Stories by Stephanie Toone

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Student: Gays have 'identity confusion'

A student who is suing Augusta State University says she considers gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender lifestyles as "identity confusion."
By Stephanie Toone

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Christian student sues ASU

An Augusta State University graduate student is facing dismissal from the counseling program unless she silences her convictions on homosexuality and gender identity, according to court documents.
By Stephanie Toone

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Democrats trash idea of reducing pickups

Augusta voters concerned about pungent odors made it clear Tuesday that garbage collection should remain twice a week.
By Stephanie Toone

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Dog bites are common but preventable

Richmond County saw 226 dog-bite incidents last year and 116 so far this year. The incidents occur most often in the summer, said Sharon Broady, the Augusta Animal Services director.
By Stephanie Toone

Friday, July 16, 2010

Special Olympians ready for nationals

Three Special Olympians from the Augusta area will travel to Lincoln, Neb., this weekend.
By Stephanie Toone

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Frazier keeps license in exchange for plea

An administrative law judge rescinded the suspension of Wayne Frazier’s license during a hearing Tuesday.
By Stephanie Toone

Fort Gordon welcomes back troops

Nearly 700 people gathered at Fort Gordon's gymnasium for the long-awaited return of about 300 unit members of the 35th Signal Brigade and the 67th Signal Battalion, which provided tactical ...
By Stephanie Toone

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Police arrest man in July 4 shooting, death

Authorities have arrested a man accused of shooting two people and murdering one on the Fourth of July.
By Stephanie Toone

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Candidates continue to report funds

Two of the three local candidates who filed financial disclosures Friday have not raised money in their campaigns for office.
By Stephanie Toone

Friday, July 9, 2010

Fifth-graders improve most

Fifth-graders in Richmond and Columbia counties showed the most improvement on math and reading portions of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test, according to results released Thursday.
By Donnie Fetter and Stephanie Toone

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

80 Ga. educators under suspicion

The Richmond County School System is one of 14 districts under investigation by the Governor's Office of Student Achievement for possible cheating on last year's Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests.
By Stephanie Toone

Problems halt Vogtle plans

Construction on two sites at Plant Vogtle has been suspended after contractors conducted an internal audit Thursday that revealed certain parts of background checks were not documented in writing.
By Stephanie Toone

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Isakson applauds work of facility

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., visited Fort Gordon's Dwight D. Eisenhower Neuroscience Center Tuesday.
By Stephanie Toone

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Doctor, Petraeus exchange e-mail

In even a leisurely five-mile run, Dr. Chris White said, his college roommate aspired to be the best.
By Stephanie Toone

Glenn Hills to get Emory grant

Emory University officials announced today that the Richmond County School System would be the recipient of a $10,000 grant to open a health care center at Glenn Hills High School.
By Stephanie Toone

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Students learn from summer of service

Ten summer AmeriCorps volunteers are working with at-risk children at Augusta agencies. The program's main goal is to fight poverty and promote education.
By Stephanie Toone

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Helping financially burdened

A local stimulus-funded program has thus far provided more than $50,000 in rental and utilities assistance.
By Stephanie Toone

Monday, June 28, 2010

Transportation chief started as bus driver

Jimmie Wiley, Richmond County's new director of transportation, started as a substitute bus driver.
By Stephanie Toone

High crash numbers cost city

In the past year, school and public transit buses in Augusta have been involved in 85 crashes and cost taxpayers more than $260,000 in claims.
By Stephanie Toone

No tax increase in final budget

Despite a $770,000 cut in state funding last week, the Richmond County Board of Education approved Monday a recommended 2011 budget without increasing property taxes.
By Stephanie Toone
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