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NCSS faces drastic budget cuts

COVINGTON -- The next few months are likely to be long for the Newton County School System, filled with tough decisions and more possible cuts to education.

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Dream realized: Rec director makes sports open to all

COVINGTON -- Recreation Commission Director Tommy Hailey said he got thrown a curveball Sunday when he was announced as the winner of the I Have a Dream Award at the Martin Luther King Jr. community celebration.

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Swearing in BOE members

Judge Henry Baker swore in newly elected Newton County Board of Education members.Photo slide show inside

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Newly elected Newton County Board of Education members sworn in

Judge Henry Baker swore in newly elected Newton County Board of Education members (l-r) Abigail Morgan Coggin, Jeff Meadors and Shakila Henderson-Baker this week. The board members will serve four-year terms.

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Officers may face discipline after bar fight

CONYERS -- Three Conyers Police officers involved in a bar fight last week are not facing criminal charges for their conduct and may keep their jobs, pending the outcome of an investigation.

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School make-up days scheduled

COVINGTON -- Newton County students won't get as long a winter break as they once expected, due to school cancellations last week as a result of snow and icy weather. Students and staff members will have to make up three of the five days missed last week.

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Covington Police on lookout for stolen 1957 Chevy

COVINGTON -- The Covington Police Department has issued a lookout for a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air that was stolen between 6:30 and 8 p.m. Friday at LongHorn Steakhouse in Covington.

Oxford extends application deadlines

OXFORD — Students interested in applying to Oxford College now have a little while longer to do so.

Oxford College announces commencement speaker

Oxford College announces commencement speaker Oxford College of Emory University will hold commencement exercises Saturday, May 7, at 10 a.m. on its college green.

George Walton Academy to hold open house

George Walton Academy to hold open house Families interested in getting more information about George Walton Academy in Monroe have a chance to visit its next open house and tour.

Judge Henry Baker swore in newly elected Newton County Board of Education members

Judge Henry Baker swore in newly elected Newton County Board of Education members (l-r) Abigail Morgan Coggin, Jeff Meadors and Shakila Henderson-Baker this week. The board members will serve four-year terms.

Connections Academy Virtual School comes to Georgia

ATLANTA — Starting in the 2011-2012 school year, Georgia students in kindergarten through 12th grade will have a new public school option that delivers public schooling to students online.

Red flags when applying to a for-profit college

Enrollment at for-profit schools — including trade schools and online universities — has skyrocketed in recent years. Unfortunately, not all schools offer a quality education and enrolling in a sub-par program can be a waste of time and money.

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