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Ribbity Ribbitz Embroidery supports Newton County Theme School PTO

COVINGTON, Ga. - Ribbity Ribbitz Embroidery, a longtime partner in education with Newton County Theme School (NCTS), recently presented principal Dr. Naomi Cobb and school PTO ...

August 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

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Georgia company gets $4.4M for electric school buses

FORT VALLEY, Ga. (AP) - A Central Georgia bus manufacturer has received $4.4 million from the federal government to develop a zero-emission, vehicle-to-grid electric school bus.

January 30, 2017 | Associated Press | State

City receives calls regarding proposed vinyl ban

The Covington City Council broached a list of discussion topics during its called work session Tuesday night that lasted nearly four hours.

November 01, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

NCSS denied request for waiver of 2017 Milestones Assessment System

Newton County School Superintendent (NCSS) Samantha Fuhrey received a letter from Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods denying her request for a waiver of the 2017 Georgia Milestones Assessment in grades third through eighth.

October 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Local

Brooks draws satisfaction from original graphic novels

For those with arachnophobia, Brett Brooks has a three book series that might appeal: "How to Kill a Spider," a three part "killology." [See side bar, "Porterdale artist releases game based on graphic novels."]

August 29, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Local

Glenn R. Conley

Glenn R. Conley died June 12, 2016 of complications from an auto accident several years ago.

July 01, 2016 | Staff Report | Obituaries

For Covington stunt coordinators, it’s never a relaxing day at work

They've been thrown out of trailers, dropped out of helicopters, tossed over cars, fallen off clock towers, swallowed by alligators and been set on fire.

April 25, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Local

High school student raising funds to build electric Beetle

If Grayson Eady reaches his goal, in just more than three years, he'll be driving an electric car north to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

April 09, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Local

New clothing boutique to open on Square

Words tumble out of Tiffany Miller's mouth as she talks about relocating Sweet River Boutique to Covington's Downtown Square. Her partner and fiancé Bill Bates is a bit more laconic, but it's obvious he shares the excitement.

March 01, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Local

The important retirement question

When you retire, how long do you want your retirement income to last?

February 28, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business

4-H’er builds prosthetic hands

If you're looking for 11-year-old home school seventh grader Croswell "CJ" Harris, you can often find him in the basement.

December 13, 2015 | Terri Kimble | Local

Obama to sign education law rewrite; power shift to states

WASHINGTON (AP) - With his signature Thursday, President Barack Obama is setting the nation's public schools on a sweeping new course of accountability that will change the way teachers are evaluated and how the poorest performing schools are pushed to improve.

December 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

New guidelines to protect historic village

Porterdale has the only remaining intact mill village in Georgia.

November 14, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale

Guidelines created to protect historic charm of village

Porterdale has the only remaining intact mill village in Georgia.

November 14, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale

Snapping Shoals awards $15,000 in grants

Snapping Shoals EMC awarded $15,000 in grants to 21 projects in Newton County through the co-op's Bright Ideas program. The grants, which are allocated from unclaimed capital credit funds, are designed to help teachers who wish to extend educational opportunities and activities for students by developing student interests and abilities.

October 24, 2015 | Staff Report | Local

Enter the Dragon Con: Fans celebrate love of story, imagination at sci-fi/fantasy convention

It's kind of a big deal.

August 25, 2015 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

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