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Blossom Life Girl’s Conference set for March 22

An educator and teen life coach has planned a girl's conference for young ladies in the Newton County community, which will be hosted by the grassroots organizations "Blossom Life" and "Executive in Stilettos."

March 15, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Special needs parent workshop planned

Parents of students with special needs are invited to attend a workshop to hear how to better interact with their children who have physical or mental disabilities.

March 15, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


Young professionals meet

Dozens of Newton County's high school students interested in their futures attended the Aspiring Youth Professionals Dinner held at the Newton College and Career Academy Tuesday night.

March 15, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Man robbed of phones, meats at gunpoint

A man said an unknown group of young males robbed him Wednesday night.

March 13, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


NCSS may raise school lunch prices

The Newton County Board of Education heard a recommendation for a student lunch price increase of 10 cents for all paid students for the 2015-15 school year at its Tuesday work session.

March 13, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


Woman with reported mental illness arrested in car theft at hospital

A woman who family members reportedly said had a known case of schizophrenia reportedly stole another woman's car from Newton Medical Center Saturday.

March 11, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Burglary report leads to drug arrest

A woman who initially reported that her home was being burglarized later found that her daughter and a Maryland man were hiding in the home.

March 11, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


NCSO won't investigate alleged improper touching by first-grader

Officials with the Newton County Sheriff's Office said an incident involving a 7-year-old male touching other female students at West Newton Elementary school will be handled internally by the school system.

March 11, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Clements Middle student makes All-State Chorus

Clements Middle School eighth-grader Josiah Webb is now known as one of the elite middle-school singers in Georgia. He is the only student from Newton County Schools to make the pretigious 2014 All-State Middle School Chorus.

March 11, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


NCSO: Man inappropriately touched teen

A man has been charged with cruelty to children and child molestation after he reportedly inappropriately touched a teen while at a gas station.

March 08, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Officer Morgan gets specialized wheelchair

As promised at "Officer Morgan Day," Quantum Rehab officials presented 5-year-old Morgan Steward with a new specialized wheelchair, complete with police lights and sirens, at a special ceremony Friday afternoon at the Covington Police Department.

March 08, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Crime briefs: Student hit with cellphone

Deputies with the Newton County Sheriff's Office are working to identify a young female who reportedly threw a cellphone and injured a 10-year-old student while arguing with the student on a school bus.

March 08, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Roommate fight leads to woman's arrest

A Jackson woman now faces a charge of simple battery after she reportedly fought with her roommate.

March 08, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


CMS Cardinals visit Atlanta Hawks

Cousins Middle School's chorus and its cheerleaders recently attended and performed at an Atlanta Hawks game.

March 08, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


NCSO: Man inappropriately grabs teen

A man has been charged with cruelty to children and child molestation after he reportedly inappropriately touched a teen while at a gas station.

March 07, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


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Carter announces candidacy for city council

Maurice Carter has announced that he will seek election to the East Ward Post 1 City Council seat, running against incumbent Councilman Chris Smith, who is seeking re-election.

July 13, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Salem’s ‘tents’ are steeped in history

As families arrived at Salem Camp Ground Friday, setting up and cleaning their tents for this year's annual meeting, they knew that they were following, quite literally, in the footsteps of previous generations.

July 13, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Blending families

A Newton man who is doing well after a liver transplant is about to meet the family of the man who saved his life by being an organ donor.

July 11, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Local EOCT scores improve; math tough

Newton County School System high school students outperformed the state average in three areas on End of Course Tests during the 2012-13 school year, but EOCT results show that math is still a difficult subject for NCSS students, and students throughout the state.

July 11, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Salem Camp Ground ready for gathering

The 185th Salem Camp Meeting begins on Friday, and as final preparations for the nearly two-week long event continue, one couple is plenty busy cleaning, shopping, checking and re-checking every detail -- and a very long shopping list.

July 09, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Community Food Pantry replenished

The well-stocked shelves at the Community Food Pantry have director Rosalee Thompson thanking the community and organizations for their donations.

July 09, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Registration, open houses scheduled for July

Summer may be in full swing, but student registration and open house programs for the upcoming school year are right around the corner for Newton County Schools.

July 06, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Fuhrey sets her key goals

Samantha Fuhrey has only been in office for a week, but the Oxford resident has plans to go "the extra mile" for her community as the new Newton County School System superintendent.

July 06, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


BOE approves school nutrition program

The Newton County Board of Education has approved several annual renewable contracts for the systems' school nutrition program for the 2013-14 school year.

July 03, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


STEM approved at old NHS

Newton's Board of Education has approved networking equipment for its new STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program, which will be housed at the old Newton High School. However, a decision on whether to raze the old high school building is still on the table.

July 02, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


NHS students put science into action

Summer is typically when students take a break from their studies, but some in Newton County's 21st Century Community Learning Centers program are at work researching and developing a water filtration device to be used in other countries.

July 02, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Teaching the generations

Working with students as a paraprofessional at Porterdale Elementary School in 1974, Debbie Gossage realized she wanted to become a teacher.

June 29, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Lockhart, Buff move to district roles

Two top administration positions at Newton High School are vacant after the Newton County Board of Education unanimously approved NHS Principal Craig Lockhart as deputy superintendent of schools, and Assistant Principal Shannon Buff as the director of secondary curriculum, instruction and professional development for the Newton County School System.

June 27, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


BOE approves 2013-14 budget

The Newton County Board of Education approved its 2013-14 school system budget, but transportation for alternative school Ombudsman remained a topic of discussion at the board's Tuesday meeting.

June 27, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


NCSS outperforms state in 10 of 30 areas of CRCT

Newton County School System students scored above the state average in 10 of the 30 content areas on the 2013 Criterion Referenced Competency Tests, and performed below the state average in the other 20 content areas.

June 27, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


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