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Covington native ready to release third album

Hometown country music singer-songwriter Hannah Thomas is releasing her third album.

School system names co-chairs for SPLOST election

Bea Jackson, director of the Washington Street Community Center, and Danny Stone, manager of Economic Development for Snapping Shoals, are the co-chairs for the upcoming education SPLOST IV election.

NCSS: Bus had no mechanical defects; disciplinary action, charges pending

A bus involved in a traffic accident earlier this week that sent more than 40 students and staff to the hospital had no mechanical defects.

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NCCA opens lounge for students, community

The Newton College and Career Academy recently opened The Lounge.

Two Newton schools part of state charter report

An annual charter schools report from the Georgia Department of Education mentions two Newton County Schools.

Students taken to hospitals after bus accident

More than 30 students were transported to area hospitals Tuesday afternoon after a school bus accident.

Theme school to expand to eighth grade next school year

The Newton County Theme School at Ficquett will hold an informational meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday.

New report focuses on key education issues facing Georgia in 2013

An educational report highlights key issues to watch in Georgia this year.

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Community leaders visit schools for Education Day

The Newton County Chamber of Commerce's 2013 Leadership Newton County class visited several stops in the school system on Thursday as part of Education Day.

School board approves calendar with four furlough days

Newton County School System students will attend school for a full school year next year.

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Board member interested in naming new NHS road after mascot

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.

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College, career academy serving higher number of students

The Newton College and Career Academy is attracting students and the community to its school.

Rockdale school superintendent visits fire victim

Rockdale County Public Schools Superintendent Richard Autry visited the mother who lost four of her children in a house fire.

School board to vote on 13-14 calendar next week

Newton County School System students may attend school for a full school year next year and staff may get less furlough days next school year.

Group asks school board to promote Fuhrey as superintendent; School board approves superintendent qualifications

A group of nearly 50 parents, teachers and other employees, asked the school board to promote Samantha Fuhrey as the system's next superintendent.

Newton graduations to be held at Springfield Baptist Church

The Newton County School System will hold graduation ceremonies over Memorial Day weekend at Springfield Baptist Church.

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Carpenter to transition to Missouri this year

Dr. Dennis Carpenter will transition between NCSS and Missouri until June.

School board plans for budget year

The Rockdale County Board of Education is planning for next school year's budget.

Newton schools looking into national test changes

Some Newton County students may take the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers in a few years.

School enrollment up halfway through the year

Students enrollment at the Newton County School System continues to steadily increase this school year.

Newton Education Foundation awards grants to three teachers

The Newton Education Foundation recently awarded three teachers with $6,000 in grants.

Newton school board approves new Middle Ridge principal

COVINGTON — Middle Ridge Elementary School will start off with a new principal this month.

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Longtime BOE members leave Rockdale seats

Two very familiar faces will be absent from the Rockdale County Board of Education this year.

Rockdale school board approves federal grant project

The Rockdale County Board of Education gave the go-ahead on a federal grant project that will develop a magnet program at Memorial Middle School.

Carpenter named Missouri school district superintendent

Newton County School System's Deputy Superintendent of Operations Dennis Carpenter has been named head of a Missouri school district.

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Peek's Chapel gets grant for more trees

Peek's Chapel Elementary School received from the Making the Shade Grant from the Georgia Forestry Commission.

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State labor commissioner visits Newton career academy

Georgia's Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler recently visited the Newton College & Career Academy.

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Retiring Rockdale school board members preside over last meeting

Three of Rockdale County's Board of Education members presided over their last meeting on Thursday.

RCPS will continue to develop district plan

Rockdale County Public Schools seeks other funding for program development.

Newton school board approves GSBA for superintendent search

The Newton County Board of Education approved the Georgia School Boards Association to conduct the search for superintendent.

Newton school board approves GSBA for supt. search

The Newton County Board of Education approved the Georgia School Boards Association to conduct the search for superintendent.

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Construction work continues at Oxford College

The Oxford College campus is changing with various construction projects.

Newton schools to close for Holiday Break this week

Newton County students and staff will get an extended break from school beginning this week.

Counselors available, principals meet after Conn. school shooting

The Newton County School System continues to support its school families, after the elementary school shooting in Connecticut.

Social Circle approves SPLOST election

The Social Circle Board of Education has approved a call for a SPLOST election.

Local schools, law enforcement respond to Connecticut school shooting

Officials in Newton and Rockdale counties took precautions Friday.

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Oxford College students prepare presents for needy children

Oxford College students in Volunteer Oxford wrapped presents for needy children this week.

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NCCA students run businesses

Students in the Entrepreneurial Business Incubator program at the Newton College & Career Academy created their own businesses this year.

NCSS already preparing for accreditation visit

Although the Newton County School System isn't due for an accreditation visit until March 2014, officials already are preparing for it.

Oxford to improve Cook Road water

The Oxford City Council recently approved a water system improvement plan for Cook Road.

GPC cancels fall graduation ceremony

Georgia Perimete College only will have one graduation ceremony this year.

Middle Ridge principal to move to central office

The Newton County Board of Education recently approved Alan Satterfield as the system's director of Special Education.

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Ficquett students continue tradition by decorating tree

Students from the Newton County Theme School at Ficquett recently helped decorate the Christmas tree at the Newton County Board of Education office.

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Little melodies: ELC students get new musical playground equipment

The Early Leaning Center at the Newton College and Career Academy has a new playground preschool music station in its courtyard.

Newton Schools to keep conflict of interest policy

The Newton County Board of Education will retain policy GAG -- Staff Conflict of Interest.

Newton school board approves call for SPLOST election

The Newton County Board of Education approved a call for an education SPLOST.

Newton students improve, outpace state writing scores

More Newton County high school juniors are passing the Georgia High School Writing Test.

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Newton school superintendent to retire in June

Newton County School System Superintendent Gary Mathews announced Wednesday that he will retire at the end of the school year.

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Students collect items for needy families

Several schools in Newton and Rockdale counties have collected items for various agencies.

School board continues reviewing policies

The Newton County School System continues to review and update its policies.