Stories by Sean Gruber

Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016

About 200 students take part in service program

Students from Westminster Schools of Augusta spent Tuesday and Wednesday working in food banks, working with the homeless and beautifying creeks as part of the school's Winterim program.
By Sean Gruber

Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016

Dozens of teenagers vow celibacy until marriage at ceremony

After 17-year-old Keone Cooper took her oath of sexual abstinence and her family members placed a sterling silver ring on her finger, she said one word described her experience: "pride."
By Sean Gruber

Friday, Jan. 8, 2016

Meeting will provide update on Murphey, Josey merger

Parents, students and Richmond County school employees will get an update on the ongoing merger of Murphey Middle and T.W. Josey High schools at a community meeting Monday.
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016

Augusta University considers hoverboard ban

Augusta University officials said Thursday that they might join other colleges in banning hoverboards, the popular motorized scooters that have been blamed nationwide for a series of unexpected fires.
By Sean Gruber

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016

Many teachers don't recommend field to others, survey says

More than 60 percent of Georgia public school teachers said they would not recommend that high school students follow them into the education field, according to a survey released Wednesday.
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016

Teachers use work day to focus on testing, planning

Richmond County teachers spent their first work day of 2016 participating in a district-wide professional learning session to better prepare for the upcoming spring semester - courtesy of the end ...
By Sean Gruber

Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016

School board chief looks ahead

The president of the school board says the adoption of the Strategic Waivers School System flexibility option and the growing school-age population are some of the main changes the district will ...
By Sean Gruber

Pardon Our Mess: Asphalt pile on Eighth and Telfair streets

A pile of asphalt located close to the sidewalk and exposed anchor bolts of replaced cross walk poles is at Eighth and Telfair streets.
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015

Flood watch issued for area

The National Weather Service issued a flood watch advisory for the Augusta area, as more rain was predicted to drench counties in Georgia and South Carolina overnight Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
By Sean Gruber

Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015

Augusta Mall hosts gift returners

Shoppers flooded into the Augusta Mall throughout the morning and afternoon hours Saturday, participating in a post-holiday tradition that's becoming more popular nationwide.
By Sean Gruber

Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015

Man shot in robbery in Gordon Highway hotel room

A 53-year-old man was wounded by gunfire during a robbery Friday at a Gordon Highway hotel, authorities say.
By Sean Gruber

Santa flies in to lift spirits of hospitalized children

Santa Claus gave Donner and Blitzen the day off and opted for a helicopter ride into Augusta Re­­gional Air­port on Saturday to visit a group of patients from the Children's Hospital of Geor­gia.
By Sean Gruber

New school standards to be initiated after break

As the Richmond County school district prepares to implement the Strategic Waivers School System flexibility option after Christmas break, school officials are offering more details on how it will ...
By Sean Gruber

Friday, Dec. 18, 2015

Police responding to shooting at Augusta Lodge

Deputies with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office are looking for two suspects involved in a shooting tonight at the Augusta Lodge motel on Gordon Highway.
By Sean Gruber

Augusta Warrior Project to launch year-end giving campaign

AWP President Kim Elle said in a press release that the goal is to assist veterans of all wars and their families, and the organization has already helped over 2,000 veterans during 2015.
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015

Applicants attend education job fair

The fair drew job hopefuls from across Richmond and Columbia County, some arriving an hour early to make sure they were among the first to be interviewed.
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015

Board approves buying land for new school

Board President Helen Minchew said the property near Jimmie Dyess Parkway and Interstate 20 would be an ideal place for a K-8 school meant to serve some of the military families moving to the area.
By Sean Gruber

Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015

Business response low as schools aim to improve job program

Richmond County school officials haven't gotten the response they had hoped for from area businesses in helping them determine the skills students need to have successful trade careers.
By Sean Gruber

Friday, Dec. 11, 2015

Officials optimistic about education law

The Every Student Succeeds Act removes many of the federal standards put in place by the expired No Child Left Behind Act, ending the Common Core mandate and placing more power into the hands of ...
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015

Apple visit has school board talking tech

Richmond County Superintendent of Schools Angela Pringle and her cabinet members stressed the need to incorporate more technology in the classroom.
By Sean Gruber
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