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Fairview Elementary excited about its Little Free Libraries

"This class believes that time spent reading is time well spent," Jan Hudson, fourth grade teacher for Fairview Elementary School, said.

April 21, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


BOE hires new Indian Creek principal

COVINGTON, Ga - Swade Huff will become Indian Creek Middle School's new principal starting July 10. He will replace Renee Mallard who is leaving at ...

April 13, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Flint Hill Elementary School removed from State Focus School List

The Georgia Department of Education (DOE) has announced that Flint Hill Elementary School (FHES) has met the exit criteria and is no longer on the ...

April 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Local Students on the Dean’s and President's Lists at Presbyterian College

One local student from Covington, Musashi Briem, earned a 3.30 GPA and the honor of the Dean's List at Presbyterian College for the ...

April 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS elementary students win 2017 Young Georgia Authors Regional Writing Competition

The Newton County School System (NCSS) is pleased to announce that three NCSS elementary school students won first place at the 2017 Griffin RESA Regional ...

March 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Oxford sophomores honor fallen students

The 2017 sophomore class of Oxford College honored two members of the Oxford community by naming a room in Candler Hall after them March 29.

March 31, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


Newton High School principal announces resignation

Newton High School principal John Ellenberg has announced his resignation, effective at the end of the school year.

March 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Education


Legislators seek to give BOE authority to set salaries

Newton County's four legislators could not come to a unanimous yes or no decision about the Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education ...

March 24, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Ready Mix USA donates Cement-Mixing Truck to GPTC

Ready Mix USA signed over a cement mixing truck to Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) for its Regional Transportation Training Center in Lithonia. The truck ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


GPTC's DeKalb campus back open after power loss

Georgia Piedmont Technical College's (GPTC) DeKalb Campus, on North Indian Creek Drive, is back open Thursday, March 23, after a complete loss of power ...

March 23, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


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South Salem pre-k students spend the day with Dad

Pre-k students at South Salem Elementary celebrated their fathers with Play-a-Day-Away with Dad which was held April 22. Students invited their dads, granddads, uncles and special men in their lives to play the day away at the Liberty field. The students played kickball, baseball, football, and even beat the Dads in a game of Tug-o-War! There were 31 out of 40 students families represented.

April 27, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


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


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