Stories by Sean Gruber

Friday, April 17, 2015

Schools prepare for new cybersecurity curriculum

As five schools in Rich­mond and Columbia counties begin implementing a new "cybersecurity" career pathway this summer, teachers and students are busy preparing for the new curriculum.
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Residents voice support for school flexibility option ahead of board vote

A small crowd of Richmond County residents attended a community meeting discussing the school flexibility option Tuesday, offering their support for what they see as the right option for Augusta ...
By Sean Gruber

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Trenton tracks blocked by derailment open again

Norfolk Southern officials said Sunday the stretch of railroad track blocked by a 36-car train derailment Thursday night had been cleared and was "ready for buisness again."
By Sean Gruber

Man wounded by machete in fight over car

A 25-year-old Augusta man was treated for serious injuries after an argument turned into a fight with blades Sunday afternoon, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office report.
By Sean Gruber

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Trenton evacuees returning home after train derailment

Most of the 30 Trenton residents evacuated Friday night after a Norfolk Southern train derailed were given permission to return to their homes Saturday morning.
By Sean Gruber

Friday, April 10, 2015

Cosmic driving range adds glow light fun to sport

Those not quite ready to leave golf behind as night falls on the Masters green can try their hand at "night golf" at Frist Tee of Augusta's Cosmic Driving Range this weekend.
By Sean Gruber

Friday, April 3, 2015

Enthusiasm for Egg Drop can't be contained

Hundreds of children charged the Augusta Commons green with the battle cry of "drop those eggs" during the city's "Easter Egg Drop" Friday, dashing onto the green to fill their baskets with as ...
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, April 2, 2015

92-foot-tall cross 'beacon of hope'

For Aiken resident Linnie Holsenback, Graniteville's new 92-foot tall cross monument is a placid retreat from the "so many terrible things that happen in this world."
By Sean Gruber

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Graniteville cross offers 'hope'

Graniteville’s new 92-foot-tall cross won’t be dedicated until Thursday evening, but Megiddo Dream Station director Kay Benitez says the cross has already made a huge impression.
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Students take charge for 'Students as Teachers' night

Student teachers spent an hour running mock classrooms, offering lessons on biology, English and mathematics, and using smart boards and videos to augment their lessons. 
By Sean Gruber

Monday, March 30, 2015

Haley praises East Aiken School of the Arts during visit

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley visited the East Aiken School of the Arts where she said "the students are having fun all day and learning in the process."
By Sean Gruber

Friday, March 27, 2015

Schools urged to get back to basics in technical education

As school systems across Georgia start to overhaul their career, technical and agricultural education programs to fit the needs of local employers, they're being encouraged by tradesmen and ...
By Sean Gruber

Richmond County schools add GPS bus tracking

Using the Zonar system, the school system hopes to compile data on route times to create more efficient routes and offer more security to more than 22,000 students and school system employees.
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Westminster event showcases student inventions

Bria Rae Bentley has often watched her grandmother struggle while moving pets around her home. So when the 10-year-old was tasked with building something to solve "everyday problems," she knew ...
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

School system begins overhaul of hiring process

Richmond County school officials are overhauling how teachers are hired and support staffs are supervised, which they say necessary for building stronger bonds between schools and their staff.
By Sean Gruber

Monday, March 23, 2015

School boards oppose Deal legislation

Board of Education members from Richmond and Columbia counties said they strongly opposed Governor Nathan Deal's proposed school opportunity district legislation.
By Sean Gruber

Friday, March 20, 2015

Review sought of schools' career programs

Richmond County Board of Edu­cation members discussed overhauling the school system's approach to Ca­reer and Technical Edu­cation during a retreat Friday.
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Parents experience Hephzibah Middle students' day

13 parents attended Hephzibah Middle School's "Walk in Your Child's Shoes" event Thursday, following their children to their classes to better understand the day-to-day lives of middle school ...
By Sean Gruber

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Tobacco bans a 'normal part of life' for schools

As public school districts across Georgia continue to ban tobacco products, Richmond and Columbia County officials say their long-running bans have become “a normal part” of school life.
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

School board opposes governor plan

Board of Education members unanimously approved a resolution to send a message to local legislators and the Georgia School Board Association voicing their opposition to Governor Deal's "school ...
By Sean Gruber
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