Stories by Greg Gelpi

Sunday, Aug 9, 2009

State boards lack Augusta representation

Dana Bedden is an educated man, but the Richmond County school superintendent has trouble coming up with the answer to a certain question.
By Greg Gelpi and Mike Wynn

Thursday, Aug 6, 2009

More AP classes to be offered at Laney

Despite budgetary challenges, the new Advanced Placement academy at Laney High School is expected to be up and running when school starts Friday.
By Greg Gelpi

Many students rezoned in Richmond County

With the opening of one school, the closing of another and efforts to "rightsize" others, back to school could prove a little more confusing than usual for some Richmond County parents.
By Greg Gelpi

Friday, July 31, 2009

Sons recall Scott's devotion to education

The three Scott brothers would be lounging around, playing and watching TV, much like typical children, but one would always stand guard as a lookout.
By Greg Gelpi

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Joe Scott funeral service held

Family and friends gathered at Tabernacle Baptist Church in downtown Augusta this afternoon to remember the life of school board member Joe Scott.
By Connor Threlkeld and Greg Gelpi

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Richmond County to furlough teachers Feb. 15

The Richmond County school system is digging into the wallets of its employees -- again -- to get itself out of a $7.2 million financial hole.
By Greg Gelpi

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Richmond schoolteachers facing more furloughs to trim budget

All Richmond County school employees, including teachers, will be furloughed one day, Superintendent Dana Bedden announced this afternoon during a news conference on how he plans to offset a $7.2 ...
By Greg Gelpi

Furloughs ahead for MCG, ASU

Six days of furloughs lie ahead for Medical College of Georgia and Augusta State University personnel, and potentially even layoffs for some at MCG, as schools submitted their plans Monday for ...
By Greg Gelpi and Tom Corwin

Sunday, July 26, 2009

89 percent of students found guilty at tribunals

On a Monday in October, the aunt of a Richmond County student received a letter stating that she and her nephew needed to show up four days later to the school board's office prepared to defend ...
By Greg Gelpi

School board member, 73, dies at home

Joe Scott, the often outspoken member of the Richmond County Board of Education, died in his sleep Saturday morning.
By Greg Gelpi

Saturday, July 25, 2009

School board member Joe Scott dies

Longtime educator who represented District 5 died this morning. School board will meet Monday to discuss filling Mr. Scott's seat.
By Greg Gelpi

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Richmond County schools face extra $6.5 million in cuts

Last week, the board voted against raising taxes slightly more than $8 for a $100,000 house, sticking Superintendent Dana Bedden with a $1.1 million shortfall and gambling that state funding ...
By Greg Gelpi

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Augusta Tech plans to offset budget cut

Augusta Technical College and other members of the Technical College System of Georgia are preparing for the possible axing of another 3 percent from their budgets.
By Greg Gelpi

Monday, July 20, 2009

Forty years later, moon mission not such a big deal, educators say

While it still inspires, today's generation not as interested in moon mission importance
By Greg Gelpi and Preston Sparks

Principal pushes juvenile prisoners forward

Audrey Armistad is known affectionately as the Rottweiler, unafraid to go nose to nose with juveniles imprisoned at Augusta's Youth Development Campus.
By Greg Gelpi

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Significance fading among youth

Forty years ago, eyes around the world focused on grainy black-and-white television sets to watch the first moon walk, but interest in the historic event and in the moon itself might be waning.
By Greg Gelpi and Preston Sparks

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Chancellor: Budget cuts push schools to limit

The University System of Georgia is getting closer to the breaking point at an increasing rate of speed, Chancellor Erroll B. Davis Jr. said Friday.
By Greg Gelpi
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State officials try to calm roadway extension concerns

State officials met with a group to calm concerns that construction could cause soil and stream contamination and damage personal property, public health and the local environment.
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