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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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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


Newton High teacher honored

Kristina Collins of Newton High School has earned the Mary Frazier Equity and Excellence Award from the Georgia Association for Gifted Children.

This award is in honor of Mary Frazier (1938-2005), late past president of National Association for Gifted Children and pioneer for changed laws and procedures that has tripled the inclusion of African-American and quadrupled Hispanic student identification for the gifted program for the state of Georgia alone. Kristina Collins is the third person to ever receive this award, according to a release.

May 05, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Helping hands

Lessons from the community: Representatives from different helping professions have visited Mansfield Elementary School's pre-k classes recently as part of lessons on community helpers.

May 05, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Helping hands.

Mansfield Elementary Pre-k classes have been learning about community helpers. They have had different community helpers including: a nurse, a dental hygienist, a K-9 deputy from Newton County Sheriff's Office, and a lineman from Snapping Shoals. On Monday, April 11, Bobby Fincher of Snapping Shoals came to the school and demonstrated the work of a lineman. He discussed the storm and power outages that took place last week. He demonstrated how the bucket truck operates and discussed how linemen help to restore power to the community.

Photo shown was taken by Bobby Fincher of Snapping Shoals. Students shown are ...

May 05, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Student places third in statewide design contest

Ian Cole, an eighth-grader, saw his artwork presented to more than a thousand Georgia government and business leaders at Thursday's appreciation luncheon.

May 05, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Local student inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

2007 Eastside High School graduate Caroline Dickey has been inducted into the Alpha Chapter, Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Georgia. She is the daughter of Joyce and Chan Dickey of Covington and has a major in psychology.

May 04, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Local student to see Europe

Eastside High School sophomore Alexander Solomon is heading to Europe this summer to get some exposure to some art masters, thanks to a $2,500 scholarship.

May 04, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Fifth grade writing test scores improve

Newton County fifth graders have increased their writing test scores by six points this year, and 11 schools have at least a 3 percent gain in scores.

May 03, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Hays graduation

Florida State University announces the graduation of Whitney Rebecca Hays, Molly, with a degree of Juris Doctor. She is a graduate of Eastside High School, Emory of Oxford and Emory University. She is the daughter of Ed and Gay Ree Hays, granddaughter of Mary J. Hays and niece of Vicki Hays, all of Mansfield.

May 03, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Pizza for a cause today at Stevi B's

The Alcovy High School Latin Club is currently waiting tables at Stevi B's pizza on U.S. Highway 278 to raise money for a 2013 trip to Rome. Members will be there until 4 p.m. today. Additionally, members of the club are also doing lawn work to raise money for their trip. To donate or to find out more, contact advisor Charles Gammel at gammel.charles@newton.k12.ga.us.

April 30, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Local businessman named honorary member of Berry College Beta Gamma Sigma

Covington businessman Roy Miller was recently named an honorary member of the Berry College chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma.

April 29, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Beam's Barn Owl

Jordan Beam, a second-grade student at Piedmont Academy, won first prize in the primary division of a T-shirt art contest for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division.

April 29, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


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


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