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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


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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


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


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