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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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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


Schools unlikely to meet AYP this year

Predictions are in from the U.S. Department of Education, and it's likely that Newton County may be one of the projected 83 percent of American public schools that does not meet Adequate Yearly Progress this year, something that could cost the system $350,000.

April 15, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Career Academy to open early at Alcovy

The highly anticipated Newton College and Career Academy will be opening its doors much sooner than originally anticipated. Instead of January 2012, the school will open in August, at the beginning of the 2011-12 school year. The only glitch? The academy will start out at Alcovy High School.

April 12, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Piedmont sees New York

Washington and New York were stops for a group of students from Piedmont Academy earlier in April.

April 12, 2011 | Special to The News | Education


School paper files complaint against GPC

The Collegian campus newspaper has filed complaints against the administration of Georgia Perimeter College over apparent Georgia Open Records Act violations.

April 09, 2011 | Sabastian Wee | Education


The Chorus Children

Superstars: Newton County residents Isabelle Rogers and Davis Brooks participated in the American Choral Director's Association National Children's Honor Choir in Chicago on March 9 - 12. They were among 280 students who were selected from more than 1,000 who auditioned nationwide.

April 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Local JROTC honored

Top honors: The East Side Scottish Rite honored JROTC students at their March 24 meeting held at the Golden Fleece Masonic Lodge, No. 6.

April 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


DeKalb Tech adopts new name

DeKalb Technical College is getting a new name: Georgia Piedmont Technical College.

April 07, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Bond program allows Newton schools to buy buses

A bond program designed to reimburse school systems for the purchase of new buses will allow Newton County to have six new buses in their fleet soon.

April 07, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Bridge Builders

Construction site: Students in Mr. Ralph Hickman's Robotics Club recently completed a wooden walkway between two playground areas. Since completion of the bridge, the students have enjoyed traveling from one section to another but the area is becoming more of a performance stage for skits and musicals. The students are thoroughly enjoying the new playground and especially on warm, sunny days. Pictured: Back row: Builders Dylan Hedrick, Alex Parish and Tanner Quinn. Front row: Taking a quick break from their performance are Blakely Arp, Lauren Moseley, Grayson Bradley and Anne Marie Hildebrant.

April 06, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Eastside academic team soars

Long hours of practice and monthly competitions paid off this weekend for Eastside High School's academic team as it took top honors on Saturday in AAA in the Georgia Academic Team Association State Championship Tournament.

March 31, 2011 | Tharon Giddens | Education


Teachers receive mini-grants

The Newton County School System has announced the inaugural recipients of the Newton Education Foundation's Classroom mini-grants.

March 29, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


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