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Former 'Idol' runner-up, and Newton resident, set to perform at Covington's Fourth celebration

"American Idol" Season Four runner-up Bo Bice will join Mack McKibben and his band Drive Time at this year's July 4 celebration in Covington.

Rockdale school board passes final budget; Budget includes staff cuts, furlough days

The Rockdale County Board of Education has approved a final budget for next school year and a calendar with 10 less student days.

School board to meet for combined meeting

The Newton County Board of Education only will hold one meeting this month, on Tuesday.

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Homeless assistance program seeking volunteers

Family Promise of NewRock is preparing to open a new day center this summer for its families.

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Middle schoolers participate in camps

Students participated in the first ever Summer Theme Camps, held at the Newton College & Career Academy, which was open to rising seven- and eighth-grade students.

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Conyers Rotary Club hears from GPC president

Rob Watts, interim president of Georgia Perimeter College, spoke to members of the Rotary Club of Conyers Thursday.

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GPC president speaks to Conyers Rotary Club

Rob Watts, interim president of Georgia Perimeter College, spoke to members of the Rotary Club of Conyers Thursday.

Administrative changes ahead for Newton Schools

Several administrative changes are occurring over the next few weeks for the Newton County School System.

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Airman proposes to girlfriend at local restaurant

Chad Lewis, a technical sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, recently proposed to his girlfriend Katie Ward at Glenn's Bar-B-Que.

Top students in dual enrollment programs

Most of the valedictorians and salutatorians graduating from Newton and Rockdale public schools are in the Dual Enrollment program at Georgia Perimeter College.

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Mathews feels accomplished with school system improvements

Newton County School System Superintendent Gary Mathews retires this month.

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Providence graduates all-girl class

Providence Christian School recently graduated an all-girl group of seniors.

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East metro students take part in opera institute

Kylie Humber, a junior at Heritage High School, and Julianna Lassiter, a 2013 graduate of Eastside High School, have participated in an eight-month program through the Atlanta Opera, called the High School Opera Institute.

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Newton teachers participate in Oxford workshop

Six Newton County teachers are part of the annual Oxford Institute of Environmental Education workshop this week.

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Mother, daughter receive nursing pins together

Angeline Rodriguez and her daughter Ashley both received their nursing pins from Georgia Perimeter College on the same day.

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Oxford manager called 'outstanding' regionally

The Northeast Georgia Regional Commission recently named Oxford's city manager Bob Schwartz the Outstanding Public Administrator of the Year.

Rockdale school board approves staff reduction, decreased calendar

The Rockdale County Board of Education has approved a tentative budget, a reduced number of teachers and staff and a calendar with 10 less student days for next school year.

Middle schoolers can register for summer camp

The Newton College & Career Academy will offer its first Summer Theme Camps to rising seven- and eighth-grade students this summer.

Summer enrichment camp scheduled for June

Rockdale County Public Schools will hold its annual Summer Break Enrichment and Exploration Camp from June 10 through 13 at the Rockdale Career Academy.

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Alcovy grads linked by Tiger blood

Alcovy High School's graduation

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2013 Newton grads break scholarship record

Newton High School's graduation

Fuhrey salary $10K less than Mathews' contract

The next Newton County School System Superintendent will make nearly $10,000 less in salary and also less in benefits than the current superintendent.

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Newton graduations this weekend

The Newton County School System will hold its annual graduation ceremonies this weekend.

School board approves tentative budget; Delays changes to Ombudsman transportation, additional nurses

The Newton County Board of Education has approved a tentative budget for next school year, but a few changes still may be to come.

School board to discuss budget plans tonight

The Newton County Board of Education got its first look at the 2013-14 school year budget at a special called meeting last week.

RCPS hopes to keep special programs; More furlough days possible

RCPS officials gave an update to the board's financial committee during a special called meeting Thursday.

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Top Alcovy grads headed to rival schools

Alcovy High School's 2013 valedictorian is Briana Clark, left, and the salutatorian is Jansen Lindner.

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School board picks Fuhrey as first female superintendent

The Newton County Board of Education selected Samantha Fuhrey as its next superintendent.

School board pegs internal candidate as next superintendent; Fuhrey will be first female superintendent

The Newton County Board of Education selected Samantha Fuhrey as its next superintendent.

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Hard work paid off for top Newton grads

Newton High School's 2013 valedictorian is Alex Grady, right, and the salutatorian is Brittain Hunt.

Rockdale school board considering cuts to calendar days, programs

The Rockdale County Board of Education is considering cuts to avoid a nearly $20 million budget deficit next school year.

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Top Eastside students ready for college

Eastside High School's 2013 valedictorian is Joey Ellwanger and the salutatorian is Conner Bryan.

School board may select superintendent Tuesday

The Newton County Board of Education may select its new superintendent Tuesday.

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Covington Rotary honors Newton's top seniors

The Rotary Club of Covington honored the Top 10 graduating seniors from each high school at a special ceremony.

New school accountability scores below state at elementary, middle schools; All schools show improvement over three years

The first-ever state College and Career Ready Performance Index was released Tuesday.

Judge sentences DeKalb man to life for murder of Atlanta man

A DeKalb man was sentenced to life plus 35 years, after being found guilty of murdering an Atlanta man in December 2009.

DeKalb man gets life for Newton County murder

A DeKalb man was sentenced to life plus 35 years, after being found guilty of murdering an Atlanta man in December 2009.

Superintendent forecasts improvement on state test scores

The Georgia Department of Education is expected to release results of the College & Career Readiness Performance Index on Tuesday.

Men enter guilty pleas in 2011 murder; Newton man's trial set for June in Walton County

Three men have entered guilty pleas and another is awaiting trial in connection with the 2011 murder of a Covington man.

Career Academy offers film festival

The Newton College and Career Academy will hold its second annual film festival on Thursday.

Special Olympics events to kick off Monday

Special Olympics Week in Newton County begins Monday.

RCPS: Furlough days, no pay increases next year

School officials say staff should expect furlough days and no pay increases next school year.

DeKalb man found guilty of murder by Newton jury

A Newton County jury found a DeKalb man guilty of murdering an Atlanta man in December 2009.

Newton schools expect more funding

The Newton County School System expects increased tax collections that bettered its projections.

State health department notifies charter school again

The Georgia Department of Community Health has sent another notice to Challenge Charter Academy about its delinquency.

DeKalb man's trial begins in Newton court

The trial of one of the three codefendants accused of killing and burning the body of an Atlanta man in Newton County began Tuesday.

Superintendent not satisfied with Alcovy High applicants

The Newton County School System and the Newton County Board of Education are continuing a search for a permanent principal for Alcovy High School next school year.

Students to start CRCTs this week

State high stakes testing will begin today and continue until next week.

Troy University to hold Global Open House

Troy University's Covington site will hold a Global Open House and Career Chat from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16.

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Middle, high school added at Providence Christian

Providence Christian School recently opened a new building that will serve its middle and high school students.