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Monks begin work on mandala in Oxford

Monks begin work on mandala in Oxford

Tibetan Buddhist monk artists from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta started work on a sand mandala at the Oxford College Library Monday.

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Sand mandala on display at Oxford College

Seven monk artists from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta will construct a sand mandala painting in the Oxford College Library over the course of ...

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Study: Big data helps struggling college students graduate

Study: Big data helps struggling college students graduate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting through college isn't easy, and it can be even harder for low-income and first generation students with few support resources. A ...

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Georgia's Teacher of the Year didn't plan to be a teacher

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's 2017 Teacher of the Year didn't plan to be a teacher, but he is urging everyone in the state ...

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NCSS, Kiwanis Club of Covington announce 2017 STAR Students, STAR Teachers

NCSS, Kiwanis Club of Covington announce 2017 STAR Students, STAR Teachers

Staff Reports

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Historic Partnership Announced between Georgia Piedmont Technical College, Clark Atlanta University

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) and Clark Atlanta University (CAU) have agreed to launch a historic partnership to expand postsecondary educational opportunities, strengthen academic rigor ...

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Additional advisers help keep students on track

Additional advisers help keep students on track

Students at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College are receiving added attention, thanks to the hiring of 30 new academic advisers.

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Georgia State-Newton’s Daffodil Festival coming

Georgia State-Newton’s Daffodil Festival coming

On Valentine’s Day, Sallie Paschal, mathematics professor at the Newton Campus of Georgia State University, led an informal “daffodil walk.” The walk served as ...

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NCSS sets the stage to address poverty in Newton County

NCSS sets the stage to address poverty in Newton County

The Newton County School System (NCSS) sponsored the first of two poverty awareness sessions Feb. 14. Anyone interested in learning more about poverty in the ...

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Law Enforcement Academy tries to bridge communication gap

Law Enforcement Academy tries to bridge communication gap

The Law Enforcement Academy (LEA) of Georgia Piedmont Technical College(GPTC)  hosted its second week-long session designed to train working police officers in the art ...

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Piedmont Academy offers option for Newton County students

Piedmont Academy offers option for Newton County students

Seventy-four Newton County children are enrolled at Piedmont Academy, Monticello this year. That number represents 26 percent of the 280 students studying at this area ...

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Newton County Theme School announces 2017-2018 application procedures

The Newton County Theme School opened in the fall of 2009 and pilots special features, such as the development and implementation of a program which ...

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Newton County Schools celebrate birthday

Newton County Schools celebrate birthday

According to a statement released by Samantha Fuhrey, superintendent, Newton County‘s first board of education (BOE) was officially formed Feb. 7, 1871.

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BOE members to ask for salary increase

BOE members to ask for salary increase

At its Feb. 7 meeting, the Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education (BOE) debated and then approved a resolution aimed at raising the ...

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Georgia Southern announces graduates for Fall 2016

Georgia Southern announces graduates for Fall 2016

The 25th annual Georgia Southern University Fall 2016 Commencement Ceremony represented a momentous day as approximately 1,700 of Georgia's best and brightest undergraduate ...

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Georgia Tech graduates announced

Georgia Tech graduates announced

The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to approximately 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students during the Institute's 252nd Commencement exercises on Dec. 16-17 ...

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Heard-Mixon Elementary announces Honor Roll

Heard-Mixon Elementary announces Honor Roll

A/B Honor Roll

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South Salem Elementary announces 1st Semester Honor Roll

South Salem Elementary announces 1st Semester Honor Roll

Fifth Grade All A’s

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Eastside High School announces 2017 valedictorian, salutatorian, top 10 graduates

Eastside High School announces 2017 valedictorian, salutatorian, top 10 graduates

The Eastside High School Class of 2017 top 10 graduates, their favorite teacher, college of choice, and intended major:

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Girl’s hair pulled in Porterdale Elementary accident

Girl’s hair pulled in Porterdale Elementary accident

On Jan. 27 an accident occurred during a physical education class at Porterdale Elementary School (PES). According to a Feb. 1 statement released by the ...

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Clements Middle School Principal Joy Warren a finalist for Principal of the Year

Clements Middle School Principal Joy Warren a finalist for Principal of the Year

The Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals has announced that Clements Middle School Principal Ms. Joy Warren is a finalist for Principal of the Year.

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Alcovy students sleep out to raise money for Rainbow Shelter

The Chick-fil-A Leaders from Alcovy High School (AHS) held a sleep out for homelessness Jan. 21. The group raised more than $2,500 for the ...

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Goodbye 2016, hello 2017

Goodbye 2016, hello 2017

Recently, the Piedmont Academy (PAC) FFA Chapter held its first FFA meeting of the new year. This meeting was held at the FFA-FCCLA Camp in ...

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Work-based learning students practice professional skills

Work-based learning students practice professional skills

On Tuesday, Jan. 24, the Newton County School System’s (NCSS) Work-Based Learning and Youth Apprenticeship programs held the annual Aspiring Young Professionals (AYP) Evaluation ...

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School system announces initiative to address poverty

School system announces initiative to address poverty

Speaking before community leaders Thursday, Jan. 26, Samantha Fuhrey, superintendent for the Newton County School System (NCSS), announced a new initiative aimed at better serving ...

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