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Three Ring Studios announces scholarship exclusively for Newton, Rockdale

COVINGTON, Ga. - Rahim Charania, president of Three Ring Studios (TRS), announced a special scholarship, exclusively for students in Newton and Rockdale County to attend Georgia ...

July 22, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


Summertime is school and college construction time

COVINGTON, Ga. - It happens every year. Summertime, when the students are mostly away, is a time ripe for renovation and construction projects on school and ...

July 16, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Georgia Piedmont Technical College students awarded medals

Georgia Piedmont Technical College students were big winners during the 53rd Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference held recently in Louisville, Kentucky. More ...

July 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Oxford’s Robert Hight graduates from Tulane University

NEW ORLEANS, LA - Tulane University awarded degrees to nearly 2,800 graduates on May 20 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Local student, Robert ...

July 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Concealed handguns allowed at local public colleges

COVINGTON, Ga. - As of July 1 weapons carry license holders may carry concealed handguns in certain places on public college campuses. License holders are responsible ...

July 09, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Providence Classical Christian School under new leadership

OXFORD, Ga. - The Providence Classical Christian School (PCCS), established in 2005, is located on the northern outskirts of Oxford. It is one of only 250 ...

July 09, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


NCSS announces public hearings regarding FY 18 budget, millage rate

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County Board of Education has adopted a 2017-2018 budget based on a total millage rate of 20.00 mills: 20.00 ...

July 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Students opt for summer classes to get ahead

COVINGTON, Ga. - School's out for summer. But not for college students who want to get ahead quickly in their studies.

July 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Georgia Piedmont Technical College Welcomes New Dean of Arts & Sciences, Dr. Dale Burgess

Dr. Dale Burgess, a seasoned administrator and talented instructor, has been tapped to serve as Georgia Piedmont Technical College's Dean of Arts & Sciences. His ...

July 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


BOE approves 2017-2018 budget

COVINGTON, Ga. - At its June 27 meeting, the Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education (BOE) adopted a budget for the 2017-2018 year.

June 30, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


GPTC announces Advanced Manufacturing Lab roll-out

COVINGTON, Ga. - Monday, before a packed room of invited guests, Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) officially announced the roll-out of its new Advanced Manufacturing Lab.

June 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


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Several decades of principals from Ficquett honored

Principals, past and present: Several decades of leaders from Ficquett Elementary School were honored recently with plaques. Those plaques will be hung in their honor in the school, which next year will become Newton County Theme School at Ficquett. Pictured from left are: Dr. Naomi Cobb (2010-2011); Miriam Wilkins (2006-2010); Beverly Copeland (2002-2006); Louise Adams (1981-1995); and Dan M. Digby (1974-1981). Other principals to serve the school were George B. Hutchinson (1957-1969) (deceased); Dr. Eugene D. Whatley (969-1973) Grace Thompson (1973-1974) (deceased); and Rosalie Campbell (1995-2002).

May 27, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Teacher retires after 40 years

In the last 40 years Julia Gibbons has seen a lot: The integration of an elementary school, grandchildren - and great grandchildren - and hundreds of students coming though her classroom. She's even had former students teaching alongside her. But East Newton Elementary School will have to do without their "go-to teacher" next year, because Gibbons is retiring.

May 26, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Student test scores up from 2010

Scores have been released for the 2011 Georgia High School Graduation Test, and student performance has increased from last year.

May 26, 2011 | AJ Archer | Education


High school seniors open time capsule

Five local graduating seniors got one last taste of childhood at Heard Mixon Elementary School Friday, opening a time capsule they buried seven years ago.

May 25, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Education


Piedmont Academy students graduate

Piedmont Academy honored the 25 members of its 41st senior class with a graduation ceremony Saturday in the school gym.

May 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


TIP students honored by school board

Newton County board members set aside budgetary woes Tuesday to recognize an amazing group of seventh grade students.

May 21, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Mathews a candidate for top La. education job?

Newton County School Superintendent Gary Mathews is being courted by several parties in Louisiana to return to his home state and apply for the position of state superintendent.

May 20, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


School budget to be approved in June

The Newton County School Board is set to approve the 2011-12 budget in June; a budget that is nearly $6 million less than this year's operating budget.

May 18, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


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


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