A local high school senior will be a part of Georgia Perimeter College Newton Campus’ fiftieth and final graduating class on May 8 before it soon becomes a part of Georgia State University.
Porterdale Elementary honors educators during Teacher Appreciation Week.
Two Newton County elementary schools will begin the 2015-16 school year with new principals.
Several coyote sightings have been reported in the Honey Creek subdivision lately, prompting residents’ concern for safety.
Four Rockdale elementary schools can expect new entrance areas meant to create a safer environment.
The Newton County School System has approved a contract renewal for its transportation department.
The Newton County School System has determined that it will be an Investing in Educational Excellence (IE²) Flexibility Model district for the next five years.
Athletes from across Newton County competed in the Special Olympics.
The Rotary Club of Covington honored 30 outstanding high school seniors from across the Newton County School System on April 28.
The Newton County School System is scoping out its budget for fiscal year 16, with the goal of restoring staff salaries close to those of prior to the recession.
Newton County schools and Rockdale schools to replace Blue Bell products with Mayfield after listeria recall
Blue Bell Ice Cream products will no longer be served in the Newton County School System or Rockdale County Public Schools for the remainder of the school year after the creamery made a nationwide recall due to concerns of listeria.
Thirty-eight Rockdale County seniors have been recognized for their academic achievements.
Flat Shoals Elementary and Barksdale Elementary will be getting some roofing work done, as well as receive new canopy additions.
The Newton County Board of Education has renewed a contract for instructional software.
An event focused on raising awareness of safe driving is coming to Newton High this weekend.
Zeta Phi Beta talks to Newton High students about hazing.
The GA Hurricanes, a youth football team based in Covington, will hold their games at a local middle school this fall.
Newton County Schools looking to renew contract with Blue Bell despite recent recall of ice cream products
Newton County students are looking at the prospect of having Blue Bell ice cream as part of their lunch menu over the next year, despite the confection maker having a recent recall on some of its products.
Rockdale County Public Schools is considering increasing its number of teachers for the upcoming school year.
A Newton High program will be collecting food for the Salvation Army.
All three Rockdale County high schools are in the works to get new artificial turf and track upgrades at their football stadiums.
The Newton County School System is considering buying computers and associated equipment to replace some of its older electronic devices.
Middle Ridge Elementary’s Media Specialist Tammy Privette has been named as the school system’s 2015 Media Specialist of the Year.
Newton High is ringing in spring with a plant sale to benefit the school’s Future Farmers of America chapter.
Five Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology students are part of the 679 students selected from across the state to attend the 2015 Governor’s Honors Program.
The Newton County Theme School’s Builders Club has raised money for a court program designed to help criminal offenders with mental illnesses.
The Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce plans to honor local police departments next month, when National Police Week will take place.
Seven Newton County high schoolers will head to Valdosta, Ga. this summer to participate in the renowned Governor’s Honors Program.
The 2014-15 school year is coming to a close, and Rockdale and Newton county seniors have graduation ceremonies on the horizon.
Covington resident to haul vehicle at Festivus Games in an effort to break world record and raise money for sick children
A Covington man will be attempting to beat the odds and break a Guinness World Record at a an athletic competition held in Woodstock, Ga.
Both Alcovy High and Cousins Middle placed first at the regional Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl.
South Salem kindergarteners hunt for Easter eggs and get a visit from the Easter Bunny.
The Newton County School System will soon be looking to enroll kindergarteners for the upcoming school year.
Better Business Bureau offers tips to Rockdale County students and parents when choosing a limo driver for prom
As Rockdale County teens are pick out their outfits, dining spots and groups for prom, the Better Business Bureau has come up with a few tips for parents to decide which limousines should chauffeur their kids.
Eastside High’s Academic Team won the Division 4 State Championship at the Georgia Academic Team Association State Championship Tournament, held at Collins Hill High on March 21.
A local church will be reviving its roots by reopening a school it once ran more than a century ago.
Both Rockdale and Newton counties saw a modest drop in unemployment rates during February, according to preliminary statistics from the Georgia Department of Labor.
As spring is officially underway, Georgia Perimeter College Newton Campus will be greeting the season with its annual Daffodil Fest on Mar. 31 and Apr. 1.
A new cooking contest and car show is making its way to Conyers, and will be benefiting a few local organizations.
Fairview Elementary is due to have some new paving projects underway.
The Newton County School System will be participating in the Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) program in the 2015-16 school year, giving certain students a greater academic opportunity.
Honey Creek Elementary will be getting a new principal for the 2015-16 school year; one that will be making a short move from another Rockdale County school.
The Newton County School System will be purchasing video safety equipment for some of its schools and a service center.
Newton County School System honors its Board of Education.
Montessori School of Covington holds annual chili luncheon.
Rockdale and Newton schools earn high scores on Department of Education's School Climate Star Ratings
Four Rockdale County Public Schools have received a five-star school climate rating from the Georgia Department of Education, and Newton County middle schools earned high marks as well.
Unemployment rates in both Rockdale and Newton counties experienced a minor upward tilt in January, a trend that was reflected throughout the Metro Atlanta area.
A colorful marathon is making its way to Conyers, and a local elementary school will be assembling a team in memory of a teacher who recently passed away.
A few local nonprofit organizations have received grants from the Newton Fund of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.
Heritage High alumnus and actor Jack McBrayer has taken on a role in a new quirky, off-the-wall sitcom airing on the Atlanta-based Adult Swim network. The role is a bullet point on McBrayer’s lengthy list of comedic roles.