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Michelle Floyd

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School system expects deficit in two years

School officials are planning for a nearly $3 million deficit at the end of the 2014-15 school year.

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Teacher features school, students in inspirational video

Live Oak Elementary School and some of its students will be featured in a video by one of its teachers.

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Piloted school security system to expand over years

A school security system that is being piloted in a few Newton County schools this year is expected to expand over the next few years.

Covington man killed in accident with bus

A Newton County school bus was involved in a head-on collision Friday afternoon on Ga. Highway 36 that left a person dead in another vehicle.

Covington man killed in accident with school bus on Hwy. 36

A Newton County school bus was involved in a head-on collision on Ga. Highway 36 that left a person dead in another vehicle.

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Flint Hill students get special gift from soldiers

Students at Flint Hill Elementary School wrote letters to soldiers in Afghanistan earlier this school year, and they received letters and a flag in return.

Newton charter school owes $165K for insurance, rent

Challenge Charter Academy owes at least about $165,000 to local and state groups.

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Peachtree Academy expands Covington campus

Peachtree Academy's Covington campus has expanded again.

School lunch prices to increase again

Local school lunch prices will increase again due to a federal mandate.

RCPS expects big cuts next school year

RCPS still expects a budget deficit of about $13 million for next school year.

Newton Schools testing director plans to leave this school year

Dr. Carl Skinner, director of Testing, Research and Evaluation for NCSS, has resigned, effective July 1.

34 apply to be next Newton school superintendent

The Newton County Board of Education is considering 34 applicants for its next superintendent of schools.

Newton County Voters approve SPLOST extension

Voters headed to the polls Tuesday to cast a vote for the education SPLOST IV referendum.

Georgia PSC won't investigate former Alcovy principal

The Georgia Professional Standards Commission won't investigate former Alcovy High School principal LaQuanda Carpenter.

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Rockdale speller places fifth in state bee

Jazz Duncan placed fifth in the state spelling bee.

Newton rep to speak at NAACP banquet

A Newton County state representative will speak at a Rockdale County NAACP banquet this weekend.

School system looking at options for growing Flint Hill

Student enrollment at Flint Hill Elementary School continues to climb.

School board chair explains SPLOST projects

The school board chair hopes to clarify with voters some issues surrounding the upcoming SPLOST election.

Newton charter school to close after this year

Challenge Charter Academy will close at the end of this school year.

Charter school to close after this year

Challenge Charter Academy will close at the end of this school year.

County officials speak out about SPLOST language

Two county officials are speaking out about part of the proposed education SPLOST.

Former Heritage teacher sentenced to serve 10 years

A judge sentenced a former Heritage High School art teacher to serve 10 years for having an inappropriate relationship with a student.

Proponent, opponent for Newton SPLOST speak at forum

The Patriots' Table held a SPLOST forum Tuesday.

Former Heritage teacher to enter plea in child molestation

Former Heritage High School art teacher Leslie Howard Mosley Jr. is scheduled to enter a plea this week.

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Georgia first lady visits South Salem

First lady Sandra Deal and Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning Commissioner Bobby Cagle visited South Salem Elementary School.

Opportunities available for Newton SPLOST information

The special election for the education SPLOST IV is Tuesday, March 19.

Opportunities available for Newton SPLOST information

The special election for the education SPLOST IV is Tuesday, March 19.

Schools won't be rezoned this year

The Newton County Board of Education is not expected to rezone its schools this year.

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Kiwanis Club honors top seniors for testing

The Kiwanis Club of Covington recognized three top high school students and their favorite teachers at the annual Newton County School System STAR program.

School board approves new safety measures

The school board has approved some new security measures for Newton schools.

Meadors files complaint against former Alcovy principal

ATLANTA — The Georgia Professional Standards Commission will decide next month whether to investigate former Alcovy High School principal LaQuanda Carpenter on allegations of purchasing alcohol while on a school trip and misusing school funds.

School board fires bus driver after crash; Board also approves Carpenters release

The Newton County Board of Education has approved the termination of bus driver Gloria Inscore.

Newton Schools superintendent proposes two new safety measures

The school board will vote next week on some new security measures for its schools.

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Student wants to raise awareness about reading, disorder

Kimby Wragg, a 15-year-old freshman student from Newton High School in the Academy of Liberal Arts program, recently donated copies of a book to students at the Covington YMCA.

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General Mills awards grants to area organizations

General Mills continues its community outreach by presenting another round of grants to area organizations.

SPLOST could purchase safety equipment, help property taxes

The education SPLOST would provide funds for property tax relief, school security and technology, student transportation and school maintenance.

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Learning the ropes: Students shadow hospital workers

The Newton County School System and Newton Medical Center teamed up on Tuesday to hold a Healthcare Job Shadow Day.

Several events lead up to Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival

Several events precede the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in March.

School superintendent holds last leadership forum

Newton County School System Superintendent Gary Mathews held his last leadership forum with a group of educational stakeholders on Tuesday morning.

Students can apply to liberal arts academy this month

The application window is open for students interested in attending the Academy of Liberal Arts at Newton High School.

School board sets meeting calendar for year

The Newton County Board of Education has set its meeting schedule for the rest of the year.

Third annual 'Walk with Angels' set for March 2

The Kimberley Chance Atkins Foundation is holding its third annual Walk with Angels, an eight-mile walk that honors or remembers any cancer patient.

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Cousins student wins county spelling bee for second year

Cousins Middle School seventh-grader Mackenzie Snyder won the county Spelling Bee for the second consecutive year.

Newton school board to pay Carpenters nearly $70K

The Newton County Board of Education will pay a top school official and a high school principal nearly $70,000 as part of a settlement.

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Fight Like Jonah! Elementary student lives dream of going to middle school

Cousins Middle School welcomed Jonah Barnett as its newest student on Friday, 11-year-old Barnett, who is fighting an inoperable brain tumor.

Press attorney questions school board vote

The board won't decide until later this month how to fill a void for a deputy superintendent position and a high school principal position.

Carpenters to leave Newton schools this week

A top school official and a high school principal are leaving the Newton County School System this week.

Parents can tour theme school next month

The Newton County Theme School at Ficquett will conduct tours next month.

GSP: Bus driver issued citation for crash

The Georgia State Patrol has issued a Newton County school bus driver a citation after an accident.

School board asks for community input on next superintendent

The Newton County Board of Education is asking the public to complete a community survey, which it will use in its search for the next superintendent.