The Newton County Board of Education announced Tuesday that Dr. Craig Lockhart will be the next principal of Newton High School and will start Oct. 18. Lockhart is currently with the Bibb County School System as an associate superintendent of support services.
Amy Chambers of Covington received her Master of Education from Western Governors University. The online-non-profit university awarded over 200 graduate degrees at its semi-annual commencement ceremony held in Salt Lake City July 17.
The Newton County Board of Education is expected to approve a recommendation at their Tuesday meeting to apply for more than $29 million from the state to assist in the construction of a replacement high school for Newton High.
Several Newton County school's have received thousands of dollars in grant money - and are hoping to receive more - to help with improving instruction, equipment and facilities for career, technical and agriculture (CTAE) programs.
Despite a weakened economy, enrollment is up at Oxford College this year, while the number of students at Georgia Perimeter College's Newton campus has declined this year, as has the number of students attending public school in Newton County since this time last year.
The Newton County Board of Education will meet at 7 tonight for their regular monthly work session. According to the agenda, the board will discuss its non-negotiable goals for the school system and the acceptance of the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant.
Stories from that fateful day: Dawn Robinson, a survivor of the attacks on the World Trade Centers on Sept. 11, 2001, spoke to students at Cousins Middle School during their "Day of Remembrance" program Friday morning. She told students of her experience that day, when she was on the 61st floor of the Two World Trade Center Tower when the attacks began. Originally from Atlanta, Robinson was working as an Associate Vice President and Program Development Specialist for Morgan Stanley in 2001. She now resides in Arizona and tours throughout the nation in full-time Evangelistic Ministry.
It's been less than two weeks after the shocking resignation of popular Newton High School Principal Dr. Roderick Sams, and the school system is confident they can find his replacement by the end of the month amid the batch of hopefuls that have applied for the position.
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp visited Cousins Middle School Wednesday morning to discuss state government, as part of an effort to expand children's horizons without the benefit of field trips.