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Georgia Piedmont Technical College students awarded medals

Georgia Piedmont Technical College students were big winners during the 53rd Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference held recently in Louisville, Kentucky. More ...

July 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Oxford’s Robert Hight graduates from Tulane University

NEW ORLEANS, LA - Tulane University awarded degrees to nearly 2,800 graduates on May 20 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Local student, Robert ...

July 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


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


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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


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


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