Stories by Benjamin Price

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008

School's incentives slash rate of truancy

ATHENS, Ga. --- Every month, Hilsman Middle School students get a reward just for coming to school every day.
By Benjamin Price

Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008

Slain official was student favorite

Senior Veronica Bolds knows Saturday will be an emotional day for the Clarke Central High School community.
By Benjamin Price

Monday, Nov. 26, 2007

Scientist sees gray water risk

ATHENS, Ga. --- Whether it's labeled gray, purple or black, reused water isn't safe for outdoor watering without some form of treatment, said a University of Georgia hydrology expert.
By Benjamin Price

Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007

Pioneer Days is peek at frontier life

ATHENS, Ga. --- Second-grader Andrew Hensen isn't so sure he would enjoy elementary school during the era when Pilgrims and American Indians held their first Thanksgiving more than 300 years ago.
By Benjamin Price

Monday, Nov. 5, 2007

Girls face higher hurdles

ATHENS - Christy Whitley was 15 when she dropped out of Clarke Central High School.
By Benjamin Price

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007

Bulldogs' kicker is victim of burglary

ATHENS, Ga. - A few hours after he kicked the game-winning field goal in Georgia's 20-17 win over Vanderbilt on Saturday, Georgia placekicker Brandon Coutu's emotions went from pure elation to ...
By Benjamin Price

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007

UGA hears call for child care

ATHENS, Ga. - Standing in front of 300 demonstrators pushing strollers, holding babies, toting signs and shouting slogans for better on-campus child care, University of Georgia President Michael ...
By Benjamin Price

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007

Soldier killed after son's birth

ATHENS, Ga. - A Watkinsville soldier died in Iraq this weekend just hours after his son was born.
By Benjamin Price

Monday, Sept. 24, 2007

Water ban threatens campus greenery

ATHENS, Ga. - University of Georgia groundskeepers no longer will water campus lawns and athletic fields in observance of the strict local watering ban.
By Benjamin Price

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007

SAT inaccuracies have some seeking answers

JEFFERSON, Ga. - Jefferson High School tops most lists for best schools in the state, but when its SAT average slipped last year, administrators wondered why.
By Benjamin Price

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007

Teacher resigns amid drug charge

ATHENS, Ga. - A Winterville woman resigned from her teaching job at Oglethorpe Elementary last week after police arrested her there on a drug charge.
By Benjamin Price

Friday, Aug 31, 2007

Reserve unit nears its end

ATHENS, Ga. - An Army Reserve unit stationed in Athens for more than 40 years will lower its colors for the final time this month.
By Benjamin Price

Friday, July 13, 2007

Board approves Greene County charter school

ATLANTA - The state Board of Education gave official approval this morning to allow a controversial Greene County charter school to open this fall.
By Benjamin Price

Thursday, July 12, 2007

State board will vote on school

ATLANTA - The state Department of Education's charter committee did not vote on a controversial Greene County charter school petition Wednesday, leaving the school's fate in the hands of the full ...
By Benjamin Price

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Charter school proposal sparks fears of segregation

GREENSBORO, Ga. - Greene County - halfway between Augusta and Atlanta - is a community divided by a highway.
By Benjamin Price

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Ham users get practice

ATHENS, Ga. - Located in a complex of antennas, tents and electric generators at Athens-Ben Epps Airport, about 20 amateur radio enthusiasts spent the weekend talking into microphones and ...
By Benjamin Price

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Math teachers get lesson in relevance

ATHENS, Ga. - If you walk into a department store to buy $26 worth of clothes at 7 percent sales tax, how much will you owe? If you give the cashier two $20 bills, how much change should she hand ...
By Benjamin Price
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