Stories by Sean Gruber

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

T.W. Josey student praises principal

A student from T.W. Josey High School gave a public comment during a board of education meeting, giving examples of how she feels school Principal Lee changed the student culture.
By Sean Gruber

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

School board candidate's claims fall short

Franklyn Beckles has an impressive resume, but many of Beckles' claims are demonstrably false, and others are exaggerated.
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Lifelong resident wants schools to thrive

School board candidate Charlie Hannah said he wants to serve the schools he grew up with and continues to visit by introducing a new focus on trade-based electives and doing "more with less."
By Sean Gruber

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Josey student remembered by school, community

Throughout Recardell Sheppard's memorial service the students, parents, staff and community members who came to celebrate Sheppard's life and accomplishments joined together through their shared ...
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

Revamped student advisory program examined

Officials detailed the next iteration of Richmond County schools' Student Advisory Program during a Board of Education committee meeting Tuesday.
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014

East Augusta businesses linked to Hornsby school, community

As the tour van wheels its way across the property and its passengers pepper their guide with questions, it’s obvious that DSM’s plant is a world unfamiliar to the community that surrounds it.
By Sean Gruber

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

Georgia's First Lady reads to Augusta kids

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program, launching at many Georgia libraries this week, encourages parents to read at least three books a day to their children up to school age.
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

Area SAT scores released

Both SAT scores and participation rates increased in Columbia County compared to last year, but scores and test takers dropped in Richmond County.
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

Georgia colleges ban tobacco products, some students skeptical

As 31 Georgia universities adopt a ban on all tobacco products colleges in and near Augusta enthusiastically support the measure, but some students unsure the bans will really stop smoking on ...
By Sean Gruber

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Schools prepare for new tests

As Georgia's Department of Education prepares to implement the Georgia Milestones assessment system in December, Richmond County school officials and teachers are trying to adapt to the new ...
By Sean Gruber

Students face charges after school brawl

Eight T.W. Josey High School students are facing criminal charges following a fight that broke out in the school's hallways last Thursday.
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Martinez middle school earns 'blue ribbon'

Columbia County's Stallings Island Middle School was named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.
By Sean Gruber

Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

River Road Advisory Panel sets open house

The River Road Advisory Panel will be holding an open house at W.S. Hornsby K-8 School on Oct 9 at 3 p.m., inviting community members to quiz the organizing industries about their work and role in ...
By Sean Gruber

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

Elbert High band gets apology for Augusta visit

The Richmond County School System issued an apology to Elbert County Comprehensive High School after a "miscommunication" caused the marching band to not perform last week.
By Sean Gruber

Local calls to ban books are rare

As the library association observes its Banned Books Week initiative to increase awareness of censorship and banning of medias, both the Augusta-Richmond County public library and school systems ...
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

School system hosts parental involvement meeting

The Richmond County school system held the first of several scheduled "parent involvement" workshops to inform the public of programs to raise involvement in local schools.
By Sean Gruber

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

Superintendent holds first listening session

Richmond County schools Superintendent Angela Pringle held the first in a series of community listening events at the Academy of Richmond County on Monday, answering questions fielded by a small ...
By Sean Gruber

Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014

Hugo still haunts 25 years later

After 25 years, Hurricane Hugo not only looms large in the minds of those who witnessed its power, but also continues to provide lessons for emergency management services in the Richmond and ...
By Sean Gruber

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Heritage Academy completes renovations

As Heritage Academy celebrated the $2.5 million worth of renovations to the school, its executive director gave credit to those who helped make it possible.
By Sean Gruber

Two Butler High students arrested

Two Butler High School students are facing criminal charges after a gun sale on school property.
By Sean Gruber

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Democrats target turnout for Sunday voting

Registered voters in Augusta-Richmond County can cast ballots in the Nov. 4 election from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Advance Voting Center at Augusta Municipal Building, 530 Greene St.
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