The return of a Newton High’s spouse from an Ebola-stricken country sparked several strong reactions from parents and the community Wednesday, with many concerns about how the situation was handled.
Both Rockdale and Newton county school systems had higher graduation rates in 2014 than the state average of 72.5 percent, according to the Georgia Department of Education.
Georgia Perimeter College’s Newton Campus has its highest number of dual enrollment students this semester than it has ever had.
Visitors to Olde Town may see some film production underway in the next few weeks as the shooting of a new thriller has begun.
No arrests will be made in connection to the reported misuse of Parent-Teacher Organization funds at Rocky Plains Elementary.
A local children’s facility is in dire need of clothes, and is on the search to collect attire for its young residents.
Unemployment rates in Rockdale and Newton counties went down in September, coinciding with a drop in joblessness across the metro-Atlanta area.
Six Newton County elementary schools will be getting new gym floors.
Students in the Newton County School System can have access to low-cost computers thanks to a new program at Newton College & Career Academy.
The Rocky Plains Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization has been disbanded after misuse of funds was reported to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office.
Newton County Teacher of the Year gets free three-month car lease.
Kenneth Hanson has been named as the Newton County School System’s 2015 Teacher of the Year.
The Newton County Board of Education approved some transportation-related purchases at its combined meeting on Oct. 14.
Newton County Theme School at Ficquett celebrates National School Lunch Week
The Rockdale County Public Schools Foundation is seeking nominations from the community for the Champions of Education Gala on Oct. 25.
A Newton County portion of the Yellow River is much more pristine than it was a few days ago after a clean-up event removed some unwanted litter.
Fall is officially underway, and two Rockdale schools are planning to celebrate the season with some galas.
Rockdale schools are seeing fewer students taking Advanced Placement exams this year, while Newton schools have seen a slight increase in the number of AP test takers over the past year, according to the Georgia Department of Education.
The Newton County School System has been recognized by the Georgia Department of Education for incorporating agriculture into its everyday facets.
A bomb threat at Eastside High was received early Wednesday morning prior to the start of the school day.
The Newton County School System has seen a significant increase on SAT scores in the past year, with average scores in math and writing improving in all Newton high schools.
Heather Fuller, Kenneth Hanson and Chris Williams have been chosen as the Newton Teacher of the Year finalists.
A local Boy Scout is seeking to collect food for Rockdale Emergency Relief.
Heather Fuller, Kenneth Hanson and Chris Williams will be vying for the title of Newton County Teacher of the Year after being selected as the school system’s top finalists.
South Salem Elementary is holding a food drive.
With fall officially underway, residents of Rockdale and Newton counties can fill the air with their own smoky, autumn scents as they are now allowed to burn leaves again.
Students at Georgia Perimeter College’s Newton campus may find the air to be a bit more clear than before.
Newton TOTY announced.
Georgia Perimeter College has been named by G.I. Jobs as a Military Friendly School for the fourth year in a row.
West Newton Elementary continues Flexible Learning Program in school in hopes of bettering math scores
In an effort to boost school-wide math scores, West Newton Elementary is implementing its Flexible Learning Program for the third year in a row.
The Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers will be hosting the 35th Annual Great Miller Lite Chili and BBQ Cook-Off on Saturday, Oct. 4.
A rise in unemployment rates across the state is underway, and the Rockdale’s rate went up in August. However, Newton’s rate has dropped slightly in the last month, according to preliminary statistics from the Georgia Department of Labor.
The Newton County Board of Education recently approved some technological purchases at its regular meeting on Sept. 16.
In its fifth year running, the Academy of Liberal Arts at Newton High School is holding a collection drive to benefit the homeless.
Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful is planning the return of its annual waterway clean-up event, which will take place on Oct. 11.
Although the holiday season is a few months away, the Covington Lions Club is already getting ready for the holidays by planning its annual Christmas Parade.
The Newton County Board of Education named a new principal for Livingston Elementary at its regular meeting on Tuesday.
Eastside students dress up as characters to celebrate homecoming week.
A few Rockdale schools and Newton have been identified by the Georgia Department of Education as 2014 Title I Reward Schools, doing so after being among the top achieving percentile in the state’s Title I category.
Eastside High names 2014 Homecoming Court
Porterdale Elementary students will soon have access to Kindle Fire tablets after the school has been awarded a $2,500 grant from Dollar General.
Rockdale County Public Schools is planning to distribute more electronic devices among its teachers and students, furthering its One-to-One initiative and Three-Year Technology Plan.
The Newton County School System has officially received a five-year accreditation after undergoing an extensive auditing process in March.
Snapping Shoals EMC has partnered with Newton College & Career Academy to provide students with opportunities and exposure to the electrical industry.
Indian Creek Middle eighth-grader Ava Jane Teasley has been selected as one out of 300 students across the country to be named as a Broadcom Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars (MASTERS) semifinalist, according to a press release from the Newton County School System.
Rockdale County Public Schools and the Newton County School System will be commemorating the thirteenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks with a few memorial services.
The Newton County School System has received a $216,010 Mathematics and Science Partnership grant from the Georgia Department of Education.
The Yellow River Water Trail is teaming up with various other local organizations to spruce up the portion of the river running through Newton County.
As the 2014-15 school year comes into full swing, Livingston Elementary has a new Partner in Education.
Fourth District Congressman Hank Johnson will be joining the Honey Creek Country Club for a dinner to discuss contemporary issues on Sept. 3.