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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


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BOE votes to add “roaming” school resource office

After losing a school resource officer to budget cuts, the Newton County School Board agreed Tuesday to fund half of a "roaming" officer.

July 24, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


AYP: What happens now?

With preliminary results showing that the Newton County School system and 11 of its schools failed to meet Adequate Yearly Progress, many wonder, what does that mean for the school system going forward?

July 24, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Supe's Corner: Results, parents and professionalism

As we head back to school, I have results, parents, and professionalism on my mind.

July 24, 2011 | By Dr. Gary Mathews, Superintendent | Education


Newton School system fails AYP

The Newton County School System has failed to meet Adequate Yearly Progress for the second year in a row, due to the large amount of students failing Criterion Referenced Competency Tests.

July 21, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Education board sets millage

The Newton County Board of Education approved a millage rate of 20 mils for the second year in a row Tuesday, voting to approve the highest rate available to them.

July 20, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Middle Ridge parents have choice

Middle Ridge Elementary School is not expected to meet Adequate Yearly Progress for the upcoming 2011-12 school year.

July 20, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


School board meets Tuesday

The Newton County Board of Education will hold a combined work session/monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

July 16, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


School gets $4,500 Next Generation grant

Newton College and Career Academy has received a $4,500 Ford PAS Next Generation Learning mini-grant.

July 14, 2011 | Special to The News | Education


Carpenter not picked as superintendent

Dennis Carpenter has not been chosen as superintendent for Peach County Schools.

July 14, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Site for alternative schools found

Newton County's two alternative school sites have been selected and will open at the start of the school year.

July 12, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


spring dean's lists

Kathleen Boyce of Covington made the Dean's List at Darton College in Albany for the Spring 2011 semester. Rebecca W Githu of Covington made the Merit List at Darton College in Albany for the Spring 2011 semester.

July 07, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Simmons College Graduate

Simmons College Graduate: Nelinda Levy, of Covington, received a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Arts and Sciences of Simmons College, Boston, Mass.

June 28, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Athens Christian

Athens Christian School

June 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Most CRCT scores up in Newton

Preliminary results for Newton County's CRCTs are in and show that most grades have made improvements from last year.

June 22, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


School board doesn't add expected funds to budget; will amend later

Although the Newton County School Board anticipates an additional $2.1 million from the tax digest this year, they elected to not include the sum in the budget they approved Tuesday night.

June 17, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


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