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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


Four NCSS schools named 2017 National Beta Schools of Merit

COVINGTON, Ga. - The National Beta Club has announced that four Newton County School System (NCSS) schools have achieved 2017 National Beta School of Merit status ...

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Jené Moore balances dance and school

COVINGTON, Ga. - Jené Moore will be entering the seventh grade this fall. However, she is also a busy professional dancer. In pursuit of her career ...

June 19, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Derrick Henry graduates from The Citadel

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Derrick Henry recently graduated from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. In doing so, he joined ...

June 19, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


AKA Chi Tau Omega Chapter awards scholarships

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Chi Tau Omega Chapter, which serves Newton and Rockdale County recently awarded scholarships to deserving high school seniors.

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


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George Walton students earn arts accolades

Literary art winners: George Walton Academy students earned multiple honors at the Georgia Perimeter College High School Literary Arts competition on April 15, and the school was named Outstanding High School.

April 27, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Alcovy senior wins Gates scholarship

Alcovy High School senior Arie Smith has accomplished something that only 999 other students in the county have, she has been named a Gates Millennium Scholar, awarding her up to $500,000 for her college education.

April 26, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Piedmont honor roll

PIEDMONT ACADEMY HONOR ROLL – 3rd QUARTER – APRIL 2011

April 26, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Local student wins scholarship

Award winner: Covington resident Alyson Davis was recognized at the University of Georgia's Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources' 2011 Spring Awards Banquet on April 14 as the recipient of the new professional Forestry Alumni Scholarship. She is the daughter of Frank and Debbie Davis. Davis (second from right) is pictured with fellow award winners (l-r) Cody Seagraves, Ethan Robertson, Katie Partrick and John Rossow. Scholarship representative Scott Jones is pictured in the center.

April 23, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Students give grants to non-profits

Montessori School of Covington middle school students, in conjunction with the Newton Fund of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, are awarding $1,100 in grants to three Newton County nonprofit organizations at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 29.

April 23, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Newton Band earns superior ratings

Four small ensembles from the Newton High School Concert Band earned superior ratings in the Georgia Music Educators Association Solo/ Ensemble Festival on April 16.

April 23, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Middle Ridge special ed teacher a Class Act Award

Marnie Seber is a Class Act, and she has the award to prove it.

April 23, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


College honor

Mr. ABAC: Ronnie Few, of Covington, was one of 19 competitors for the title of Mr. ABAC at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton. Few, the son of Barry and Gloria Few, is a freshman majoring in diversified agriculture.

April 22, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Egg-citing history

Students in Elizabeth Davis' eighth grade social studies class at Piedmont Academy recently made dioramas depicting famous Americans from hollowed-out eggs. The students decorated a shoe box to correspond with their character and made the "person" from the eggshell. Dioramas included projects completed by Parker Kelly, General Sherman; Payden Cantera, Crazy Horse; Joseph Hardin, Adolf Hitler; Zach Beggs, Martin Luther King, Jr.; Hunter Knox, General Custer; Gaven Edge, Blackbeard; Luke Andrews, Jose' Marti; Jacob Bowers, Andrew Carnegie; Joshua Williams, Jefferson Davis; and Summer Jarrard, Ella Bird.

April 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Special Olympics needs volunteers

Newton County's Special Olympics are searching for volunteers for the annual spring games, to be held May 3-4 at Sharp Stadium.

April 21, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Eastside student set for state council

Bryant Johnson, a sophomore at Eastside High School, is one of 50 students from across the state selected to participate in the Georgia School Superintendent's Student Advisory Council. The advisory council will meet to discuss decisions made at the state level that affect students.

April 21, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Operation Cookie Drop

The Academy of Liberal Arts at Newton High School, in association with Girl Scout Brownie Troop 11556 and the Newton High School Marine Corp Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp collected donations of Girl Scout Cookies and other necessities to be sent to our troops serving abroad. The care packages will include cookies, handmade cards from the Brownies, letters from the Newton High School Marine Corps Junior Rerserve Officer Training Corp, chap stick, sun block, energy bars and a variety of other toiletries.

On March 24, representatives from the Brownie Troop, the Academy of Liberal Arts, Newton High School, and the ...

April 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Mathews advises against pre-k cuts

Pre-kindergarten was scheduled to see changes in Newton County following a March decision by Governor Nathan Deal to shorten the school year for those students, but Superintendent Gary Mathews has advised against cutting in Pre-K, and most board members seem to agree that although the county is facing tough financial times, it is too important for those students to cut the program at all.

April 17, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Relay for Life

East Newton Elementary students have collected $95 for the Big Wheel Drivers Relay for Life team, and their bus driver, Peggy Fuller. The 2011 Relay For Life of Newton County event will be held April 29 at The Church of Covington. There are 64 teams involved in the local American Cancer Society fundraiser effort.

April 17, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Scholarship offer for foster children

The Mary Ware Scholarship Fund, formed in memory of Mary Ware because of her love of children in need, provides financial grants to "at risk" Georgia High School graduates who demonstrate strong financial need and aspire to attend one of Georgia's many institutions for higher learning or continuing education.

April 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


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