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.
Students at Oxford College of Emory University are seeking volunteers, sponsors and food distribution centers for a community-wide project that will provide more than 40,000 pounds of food to the communities of Newton, Rockdale and Walton counties.
Parents won't have to wonder about what school their children will attend next school year as schools will not be rezoned for the 2013-2014 academic year.
As people drive through the small city of Porterdale to get to and from the city of Covington and to their homes and businesses within the county, they may not realize that the city - which was one of several booming mill towns in Georgia for much of the early 1900's - is home to the historic black community of Rosehill.
The Kiwanis Club of Covington honored the Newton County School System's 2013 Student Teacher Achievement Recognition teachers and students at its meeting Thursday.
Furniture and equipment will soon be on the way for the new replacement Newton High School as the Newton County Board of Education unanimously approved at its Tuesday board meeting purchasing items for the school, which is currently under construction.
Residents can learn more about the county's proposed education SPLOST by attending a forum Tuesday, which will discuss pros and cons of renewing the extra 1 percent of sales tax, which is used to boost the Newton County School System's budget.
Brides and their wedding entourage are invited to walk down the aisle to find perfect vendors for their big day, win a number of blissful prizes and finalize the details of their wedding during a bridal fair in Conyers this weekend.
Citizens gathered at the historic courthouse on Saturday afternoon to hear about the March on Washington and the Emancipation Proclamation and were moved by inspirational poems and interpretive dance as a part of a black history celebration.
Newton County residents had another chance to give feedback and have their questions answered about the Salem Overlay District project at a final informational meeting on the project.
Several concerns are being raised about suggested revisions to the county's firearms discharge ordinance and the Newton County Board of Commissioners has responded to the community's anxieties about the proposed new ordinance.
Alcovy, Eastside and Newton high schools have been named AP Honor Schools by Georgia School Superintendent John Barge and the achievement has school officials encouraging the importance of advanced placement classes in order for college preparation.
Sheriff Ezell Brown wants to update the county's ordinance which regulates discharging firearms due to an increasing number of residents and safety concerns.
The community has the chance to listen to history as speakers discuss their experiences during the Civil Rights movement in Covington this weekend.
Rising Son Christian Church invites the community to attend its Men's Day and Black History Program.
The Covington City Council welcomed its new city manager Monday, approved new speed limits for two neighborhoods, donated a vehicle to the Newton County College and Career Academy and took another step toward having a compressed natural gas fueling facility.