responded to a call about shoplifting at the Dollar General located on Ga. Highway 20 on Thursday. An employee told the deputy two white females with an infant came into the store. One of the women took a Georgia Bulldog cap and put it in her purse. The employee said the women may have also taken other items off of the Georgia ...
Citizens who visit the Newton County Library to use their computers now have some new computers available for browsing the web.
The city of Covington will put policy changes in place after receiving results from an audit performed on the former probation services company at an Oct. 15 council meeting. However, there is still no clear answer as to if funds were mishandled by the previous company.
Covington police responded to the Raceway located on U.S. Highway 278 after receiving a call about shoplifting on Wednesday around 9 p.m. Dispatch informed police that three black men left the store traveling toward Old Atlanta Highway riding bicycles, after one of the males reportedly stole from the store.
The Covington City Council approved offering several incentives, including temporary reduced utility rates, to an existing industry that could bring an $18 to $20 million investment and 600 jobs to Newton County residents over the next 10 years.
Mack McKibben loves music of all kinds, but nothing beats getting a whole bunch of guys together and putting on a show.