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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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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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