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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Schools watch for standardized test results today

Tubman Middle School Principal Wayne Frazier is among many educators, parents and schoolchildren anxiously awaiting the release of state test results -- a major factor in determining adequate ...
By Greg Gelpi

Monday, July 6, 2009

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

5 local teachers to train at Mickelson Academy

If children aren't engaged in math and science today, this country won't be competitive in the future, said Truman Bell of ExxonMobil.
By Greg Gelpi

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Augusta State enrollment expected to rise again this year

If the number of applications is any indication, Augusta State University is well on its way to another record enrollment.
By Greg Gelpi

Local stores see rise in demand for music

Thursday's sudden death of pop legend Michael Jackson created a run on his music, causing many local stores to sell out and driving a spike in Internet sales.
By Greg Gelpi and Preston Sparks

Gang activity increases, gets more violent

Only a small fraction of Richmond County students were disciplined for gang activity this past school year, but the number grew and the activity became more vicious.<
By Greg Gelpi

Friday, June 26, 2009

Death of Michael Jackson prompting run on music stores

Many shops in Augusta sold out last night.
By Greg Gelpi

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By Greg Gelpi

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Stimulus saves school jobs, but future unclear

Money from the federal stimulus act has saved 457 jobs in the Richmond County school system. But will they last? If the state economy doesn't turn around in the next year or two, jobs saved could ...
By Greg Gelpi

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

Parents can pick kids' schools if there's space

A new Georgia law has given hope to parents such as Sandi Hockenberry who want a greater voice in where their children attend school.
By Donnie Fetter and Greg Gelpi

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Bedden helped by support, hardship

Richmond County Superintendent Dana Bedden has been criticized for being an outsider, someone who doesn't understand the issues facing the inner-city school system of 32,000 children.
By Greg Gelpi

Friday, June 19, 2009

Budget is approved

Pay will be cut and employees will be furloughed, but the Richmond County Board of Education avoided layoffs Thursday when it gave final approval to its fiscal year 2010 budget.
By Greg Gelpi

No schools 'persistently dangerous'

No school in Richmond or Columbia counties will be deemed "persistently dangerous," but each school system did report more than 100 serious criminal offenses for the 2008-09 school year.
By Greg Gelpi

Thursday, June 18, 2009

UPDATE: School board OKs budget

The Richmond County Board of Education approved a $256 million budget this morning.
By Greg Gelpi

Richmond County school budget awaits OK

The Richmond County Board of Education could adopt a budget today that requires nearly all of its employees to chip in to offset a $24.5 million shortfall.
By Greg Gelpi

Area students improve on CRCT math scores

Local students performed better this year on Georgia's tougher math standards than they did on their first attempt a year ago, according to official results released Wednesday by the Georgia ...
By Greg Gelpi

73-year-old attains her GED at Augusta Tech

When Mary Lou Walker wants something, nothing will stop her from attaining it.
By Greg Gelpi

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Deal with Bible college is OK'd

The Richmond County Board of Education moved forward with the sale of one of its properties Tuesday evening and held off on the sale of another.
By Greg Gelpi
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Commissioners leaning toward not funding groups

Commissioners have stressed needs over wants in the new package after the first SPLOST 7 referendum failed last year, and despite impassioned presentations Tuesday, leaders did not change their minds.
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