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OXFORD — Oxford College of Emory University renamed a historic campus building after the late Judge Horace J. Johnson Jr., an Oxford alumnus who became the first Black judge to serve on the Superior Court in the Alcovy Judicial Circuit, and established an endowment for need-based scholarship…

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CONYERS – Georgia Milestones test scores for 2020-2021 were released recently for Rockdale County Public Schools and the state. It is important to note these scores should be interpreted in context due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and year-to-year comparisons should not be made for school- and …

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CONYERS — Two graduates of Rockdale County high schools are among 15 students from 11 states receiving scholarships totaling $40,000 from the Education Theatre Association (EdTA). The scholarships are available to members of the International Thespian Society, an honor society for high schoo…

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COVINGTON — Newton County School System students and staff have once again stepped up to the plate to help the local community by collecting food for those in need. During the school system’s annual Can-A-Thon, a total of 16,407 items of food was collected.

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COVINGTON — Gov. Brian Kemp signed an executive order Monday afternoon mandating that all Georgia schools — elementary, secondary and post-secondary — would be closed until March 31 as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, leaving many parents scrambling to find child care services that may not…

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COVINGTON —At the Covington Elk Lodge's annual Youth Night Award ceremony, the Lodge presented the J.W. Rutledge Educational Award to the organization “Gentlemen in the Making," a young mens’ club at Eastside High School.

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CONYERS — Rockdale County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Terry Oatts announced Tuesday that all RCPS schools and offices will remain closed until after Spring Break and will plan to reopen April 13. 

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COVINGTON -- As a result of the recent confirmation of a COVID-19 diagnosis in the school system, all Newton County Schools will be closed for at least 10 school days. 

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CONYERS — The Rockdale County UGA Extension Office, in conjunction with the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners and Rockdale County Public Schools, is hosting the Teen B.E.A.M.S. event at the Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Drive SW on Thursday, March 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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COVINGTON — Piedmont Academy’s middle school FFA students have spent the current semester completing a unit on poultry.

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CONYERS — The recent resignation of Katrina McCollum-Young, chairwoman of the Rockdale County Board of Education, has created an opening that will be filled by appointment by Rockdale County Chief Superior Court Judge David Irwin.

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COVINGTON — Literacy is definitely on the move in Newton County as the Newton Foundation for Educational Excellence was recently awarded a $10,000 Golden Grant from McDonald’s of Greater Atlanta to provide additional support to the Newton County School System’s mobile Book Bus program.

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CONYERS — On Thursday, Feb. 27, the Rockdale County Public Schools Fine Arts Department, Conyers Rockdale Council of the Arts, the city of Conyers and Piedmont Rockdale Hospital hosted the fifth annual Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival Rockdale Student Photography Showcase at the hospital.

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COVINGTON — The Newton County School System recently announced that the Dart Foundation awarded approximately $14,000 in grants to three schools — Cousins Middle School, Newton College & Career Academy and RISE Academy.

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COVINGTON— After two cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) were reported in Fulton County and confirmed by Gov. Brian Kemp Monday night, Newton County Public Schools Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey offered reassurance to parents, families and other stakeholders addressing district-wide pandemic…

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CONYERS — After two cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) were reported in Fulton County and confirmed by Gov. Brian Kemp Monday night, Rockdale County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Terry Oatts offered reassurance to parents, families and other stakeholders addressing district-wide pandemi…

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COVINGTON — Twelve Newton County high school students have been named semi-finalists for the 2020 Governor’s Honors Program.

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COVINGTON — The Newton County School System was well represented at the recent Griffin RESA (Regional Educational Service Agency) 2019 Regional Literacy Days Poetry Recitation, Ready Writing and Drama Competition as 14 students brought home awards.

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