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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


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Singing sensation

Israel Humphrey, a seventh grader from Liberty Middle School, is one of the finalists for McDonald's The Gift inspirational singing competition. He was one of the five chosen out of 112 contestants at the March 19 open call in Atlanta.

March 24, 2011 | Special to The News | Education


Top 11

Super scholars: Newton County High School has announced its Top 11 students for the Class of 2011. They are: Seated - Tiara Turner and Taylor Pruitt. Standing - From left to right - Brody Ingram, Kristin Lea Barnett, Rashia Dunbar, Lori Thomas, Becca Brazelton, Qadeerah Sharif, Destiny Giles, Briana Copes, and Brian Carpenter. Brody is also class valedictorian, and Brian is class salutatorian.

March 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Western Governors University Graduates

Earning degrees from Western Governors University are Emily Rogers, Covington, Bachelor of Arts interdisciplinary studies; Jennifer Scaggs, Covington, Bachelor of Arts, interdisciplinary studies; Clifford Roberts, Covington, Master of Arts, teaching science education; Kelia Thomas, Covington, Master of Arts, teaching elementary education; and Kenneth Hanson, Covington, Master of Arts, teaching social science education.

March 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Fall 2010 dean's list

Kelly Azar, a 2009 graduate of Alcovy High, was named to the

March 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Interact Club receives American flag

A patriotic project has earned the Eastside High School Interact Club a flag that was flown over an Afghan battlefield.

March 23, 2011 | Special to The News | Education


Eat your vegetables

Successful farmers: Pre-schoolers at Piedmont Academy recently harvested carrots and cabbage from their winter garden. They gave carrots to Miss Mary's bunny and they cooked the rest. Miss Mary cooked up the cabbage with soy sauce and served it to the children. Pictured, Front row left to right: Sarah Shriver, Callie Branan, Boone Pope, Maggie Johnson, McKayla Arnold, Kagen Denny. Back row from left to right: Mrs. Mary Ramsdell, Aiden Singleton, Hailey McGinnis, Anthony Brown, Rhett Harris, Sean Davis, Bailey Mobley, Ridge Stroud, Jake Vaughn and Mrs. Sarah McMichael.

March 23, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Local teen makes “The Gift” finals

Alcovy High School student Kevin Lipsey Jr. is a finalist in "The Gift," an American Idol-style singing competition showcasing Atlanta's inspirational singers ages 9 -15.

March 23, 2011 | Special to The News | Education


GPC presents “The Laramie Project”

What is the price of hate and intolerance? For Matthew Shepard, it was death.

March 22, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Georgia Southern honor society

In March the Georgia Southern chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, a national honor society for college freshmen, initiated 405 students. To be eligible for membership, initiates had to earn at minimum GPA of 3.6. Included from Covington were Rebecca Rollolazo and Katelyn Yeomans, from Social Circle Annalee Ashley and Shannon Rhodes and from Mansfield James Kelly.

March 18, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Eastside literary team earns awards

The Eastside High School Literay Team earned multiple honors at the recent regional literary competition. The first-place winners will compete at the State AAA event on Saturday in Warner Robins.

March 17, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Newton Education Foundation awards grants

Newton County School System is pleased to announce the first?ever recipients of the Newton Education Foundation's Classroom mini?grants. The foundation announced in October that it would fund up to a maximum of $2,000 in grants at each of the district's three curriculum levels-elementary school, middle school, and high school. All Newton County School System teachers were eligible to apply for a grant to be used for a wide variety of instructional projects and materials. After reviewing dozens of applications from teachers across the county, the Newton Education Foundation awarded mini?grants to the following ...

March 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Oak Hill student wins poster contest

Newton County School System is pleased to announce that Levi Adcox, a first grade student at Oak Hill Elementary School, has been announced as a winner in the 2010 Statewide Fire Safety Tips Calendar Poster Contest. Of the hundreds of pictures submitted from

March 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


New school named Flint Hill Elementary

After narrowing the names from 91 locally-submitted names, the Newton County Board of Education voted to name the new elementary school on Airport Road Flint Hill Elementary.

March 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Alcovy High School top 10 announced

Super Scholars: Alcovy High School on Tuesday announced its top 10 students. (L-R) Magen Ballard, Kaley Johnson, Alex Cooper, Valedictorian Tara Bishop, Joseph Butso, Salutatorian Heather Steckenrider, Katie Childress, Arie Smith, Genie Yang and Michaela Smith.

March 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Eastside Student wins President’s Volunteer Service Award

Courtney Reid, a student at Eastside High School and daughter of Charles and Gloria Reid, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President's Volunteer Service Award.

March 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


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