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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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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


Trash turned treasure

About three years ago, nature lovers Leah Carlisle and her fiancé Chris Helderbrand were doing a little digging down by the Yellow River near the Portderdale Mill Lofts.

June 25, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


NCSS bids goodbye to Mathews

Newton County School System school officials, employees and members of the community stopped by the Newton County Board of Education building Tuesday to thank outgoing superintendent Gary Mathews for his years of services as an educator and with the NCSS, and the new superintendent of schools was sworn in shortly after.

June 25, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


NHS principal named NCSS deputy supt.

Newton High School principal Craig Lockhart has been named the deputy superintendent of schools for the Newton County School System, effective July 1.

June 25, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Salem Camp meeting set for July

Worship, fellowship and spiritual renewal will again bring families and friends together at one of the oldest existing camp meetings in the nation this summer.

June 22, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Stalvey's barbecue fundraisers hit $100K mark

Plates of chopped pork, Brunswick stew and coleslaw have helped raise $100,000 for the Newton Medical Center over the past several years.

June 22, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Ninth-graders must choose career paths under states’ new education system

Officials with the Georgia Department of Education recently announced that they've developed courses for a new education model geared toward helping students find potential career paths, and the framework will require all ninth-graders to choose a "career pathway" as they begin high school.

June 22, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Middle-schoolers enjoy theme camp

Students in seventh and eighth grades participated in hands-on activities as they gained knowledge about different career fields during a Summer Theme Camp hosted by the Newton College and Career Academy.

June 20, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


BOE to vote on budget, honor Mathews

Newton County Board of Education members will hold a combined work session and board meeting June 25 at which they're expected to approve the final budget for the 2013-14 school year and honor outgoing superintendent Gary Mathews.

June 20, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Peachtree Academy hosts music camp

Parents whose children are looking to learn more about music or brush up on their musical skills have the opportunity to do so during a music camp at Peachtree Academy next week.

June 20, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


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