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PHOTO GALLERY: Preschool students head to the farm

COVINGTON, Ga. - Berry's Tree Farm hosted the annual Farm Bureau Farm Day for Newton County Preschool students Friday. Students had the opportunity to pet ...

May 05, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


Snapping Shoals named Education Partner of the Year

COVINGTON, Ga. - Snapping Shoals Electric Membership Corporation is the 2017 Cornerstones Partners in Education Partner of the Year.

May 05, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Wyatt Galloway heading to Naval Academy

COVINGTON, Ga. - Wyatt Galloway's dream of attending the U.S. Naval Academy and then entering the Marine Corps started in fifth grade. Years later ...

May 04, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Adult education classes offered free of charge

COVINGTON, PORTERDALE, Ga. - Action Ministries, Newton County Community Partnership and Newton READS have partnered together with Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) to provide free Adult ...

May 01, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


NCSS students selected for Governor’s Honors Program

Eight Newton County School System (NCSS) students have been selected to participate in the 2017 Governor's Honors Program (GHP) this summer. The prestigious Governor ...

May 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Shannon Buff to be Newton High principal

COVINGTON, Ga. - Shannon Buff, director of secondary schools, is getting a new job within the Newton County School System (NCSS). Starting July 1 she will ...

April 30, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


NCSS announces kindergarten round-up dates and procedures

Newton County School System will conduct Kindergarten Round-Up for the 2017-2018 school year next week. Children must be 5 years old by September 1, 2017 ...

April 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


School system reviews draft 2017-2018 budget

At an April 25 special called meeting, Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education (BOE) members and administrators reviewed an early draft of the ...

April 26, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


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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


SRG Global rewards two students

Two Covington teens have earned college scholarships from SRG Global, a Guardian company, through the Guardian Industries Educational Foundation.

May 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Oxford College class of 2011

Graduation: Oxford College held it's Spring 2011 commencement on Saturday morning. This graduating class was the 166th graduating class.

May 07, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Farm Bureau names essay winner

Morgan Tillman, an eighth grade student at Piedmont Academy, was recently honored by winning the district essay contest for Georgia Farm Bureau. The middle school essay contest is an opportunity for Georgia Farm Bureau to reach out to young people about the importance of agriculture.

May 06, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Perimeter College releases documents

Georgia Perimeter College administrators are seeking to resolve complaints filed against its student government association and the school for violation of state open records and meeting requirements.

May 06, 2011 | Sabastian Wee | Education


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