Stories by Sean Gruber

Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015

Remembering Davidson

Almost 100 alumni, teachers and students gathered Saturday to offer farewells to the old John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School building.
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015

Goodbye set for old Davidson school

More than 100 John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School alumni, teachers and students are expected to gather to say goodbye to the old Davidson building on Telfair Street on Saturday, celebrating ...
By Sean Gruber

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015

Bridge Ministry event helps needy families

Hundreds of needy Augusta residents received free Thanksgiving meals and warm clothing during the Bridge Ministry Thanksgiving Celebration held at the James Brown Arena Saturday.
By Sean Gruber

Poor results prompt schools to begin preparations for next Milestones

School district officials said they are taking steps to prepare students and teachers for the next wave of Milestones testing during the upcoming spring semester.
By Sean Gruber

Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

University loses bid for Aiken County hospital

University Hospital was denied a Certificate of Need for building a 50-bed hospital in Aiken County by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015

Event at fairground tests students' trade skills

Students from 11 different high school technical programs statewide participated in the East Georgia Workforce Development Alliance Skills Challenge in construction-related competition ranging ...
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015

RCBOE approves bid for Murphey-Josey merger

The Board of Education approved a bid of more than $12 million for renovations at T.W. Josey High School during a regular board meeting Tuesday, taking another step toward merging the school with ...
By Sean Gruber

Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

Local students struggle with Milestones test

Students from Richmond and Columbia counties struggled with the first round of Georgia Milestones testing, according to results released Monday.
By Sean Gruber

Paine passes fundraising goal

Paine College has received over $264,000 donations since the start of the "Build it Back" rally held last Tuesday, exceeding its $250,000 fundraising goal.
By Sean Gruber

Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015

Pardon Our Mess: Removed lamppost

A lamp post was removed from its foundation at Reynolds and 13th street, leaving wire exposed.
By Sean Gruber

Studies show lack of geography skills

According to a report released by the Government Ac­count­ability Office last month, roughly 73 percent of eighth-grade students taking the National Assessment of Educa­tio­nal ...
By Sean Gruber

Friday, Nov. 13, 2015

Milestones test results to be released Monday

The state Department of Education will release the school and district level scores for the first wave of Georgia Milestones test Monday.
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

As grad rates climb, school officials cite 'personalized learning'

High school graduation rates are climbing, and school officials said they hope to continue the trend with a mix of "personalized learning" and a focus on intervening with struggling students as ...
By Sean Gruber

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

Officials: Paine rally raised more than $200,000

Vice President of Institutional Advancement Sunya Young said the college was still receiving gifts, and officials were still working to tally up total donations.
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015

Hundreds attend Paine College fundraiser

Roughly 300 people filled the Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel, singing hymn, offering prayers and delivering envelopes containing money to help the struggling school.
By Sean Gruber

Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015

Bernie Sanders talks 'real issues' during Aiken stop

Hundreds listened to Demo­cratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at the USC Aiken Convocation Center on Saturday as he discussed his progressive policies on health care, income equality ...
By Sean Gruber

Friday, Nov. 6, 2015

Paine leader says late wages paid

Paine College's interim president said the school has a "balanced budget" and has paid employees who did not get a paycheck last week, but he warned of additional cuts or shortfalls in the future ...
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015

Hephzibah High School to host resource fair

Educational and health organizations will provide information on the programs and services they can offer to families struggling with medical or financial issues.
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015

Georgia secretary of state promotes 'SEC Primary'

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp's "SEC primary" plan moves up the primary election dates for several Southern states so they "play a more relevant role" in the 2016 presidential election.
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015

Amerigroup gives supplies, money to schools

Representatives from Amerigroup Community Care of Georgia delivered boxes of school supplies and a $500 check for any additional needs.
By Sean Gruber
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