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Local student heads to Quantico for FBI training

COVINGTON, Ga. - Eastside High School Junior Rebekah Stowe will travel to Quantico, Virginia later this month to represent Georgia at the Federal Bureau of Investigations ...

June 13, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


Parents of 5-year-old who died in playground accident file lawsuit

COVINGTON, Ga. - The parents of Andrea Tyrah DeBruhl have filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Newton County Superior Court against the county's board of ...

June 13, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Education


Clydia Newell to be Porterdale Elementary principal

COVINGTON, Ga. - Clydia Newell will be the new principal at Porterdale Elementary School starting July 10. She was appointed by the Newton County School System ...

June 13, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Local student recognized at LaGrange College commencement

Daniel Garrett of Covington, Georgia, graduated Summa Cum Laude from LaGrange College with a B.A. Degree, History and a B.A. Degree, political science.

June 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Montessori School students raise funds through reading

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Montessori School of Covington's Lower Elementary Class wanted to participate in a community service project this year. They chose to have ...

June 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Brady Marbut to go to Washington

COVINGTON, Ga. - Brady Marbut, a seventh-grade student at Cousins Middle School, is going to Washington, DC this weekend. There he will participate in a five-day ...

June 09, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Peachtree Academy stresses importance of physical fitness

Just recently Peachtree Academy's baseball and tennis teams earned state championship titles.

June 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS Students Participate in GMEA District IV Honor Band

Newton County School System students were out in full force recently representing the school district in the Georgia Music Educator Association's 2017 District IV ...

June 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Letters home from Alcovy High’s future educators

Students in Alcovy High School's Teaching as a Profession program recently went on a field trip to visit Northern Michigan University's (NMU's ...

June 04, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Patsy Hinton introduced as Providence Head of School

Distinctively qualified to lead Providence Classical Christian School, Mrs. Patsy Hinton comes with an extensive background in classical education. She has served in education for ...

May 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Local students graduate from Andrew College

The following students graduated Saturday, May 6 at Andrew College's Commencement Exercises.

May 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS Superintendent accepting applications for Student Advisory Council

COVINGTON, Ga. - Newton County School Superintendent (NCSS) Samantha Fuhrey is currently accepting applications for openings on her Student Advisory Council for the 2017-2018 school year ...

May 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Myra Frady and a campus built for learning

OXFORD, Ga. - Myra Frady is a builder. During her 28-year career as a teacher and administrator at Oxford College of Emory University, she has helped ...

May 28, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


PHOTO GALLERY: Eastside Class of 2017 graduates

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

May 27, 2017 | Darrell Everidge | Education


PHOTO GALLERY: Newton Class of 2017 graduates

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

May 27, 2017 | Darrell Everidge | Education


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Students bound for Los Angeles

A little bit of Covington will be in Los Angeles this June.

May 18, 2011 | AJ Archer | Education


Tentative budget approved by BOE

The Newton County School Board approved a tentative budget for the 2011-12 school year at their meeting.

May 17, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Graduation tests to be phased out

The Georgia graduation test will be a thing of the past beginning next year after state school superintendent John Barge announced a plan to phase out the tests.

May 15, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


JROTC essay and achievement winners honored

The annual JROTC awards ceremony was held on Thursday, March 24, at Golden Fleece Masonic Lodge No. 6.

May 14, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Pre-k days not cut for 2012 year

While the state has cut pre-kindergarten funding for next year by 20 days, Newton County will continue to offer pre-kindergarten for a full academic career in 2011-12.

May 13, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Honoring dedication

School retirements: Barbara Smith, a kindergarten and EIP teacher at Porterdale Elementary School, will retire this year after 30 years of service. Marion Chapman, a media paraprofessional at Porterdale Elementary School, will retire this year after 35 years of service. There will be a reception honoring the two in the school cafeteria from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

May 13, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Perimeter can offer bachelor's degrees

Georgia Perimeter College has been reclassified as a state college from a two-year college, a change that will allow Perimeter to offer two bachelor's degree programs.

May 12, 2011 | By Adam Waldorf Special to The News | Education


April Students of the Month

Livingston Elementary School announces its students of the month for April.

May 12, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Newton to continue full-year pre-k

Newton County will continue to have pre-kindergarten for a full academic career in 2011-12, despite Governor Nathan Deal cutting the program by 20 days in March.

May 11, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Students help statewide effort

Cicada collectors: Third graders at Piedmont Academy participated in a statewide survey by collecting cicada specimens at the request of the University of Georgia Natural History Museum in Athens. The locusts were shipped last week to Athens. Since this a one-time event every 13 years, the university is charting the locations of the insects.

To participate in the survey, collect six to 12 of the insects, date the container, give the address of the collection site, and freeze the specimens overnight. Prior to shipment, wrap the insects individually in tissue. Ship the insects to Dr. Cecil Smith, UGA, 178 Natural ...

May 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


SRG Global rewards two students

Two Covington teens have earned college scholarships from SRG Global, a Guardian company, through the Guardian Industries Educational Foundation.

May 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Oxford College class of 2011

Graduation: Oxford College held it's Spring 2011 commencement on Saturday morning. This graduating class was the 166th graduating class.

May 07, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Farm Bureau names essay winner

Morgan Tillman, an eighth grade student at Piedmont Academy, was recently honored by winning the district essay contest for Georgia Farm Bureau. The middle school essay contest is an opportunity for Georgia Farm Bureau to reach out to young people about the importance of agriculture.

May 06, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Perimeter College releases documents

Georgia Perimeter College administrators are seeking to resolve complaints filed against its student government association and the school for violation of state open records and meeting requirements.

May 06, 2011 | Sabastian Wee | Education


Newton High teacher honored

Kristina Collins of Newton High School has earned the Mary Frazier Equity and Excellence Award from the Georgia Association for Gifted Children.

This award is in honor of Mary Frazier (1938-2005), late past president of National Association for Gifted Children and pioneer for changed laws and procedures that has tripled the inclusion of African-American and quadrupled Hispanic student identification for the gifted program for the state of Georgia alone. Kristina Collins is the third person to ever receive this award, according to a release.

May 05, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


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