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Board member interested in naming new NHS road after mascot

Newton County Board of Education Chair Eddie Johnson wants to name the entrance to the new school after the school's mascot, the ram.

Newton County Board of Education Chair Eddie Johnson wants to name the entrance to the new school after the school's mascot, the ram.

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Construction crews are nearly 90 percent complete on the replacement Newton High School located on Crowell Road North. Staff Photos: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

COVINGTON -- One Newton County Board of Education member wants Newton High School to have a piece of its history upon its move to a new site.

School board Chair Eddie Johnson said he was interested in naming the entrance road to the replacement Newton High School something like Ram Boulevard or Ram Circle. Dr. Dennis Carpenter, deputy superintendent of Operations for the Newton County School System, noted that the address of the new school is 601 Crowell Road North, which was previously secured, but the school has two entrances.

Currently, Newton High School, which was built in 1974, is located at 140 Ram Drive in Covington, and the school's mascot is a ram.

Carpenter said that he will look into the options, and Johnson suggested that the public should get to decide what the street name will be.

The new school is scheduled to open in time for the start of the 2013-14 school year. The site is located on nearly 118 acres of land on Crowell Road North that also fronts Jack Neely Road.

Carpenter reported to the school board last week that all roofing has been completed and HVAC work is ongoing. Overall, the project is 86 percent completed and currently on schedule.

The replacement project is budgeted to cost more than $54 million.

The school board plans to tour the building before it opens.

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dennistay53 1 year, 10 months ago

Brilliant idea. Sports teams are named Rams, name road Ram.

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Satan69 1 year, 10 months ago

We could be more creative but why name after the mascot when you have Ram Dr already? Just a sugesstion.

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Watermelonlover 1 year, 10 months ago

I mean can't we name it something like Ram's crossing?

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amp72 1 year, 10 months ago

Wow Eddie. How long did it take you to come up with that?

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suerprincipal 1 year, 10 months ago

Can the Carpenters please leave early like now?

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tomgahunter 1 year, 10 months ago

When does the board elect a new Chairperson?

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Crazyhooker99 1 year, 10 months ago

Can we get the Carpenters to just leave

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Frustrated 1 year, 10 months ago

Why is it Johnson and Carpenter are always a day later and a dollar short? Why wasnt this thought of before now? Guess Carpenter had too many other things to think about.

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deathtotaxes 1 year, 10 months ago

Eddie you have out done yourself.

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John 1 year, 10 months ago

This "great idea" doesn't really really leave too many with a "warm fuzzy" feeling the School Board focuses much on the really important issues of the NCSS - the kids. Things like this road naming thing is why route 142 & by-pass 142 has 6 differnt names within about (I-20 to rte 81) - MLK Blvd, 142 By-Pass, Covingtion By-Pass,Eagle Drive, C.R. 653 & Crowell Road. That might qualify for a place in the Guiness Book of Records.

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Satan69 1 year, 10 months ago

@frustrated of course had many other important things to focus on like the goofy lawsuit.

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