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.
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.
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.
A man who went into cardiac arrest while driving near Walmart on Industrial Boulevard Monday is recuperating after a Covington police officer, an off-duty Newton County Sheriff's deputy, and a nurse from an Atlanta hospital helped to revive him after an accident.
Cellphone reception for Verizon customers in Oxford and the surrounding communities may get a little better, as the city and company are in negotiations about adding an antenna to the city's water tower, which may boost Verizon cellphone signals in the area.
After a tornado touched down in Mansfield in April, leaving several homes and businesses damaged, the small town was left to pick up the pieces. On Saturday, the community gathered to continue doing just that as the Mansfield Women's Club hosted an Open Car Show and Chili Cook-off to raise money for the victims.
Jousting, castles and tricksters are usually not thought of while attending Vacation Bible School, but they will all be a part of this year's VBS presentation, " Kingdom Chronicles: Standing Strong in the Batt for Truth," at First Baptist Church of Covington next week.
Efforts to move an entire high school are continuing as the staff and faculty at Newton High School continue to pack and transfer items from their old school building to the new Newton High that will open in August.
Two plus two doesn't equal four anymore. At least that's what Susan Hale, a nontraditional college student, believes now that she has gone back to school to finish her college degree with hopes of becoming a dental hygienist.