Greg Gelpi

Early retirement for Augusta city workers discussed

The pot could be sweetened to encourage Augusta-Richmond County employees to take early retirement, potentially saving taxpayers an estimated $2... Read more

18 schools' gains on tests raised suspicions

Eighteen schools in Georgia -- none in the Augusta area -- made such drastic gains on state testing last year that their improvements were... Read more

Judge hopes for truancy overhaul

Children are no longer being dragged into Richmond County Juvenile Court after a few unexcused absences.

Juvenile Court Judge Ben Allen... Read more

List of schools in cheating scandal still secret

The larger list of Georgia elementary schools suspected of cheating on state tests won't be known for at least a few more days because an official... Read more

School work doesn't stop in summer months

Summer vacation isn't always a summer break for Richmond County educators.

"I think that would apply for everybody," Math Coordinator... Read more

CRCT math scores vary widely

Georgia's children made gains in math, but a closer look at test scores shows wide swings -- both up and down -- in Richmond County.

For... Read more

Schools watch for standardized test results today

Tubman Middle School could be removed from the dreaded "needs improvement" list for the first time, but no one will be at the school to celebrate... Read more

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.

The... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more