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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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High schools host summer transitioning program

Incoming freshmen will have an opportunity to familiarize themselves with high school before the school year begins on Aug. 4 by attending a summer transition program.

June 11, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Tax digest suggests more school funding

If predictions from the county's chief tax appraiser come true, the Newton County School System could see an increase of about $2 million in the 2011-12 school year.

June 10, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Newton Schools earn more than $6 million in grants since 2008

In an effort to make up some of the cuts made to the budget, the Newton County School System has been aggressively applying for grants.

June 10, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Middle Ridge vying for $20,000 prize

Help Middle Ridge Elementary School win up to $20,000 by voting for their video in the fourth annual Big Lots Lots2Give video contest.

June 09, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Celebrating Wishbone Day

Wishbone Day, an international awareness day for Osteogenesis Imperfecta, was observed at Piedmont Academy on May. 6.

May 31, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Carnes earns scholarship

Califf Carnes, a senior at Eastside High School, is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from American Legion Auxiliary Unit 32. Califf, who will attend the University of Georgia in the fall, is the great grandson of Montine and Dan Clower. Montine Clower was one of the founding members of Unit 32 and served as unit president and state president.

May 31, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


It all seems Greek to me

The Upper Elementary class of the Montessori School of Covington celebrated Greek Day recently.

May 31, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Veterans student honored

High honors: Veterans Memorial Middle School Principal James Peek honored student Hallie Mayo for A/B honor roll for the 2010-2011 school year.

May 31, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Little Piedmont graduates

Moving on up: Diplomas were given to 21 kindergarten students on Thursday at Piedmont Academy. The graduates included in the front row TJ White, Mason Owens, Dalton Wallace, Haiden Crews, Reed Wilborn, AJ Mauro. In the middle row Carson Hammock, Abigail Arnold, Buddy Fountain, Evey Kate Miller, Ben Jackson, Dakota Mosley, and Cole Clark. The back row included kindergarten teacher Julie Tucker, Caven Usry, Emily McEwen, Cain Thaxton, Emma Black, Tanner Beam, Harley McGee, Chase Tillman, Savannah Stanton, and kindergarten aide Renee' Tillman. Also pictured is teaching assistant Renee Tillman.

May 31, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


The Class of 2011 in photos

Students from Social Circle High School and Alcovy High School graduted Friday night. Newton High students graduated this morning and Eastside High held their ceremony at 4 p.m. today.

May 28, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Dean's list for Georgia College & State University

The following area residents completed courses with exemplary marks and made the President's List for spring semester 2011 from Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, announced GC President Dorothy Leland. Corby Holmes of Covington, Myranda Lyons of Covington, Kristen Osburn of Covington, Rachel Cauthen of Oxford, Stephen Higgins of Oxford.

May 27, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Several decades of principals from Ficquett honored

Principals, past and present: Several decades of leaders from Ficquett Elementary School were honored recently with plaques. Those plaques will be hung in their honor in the school, which next year will become Newton County Theme School at Ficquett. Pictured from left are: Dr. Naomi Cobb (2010-2011); Miriam Wilkins (2006-2010); Beverly Copeland (2002-2006); Louise Adams (1981-1995); and Dan M. Digby (1974-1981). Other principals to serve the school were George B. Hutchinson (1957-1969) (deceased); Dr. Eugene D. Whatley (969-1973) Grace Thompson (1973-1974) (deceased); and Rosalie Campbell (1995-2002).

May 27, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Teacher retires after 40 years

In the last 40 years Julia Gibbons has seen a lot: The integration of an elementary school, grandchildren - and great grandchildren - and hundreds of students coming though her classroom. She's even had former students teaching alongside her. But East Newton Elementary School will have to do without their "go-to teacher" next year, because Gibbons is retiring.

May 26, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Student test scores up from 2010

Scores have been released for the 2011 Georgia High School Graduation Test, and student performance has increased from last year.

May 26, 2011 | AJ Archer | Education


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


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