Stories by Sean Gruber

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Christian family likes to fly

When Frank Christian, 79, greeted relatives at his home for Thanksgiving, he welcomed a family that has fully embraced aviation and piloting. Each member of his close family has experience inside ...
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Georgia writing test scores see gains

The Georgia Department of Education released statewide results for the High School Writing Test on Tuesday, with data showing more special education and English learners meeting or exceeding ...
By Sean Gruber

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Board of Education hears school system flexibility options

All Georgia school systems must send a letter to the Georgia Department of Education on June 30, 2015 choosing one of three options offering varying levels of autonomy.
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

High School students test trade skills

The Augusta Exchange Club Fairgrounds smelled like sawdust and sounded like a construction site Thursday as high school students participated in the first East Georgia Workforce Development ...
By Sean Gruber

GRU urges smokers to quit

Georgia Regents University observed the American Cancer Society's Great American Smoke­out campaign Thursday with "commit to quit" stations to encourage students, staff and community members ...
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

School board discusses health screening for athletes

During the Board of Education’s committee meeting on Tuesday, representatives from University Hospital discussed establishing a program to offer free health screenings to Richmond County student ...
By Sean Gruber

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Board OKs Glenn Hills, Goshen school construction

The Board of Education tentatively approved construction projects at Glenn Hills High and Goshen Elementary schools, adding several million dollars' worth of renovations and new features to the ...
By Sean Gruber

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Students embrace technical classes, skills

More than 1,000 students at the Academy of Richmond County are involved in technical education courses, and many said they feel more engaged and prepared because of the classes they take.
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Columbia County students show off STEM projects

Columbia County's STEM Showcase is designed to help foster relationships between Columbia County middle schools and companies invested in science andn engineering. 
By Sean Gruber

School officials meet with lawmakers

Richmond County school board members voiced concerns about budget cuts and charter school changes to state legislators Thursday, hoping the session could help them influence those developing next ...
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

GRU named 'military friendly' school

Georgia Regents University has been rated one of the best schools for transitioning military veterans by Victory Media publishing group.
By Sean Gruber

Junior ROTC serve on Veterans Day

The students making up the Cross Creek and Butler High School ROTC programs spent their Veterans Day exactly how they wanted: serving those who have served them.
By Sean Gruber

Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014

Richmond County Teacher of the Year inspires others

Richmond County Teacher of the Year JaVonne Jones earned the title through her work ethic and passionate love of her job, according to those who know her.
By Sean Gruber

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Students learn to live without technology

The Academy of Richmond County held a "Blackout Day" event Friday, cutting off the classroom lights and asking students to put away their digital devices and experience life without the technology ...
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

SC representative awards scholarship funds

South Carolina Rep. J. Roland Smith established a new scholarship fund Thursday, contributing $20,000 in financial aid to Aiken Technical College students.
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Hannah wins school seat by big margin

Richmond County School Board candidate Charlie Hannah handily defeated rival Franklyn Beckles and gained the District 2 seat Tuesday night, winning the election by more than 2,000 votes.
By Sean Gruber

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Deer Chase teacher named Richmond County's best

Deer Chase Elementary music teacher JaVonne Jones was named Richmond County's 2014 teacher of the year Monday night.
By Sean Gruber

Deal, Perdue visit Augusta during state tour

Georgia gubernatorial incumbent Nathan Deal's and U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue's met supporters during a campaign stop at Daniel Field.
By Sean Gruber

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Gusty winds, cool temps on the way

A blast of Canadian air, pushed south by a "deep upper trough," will bring strong winds and cooler temperatures through South Carolina's and Georgia's central corridors, effecting cities from ...
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Deputy superintendent retiring

Deputy Superintendent Tim Spivey took an unconventional route to becoming one of the most influential officials in the Richmond County school system.
By Sean Gruber

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