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GSU celebrates Earth Day

Georgia State University's Newton Campus celebrated Earth Day April 20 by bringing in vendors and exhibitors from all over Newton County, including a beekeeper ...

April 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Fairview Elementary excited about its Little Free Libraries

"This class believes that time spent reading is time well spent," Jan Hudson, fourth grade teacher for Fairview Elementary School, said.

April 21, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


BOE hires new Indian Creek principal

COVINGTON, Ga - Swade Huff will become Indian Creek Middle School's new principal starting July 10. He will replace Renee Mallard who is leaving at ...

April 13, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Flint Hill Elementary School removed from State Focus School List

The Georgia Department of Education (DOE) has announced that Flint Hill Elementary School (FHES) has met the exit criteria and is no longer on the ...

April 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Local Students on the Dean’s and President's Lists at Presbyterian College

One local student from Covington, Musashi Briem, earned a 3.30 GPA and the honor of the Dean's List at Presbyterian College for the ...

April 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS elementary students win 2017 Young Georgia Authors Regional Writing Competition

The Newton County School System (NCSS) is pleased to announce that three NCSS elementary school students won first place at the 2017 Griffin RESA Regional ...

March 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Oxford sophomores honor fallen students

The 2017 sophomore class of Oxford College honored two members of the Oxford community by naming a room in Candler Hall after them March 29.

March 31, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


Newton High School principal announces resignation

Newton High School principal John Ellenberg has announced his resignation, effective at the end of the school year.

March 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Education


Legislators seek to give BOE authority to set salaries

Newton County's four legislators could not come to a unanimous yes or no decision about the Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education ...

March 24, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Ready Mix USA donates Cement-Mixing Truck to GPTC

Ready Mix USA signed over a cement mixing truck to Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) for its Regional Transportation Training Center in Lithonia. The truck ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


GPTC's DeKalb campus back open after power loss

Georgia Piedmont Technical College's (GPTC) DeKalb Campus, on North Indian Creek Drive, is back open Thursday, March 23, after a complete loss of power ...

March 23, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


Oxford College holds disaster drill

If you saw fire trucks, police cars and medic units on the campus of Oxford College Tuesday morning, don't be alarmed. It was just ...

March 21, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Education


NHS Senior Molly Cady earns full-tuition Posse Scholarship to Brandeis University

Unlike most students, college loans won't be too much of a worry for Newton High School (NHS) senior Molly Cady, who recently learned that ...

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Critters help promote science at Oxford College

About 200 people came to learn about science as well as to see and touch the animals at Oxford College of Emory University's "critter ...

March 20, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Community model for fighting poverty presented

Donna Beegle grew up, married, and started a family in extreme poverty. In her mid-twenties, she was single mother worried about becoming homeless and losing ...

March 20, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


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Superintendent to announce tentative cuts Monday

Newton County School Superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews is set to release a list of tentative cuts to the 2011-2012 budget at 5 p.m. Monday afternoon. With the Newton County School System facing at least $9 million in budget reductions for the 2011-2012 school year, it is inevitable that cuts will have to be made and Mathews has warned that more may be necessary.

January 09, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Mathews discusses cost of running schools

With the beginning of budget cut discussions looming for Newton County Schools, officials are hustling to figure out how to make $9 million in reductions for the 2011-2012 school year while still keeping enough money in the budget to operate the schools every day.

January 07, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Fairview, Clements, Heard-Mixon earn state awards

Three Newton County schools, Fairview Theme School, Clements Theme School, and Heard-Mixon Elementary School, have been recognized by the Governor's Office of Student Achievement for being in the top percent of schools in the state with the greatest improvement on the Criterion Reference Competency Tests (CRCT).

January 05, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Dr. Linda Hayden to retire

Dr. Linda Hayden, Newton County School System's Associate Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment, has announced her plans to retire the end of June.

January 05, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Theme school to expand, move

Newton County's theme school for the next school year is getting a new name and home: Newton County Theme School at Ficquett.

January 05, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Perimeter names new vice president

Longtime Georgia Perimeter College employee Clarence Alan Jackson has been named vice president of academic affairs.

January 04, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Perimeter welcomes high school students

The student body seems to be getting younger at Georgia Perimeter College recently, as more high school students are enrolling in its dual enrollment program to achieve a two-year degree before graduating high school.

December 30, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Education


Superintendent readies $9 million in cuts

With the Newton County School System facing at least $9 million in budget reductions for the 2011-2012 school year, it was inevitable that cuts will have to be made. Superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews is set to release a list of these potential cuts on Jan. 10 and has warned that more may be necessary.

December 19, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Board approves elementary rezonings

The Newton County Board of Education voted 3-2 on Tuesday to accept proposed rezoning of elementary schools but postponed a vote on its middle school feeder schedule after some parents voiced concerns that their students may have switch schools next year.

December 17, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Victorian Christmas at Indian Creek

Back in time: Indian Creek Middle School students took a trip back in time to visit the Victorian era Thursday afternoon. The students, who had been studying the historic culture, were encouraged to dress the part as they sampled foods the ladies and gentlemen would have snacked on, made holiday crafts and ended the day with games.

December 17, 2010 | Brittany Thomas | Education


Shows of the season

Piedmont Academy held its elementary Christmas program on Dec. 9 under the direction of music teacher, April Allen. Backdrops for the program were constructed and painted by the cast and crew of the high school's One Act Play.

December 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Outgoing education board members honored

Fond farewell: The Newton County School System held a reception on Tueday honoring outgoing board of education members. District 1 Representative Johnny Smith has served one full term and half of a term left open by the death of Richard Tiede. District 3 Representative Cathy Dobbs has served two full terms and Greg Proffitt has served as the District 5 representative since Dr. C.C. Bates left the seat in June. (Above) Dobbs speaks with Alcovy High School Principal Dr. LaQuanda Brown. (Left) Smith hugs former board member Dr. C.C. Bates.

December 15, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


School Board won't move Palmer-Stone name to new elementary

The Newton County Board of Education voted 3-2 on Tuesday to not name the new elementary school Palmer-Stone, listening to the reasoning of several Oxford residents who argued that the name should remain in the city because of its historical importance.

December 14, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Fairview students encourage recycling

Helping the Earth: Alayna Jones (left), Rahim Zareef (center) and Hailey Harrison (right) from the "Community Service Club" at Fairview Theme School, recycle aluminum cans as part of the school wide program to encourage recycling. Students are recycling aluminum and tin cans, toner and ink cartridges, paper and drink pouches to help reduce the impact of waste on the environment.

December 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Indian Creek students help orphans at Christmas

Members of Indian Creek Middle School's Couture Club are learning the true meaning of giving this Christmas, by "adopting" 21 children in a Liberian orphanage.

December 12, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


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