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Michelle Floyd

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More students enroll in GPC Dual Enrollment program

The Dual Enrollment program continues to grow at Georgia Perimeter College.

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Caution: Vampires ahead

A large crane worked on the Covington Square Wednesday morning at Mystic Grill.

Newton ACT averages still below state, nation

Newton County high school students on average still are performing below the state and nation on college entrance exams.

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New NHS holds dedication ceremony

Newton High School building during a dedication ceremony Sunday.

Student enrollment up in Newton County

Student enrollment for Newton County Schools continues to increase.

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Oxford students begin classes this week

Students began moving in Friday

Oxford College students start classes Wednesday.

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Piedmont Academy starts new school year with new students

Nearly 50 new students joined Piedmont Academy this year.

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Eastside grad completes D.C. internship

A Covington graduate recently finished an internship in Washington, D.C.

Two schools to hold parent info meetings

Officials to discuss school Flexible Learning Programs

Two Newton County public schools will host parent informational meetings this month regarding Flexible Learning Programs being offered.

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Fall classes begin at GPC

Classes began at Georgia Perimeter College on Monday.

School board approves E-SPLOST resolution

The school board unanimously passed a resolution that calls for an E-SPLOST IV referendum.

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Children's picture book to raise money for local Potato Drop

Kim David, assistant director of Student Development at Oxford College, and her 4-year-old daughter Stella recently released a book called, “Stella the Sweet Potato’s Amazing Journey,” to raise money for future Potato Drop projects in Newton County.

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Getting crafty

Rockdale County Parks and Recreation’s therapeutic recreation held a crafts event.

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11 year old dies after fighting brain tumor

Local memorial service set for Saturday

Eleven-year-old Jonah Barnett died Friday evening at his Covington home after fighting an inoperable brain tumor for about 10 years.

School system to develop next facilities plan

Another discussion held on razing old NHS

The Newton County School System is moving forward with plans to create its next five-year local facilities plan.

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Not too late to enroll at GPC

Classes begin at Georgia Perimeter College’s Newton Campus on Aug. 19.

Newton school system, board to monitor alternative school transportation

Newton school system and school board officials are keeping a closer eye on students on board the buses to Ombudsman alternative school.

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Back to the books

Newton students start new school year

Newton County students started the 2013-14 school year Friday.

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New principals ready for new school year

Two new principals are starting the new school year at Alcovy and Newton high schools.

Newton school officials wait to see if enrollment continues to increase

At the end of last school year, 19,056 students were enrolled in the Newton County School System.

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Strike up the bands

High school bands spend summer preparing for season

The band members from Alcovy, Eastside and Newton high schools have spent the end of their summer break preparing for the upcoming season.

School lunch prices won't increase as expected

School lunch prices won’t increase as expected.

Newton schools to start Friday

Newton schools to start Friday

Newton parents, students invited to school open houses this week

The Newton County School System will hold open house this week.

Georgia withdraws from national consortium

A decision made by state officials last week may may change the outlook some for local school systems.

Newton parents, students invited to school open houses

The Newton County School System will hold open house dates next week.

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To market, to market: Area farmer's markets open to residents

If you need to restart your New Year’s resolution to eat healthy, now is a good time.

Oxford passes rollback millage rate

Oxford passes rollback millage rate

Georgians get another sales tax holiday

A Georgia state sales tax holiday will be held Aug. 9 and 10, several days after school starts.

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Making their rounds: Newton high schoolers experience hospital departments

High schoolers experience hospital departments

Nearly 60 high school students are participating in Newton Medical Center’s Junior Volunteer program this year.

Oxford schedules second meeting for millage

Oxford schedules second meeting to set millage rate

Newton school board approves same millage rate

The Newton County Board of Education has approved the same millage rate that it had last year.

Newton, state scores low on high school math tests

Most math scores in Newton County on the End of Course Tests were failing.

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Enjoying Salem

The 185th annual Salem Camp Meeting is being held this week at Salem Campground.

Newton student registration opens next week

Student registration opens next week for Newton County School System.

Newton school board to meet for combined meeting

Board will meet tonight

COVINGTON — For the second time this summer, the Newton County Board of Education will hold only one meeting this month.

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Owning Oxford; Incoming college freshman visit Oxford

About 60 incoming Oxford College students attended OWN Oxford this week.

Oxford expected to pass rollback rate

The Oxford City Council is expected to approve the rollback millage rate at a special called meeting Monday.

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Almost ready; Newton High School preparing to open for fall

The new Newton High School is expected to open to teachers later this month and to students on Aug. 2.

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Residents enjoy Sunflower Farm Festival

Residents enjoy Sunflower Farm Festival

Students can exercise school choice with transfers

COVINGTON — Some students may be able to transfer to a different school than their zoned one next school year under a state law.

STEM institute planned for part of old Newton High; School board to decide on fate of remainder of building

The Newton County Board of Education is planning to discuss the future of the former Newton High School building on Ram Drive.

Rockdale's limited English students continue to exceed objectives

Rockdale County students with limited English backgrounds continue to exceed most annual academic objectives.

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Students encouraged to read over summer break

Students are encouraged to read over the summer break.

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School board approves new system administrators

The Newton County Board of Education approved several new system administrators Tuesday.

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Fuhrey ready for next step at Newton schools

Samantha Fuhrey will take over as superintendent of the Newton County School System on Monday.

Newton school board passes final budget; members still undecided about Ombudsman transportation

The Newton County Board of Education has passed a final budget for next school year, but some changes still may be to come.

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Outgoing superintendent honored with reception, resolution

Newton County School System Superintendent Gary Mathews presided over his last meeting of the Newton County Board of Education Tuesday.

Newton student outperform state in third of CRCT areas; Results improve for fourth year

Students in the Newton County School System outperformed the state in 10 areas of state tests, but underperformed in 20 areas.

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Ga. Piedmont president reports school is fastest-growing in state

Georgia Piedmont Technical College President Jabari Simama spoke to the Rotary Club of Conyers on Thursday.