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Monks begin work on mandala in Oxford

Tibetan Buddhist monk artists from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta started work on a sand mandala at the Oxford College Library Monday.

February 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Education


Sand mandala on display at Oxford College

Seven monk artists from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta will construct a sand mandala painting in the Oxford College Library over the course of ...

February 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS announces 2017 Valedictorians, Salutatorians

Newton County School System announced its highest-ranked students of the graduating class of 2017 this week, including the announcement of each high school's valedictorian ...

February 19, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


Study: Big data helps struggling college students graduate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Getting through college isn't easy, and it can be even harder for low-income and first generation students with few support resources. A ...

February 18, 2017 | Maria Danilova Associated Press | Education


Georgia's Teacher of the Year didn't plan to be a teacher

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Georgia's 2017 Teacher of the Year didn't plan to be a teacher, but he is urging everyone in the state ...

February 18, 2017 | Mark Rice The Ledger-Enquirer | Education


NCSS, Kiwanis Club of Covington announce 2017 STAR Students, STAR Teachers

Staff Reports

February 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Historic Partnership Announced between Georgia Piedmont Technical College, Clark Atlanta University

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) and Clark Atlanta University (CAU) have agreed to launch a historic partnership to expand postsecondary educational opportunities, strengthen academic rigor ...

February 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Additional advisers help keep students on track

Students at Georgia State University's Perimeter College are receiving added attention, thanks to the hiring of 30 new academic advisers.

February 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Georgia State-Newton’s Daffodil Festival coming

On Valentine's Day, Sallie Paschal, mathematics professor at the Newton Campus of Georgia State University, led an informal "daffodil walk." The walk served as ...

February 16, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


NCSS sets the stage to address poverty in Newton County

The Newton County School System (NCSS) sponsored the first of two poverty awareness sessions Feb. 14. Anyone interested in learning more about poverty in the ...

February 16, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Law Enforcement Academy tries to bridge communication gap

The Law Enforcement Academy (LEA) of Georgia Piedmont Technical College(GPTC) hosted its second week-long session designed to train working police officers in the art ...

February 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Piedmont Academy offers option for Newton County students

Seventy-four Newton County children are enrolled at Piedmont Academy, Monticello this year. That number represents 26 percent of the 280 students studying at this area ...

February 14, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Newton County Theme School announces 2017-2018 application procedures

The Newton County Theme School opened in the fall of 2009 and pilots special features, such as the development and implementation of a program which ...

February 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County Schools celebrate birthday

According to a statement released by Samantha Fuhrey, superintendent, Newton County's first board of education (BOE) was officially formed Feb. 7, 1871.

February 09, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


BOE members to ask for salary increase

At its Feb. 7 meeting, the Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education (BOE) debated and then approved a resolution aimed at raising the ...

February 09, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


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Graduation rate surpasses state average

The Newton County School System continues to surpass Georgia's average graduation rate, with 84.2 percent of county seniors graduating in 2010, compared to 80.8 percent of seniors statewide, according to information released on Tuesday. Newton County has also continued to post yearly increases in its graduation rate for all students.

October 27, 2010 | | Education


Trip on the Tribulation Trail

Piedmont Academy's Fellowship of Christian Athletes attended "Tribulation Trail" in Stockbridge on Oct. 15. The dramatic, biblical presentation began in 1992 and is sponsored by several community churches in the area. The group walked through tiki-lantern lit paths through the woods to experience journeys based on the Bible's book of Revelations.

October 27, 2010 | | Education


R.L. Cousins alumni celebrate 45th reunion

The R.L. Cousins class of 1965 celebrated their 45th reunion with activities from Sept. 17-19.

October 24, 2010 | | Education


NCSS saved over $9 million with QSCB program

The Newton County Board of Education will save $9.7 million over several years and get a rebate every six months through its participation in the Qualified School Construction Bond Program, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

"We estimate had you sold regular tax exempt bonds your interest cost would have been $9.7 million over the life of the bonds," said Bryce W. Holcomb Jr., director of the public finance department of Citigroup in Atlanta.

October 22, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Nick Collins resigns from NCSS

Nick Collins, the former head football coach for Newton High School, has resigned from the school system. The Newton County Board of Education voted to accept his resignation at Tuesday's meeting.

Collins was involved in an incident in August involving Felicia Jackson, the president of the team's booster club, and her juvenile son, a player on the team. According to an incident report from the Newton County Sheriff's Office, a meeting between Collins and Jackson became heated and as a result of that, her son quit the team and threw his gear near Collins. At that point ...

October 22, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Cousins and Indian Creek Middle schools make AYP after CRCT retests

According to information just released by the Georgia Department of Education (GDOE), after

October 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


GPC reaches out to Hispanic students

In an effort to enhance diversity of students in higher education, Georgia Perimeter College recruiter Eric Cuevas works with the college's Hispanic Outreach program to reach out to the underserved students of the Hispanic population.

October 15, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Education


Piedmont Academy Homecoming

The first freshman representative was Amberly Moseley, daughter of John and Canessa Moseley of Covington. The second freshman representative was Lynne Marie Edwards, the daughter of Keith and Stephanie Edwards of Covington. Sophomore representatives included Lucy Strickland and Brittnee Phillips. Miss Strickland is the daughter of David and Beck Strickland of Covington. Miss Phillips is the daughter of Don and Shirley Harkins of Monticello. The junior class was represented by Leigh Hicks, the daughter of Frankie and Holly Hicks of Porterdale. The second junior representative was Savannah Holifield, the daughter of Booker and Jennifer Holifield of Mansfield. Completing the court ...

October 15, 2010 | | Education


Fairview to host literacy picnic event

Come celebrate literacy Friday, Oct. 29, on The Square in Covington. Fairview Theme School will be hosting a literacy picnic for students and their families. Bring a picnic dinner, a blanket or chairs, a book to read and wear your Fairview T-shirts. Picnic hours will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mollie Melvin, from the Learning Center, will speak about literacy and the importance of reading. There will also be a special guest reader.

October 13, 2010 | | Education


Livingston Elementary announces September students of the month

Livingston Elementary School has announced its students of the month.

October 13, 2010 | | Education


Alcovy High School Homecoming

Chelsea Lewis was crowned Homecoming Queen on Friday night.

October 09, 2010 | | Education


September Students of the Month

Livingston Elementary School announces its Students of the Month for September.

October 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Piedmont Academy Middle School Homecoming

Representing the middle school for sixth grade was Madison Burnham, daughter of Carl and Stephanie Burnham of Conyers. For seventh grade, Haley Tyler, daughter of Jim and Laura Tyler of Monticello and Bridgette Phillips, daughter of Don and Shirley Harkins of Monticello. Eighth grade was represented by JaDe' Padgett, daughter of Wendy Cawthon and Ron Padgett of Jackson; Abby Hyde, daughter of Dennis and Jeana Hyde of Mansfield; and Cheyenne Galloway, daughter of Brent and Beth Galloway of Monticello. (Left) 2008 Homecoming Queen Sage Fuller crowned Cheyenne Galloway as queen for 2010.

October 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


GPC produces classic, “A Raisin in the Sun”

The drama "A Raisin in the Sun" opens Wednesday in The Studio Building 1, Room 2100, of the Georgia Perimeter College Newton Campus, 239 Cedar Lane, Covington.

October 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Future firefighters

Junior firefighters: To prepare for "Fire Prevention Week" during the week of Oct. 3-9, Piedmont Academy students in pre-school and kindergarten had a special visit by the Jasper County Fire Department on Tuesday. The firefighter explained the importance of having a family fire safety plan, what to do if their home were to catch on fire and who to call, as well as "stop, drop and roll." The firefighter was dressed in their fireman's suit for the students and explained all the "bells and whistles" associated with their attire along with the tools they use to fight a fire ...

October 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


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