Newton County School System officials, Newton High administrators, students, and members of the community gathered at Newton High School Sunday afternoon to celebrate its new building.
Last week, more than 800 students were evacuated from Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Decatur as a man with an assault rifle and other weapons exchanged gunfire with police at the elementary school.
A Walton County high school student died after being hit by three cars in front of his school Tuesday morning, according to the Associated Press. Georgia State Patrol officials said the teen fell off a skateboard and was hit when he went to retrieve it, the AP reported.
Anyone who loves dining locally should get their taste buds ready, as tickets are on sale for the annual Taste of Newton.
The Newton County Board of Education renewed several annual contracts at its meeting Tuesday.
The Newton County community will have the opportunity to tour the new Newton High School at a dedication ceremony this weekend.
Though her ministry is small in numbers, Pastor Grace Scott, 54, said her mission is to win souls for Christ through biblical teaching.
Newton County high school students are invited to register for a college fair to be held at Alcovy High School in September.
The Newton Education Foundation recognized its Re-Imagine Newton 2012-13 grant recipients and donors at a reception Tuesday.
Enrollment has increased slightly from the last school year in Newton County schools.
"Jonah was a shining example of how to live your life.''
Newton County School System officials say things are running smoothly so far regarding Ombudsman transportation.
The parent of an Alcovy High School student said she wants artwork that says, "God is Dead" taken down from the walls of her daughter's classroom.
Fairview Elementary School earned some extra bucks to start its school year.
An artist who organized a painting fundraiser earlier this month to benefit a Newton High School student who was injured during a wrestling match last year said more than $500 was raised to help him and his family.