Special Weather Statement until 5:15AM EDT SAT

This bulletin remains in effect until 5:15 am Saturday for Rockdale County, GA

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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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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 —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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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 — 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 — 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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COVINGTON — The seniors in Catherine Sikes’ anatomy and physiology class at Piedmont Academy have been working on a Hematology/Blood unit and students got to test their blood types using field blood typing kits.

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Feb. 22 — The Newton County School System will host a Teacher Job Fair at Newton High School on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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CONYERS —After serving 12 years on the Rockdale Board of Education, Thursday night was Chairwoman Katrina McCollum-Young’s bittersweet and final BOE meeting.

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