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Thursday, July 24, 2014

New tool evaluates student growth

In a new evaluation tool released Thursday, the effectiveness of Georgia schools is no longer measured just by how many students pass standardized tests but also by how much individual growth ...
By Tracey McManus

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Coordinator could be hired at animal services

Animal Services Director Sharon Broady is proposing the city hire a full-time animal adoption coordinator who would work to place dogs and cats in homes to drive down the shelter's 70 percent kill ...
By Tracey McManus

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Jones tallies 61 percent of vote, defeats Johnson

Crediting his win on the community's desire for change in politics, attorney Harold Jones swept the state Senate District 22 runoff race for a seat in the Georgia legislature.
By Tracey McManus

Monday, July 21, 2014

Augusta Christian delays college plan

A two-year college that Au­gusta Christian Schools planned to open this fall has been postponed for one year.
By Tracey McManus

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Web site blasts Paine president, seeks his ouster

Allegations of financial and ethical wrongdoing by Paine College officials were published on a Web site launched this month by an anonymous source.
By Tracey McManus

No wrongdoing found in Laney grade changes

Superintendent Frank Roberson said all changes made in May before final grades were submitted were justified and reflect updates made after students completed makeup work using online credit recovery.
By Tracey McManus

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Commission OKs animal adoption plan

Under the plan approved rescue groups can enter the facility and identify which animals they'd like for adoption. Then Augusta Animal Services will transport unaltered animals for surgery.
By Tracey McManus

Monday, July 14, 2014

Praying for church's survival

More than 50 people gathered at Trinity's original site on Taylor and Eighth streets to pray it could be saved from possible demolition.
By Tracey McManus

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Rescue co-founder makes accusations against shelter

A co-founder of an animal rescue says that at least one diseased puppy died after the Augusta Animal Services director refused to allow his group to bring it to a veterinarian.
By Tracey McManus

Monday, July 7, 2014

Family protests stun-gun death

After more than a year without answers, the family of a man who died from being shocked five times with a stun gun by a sheriff's deputy held a protest to demand justice.
By Tracey McManus

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Senate District 22 candidates tout differences

Corey Johnson and Harold Jones have built their platforms on similar issues, such as restoring education funding and spurring economic growth. But each say their backgrounds and experience set ...
By Tracey McManus

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Historic church's fate uncertain as cleanup continues

Since Atlanta Gas Light started a multi-million decontamination project on the grounds of Trinity CME Church and the surrounding area in 2003, the historic landmark has sat vacant and ...
By Tracey McManus

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Nonprofit hopes to restore Harrisburg

The nonprofit Turn Back the Block is building momentum in its goal to return Harrisburg to the thriving, family-oriented community it was decades ago by offering affordable mortgages to people who ...
By Tracey McManus

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Richmond Academy seeks to preserve history with museum

A history museum is being constructed in the Academy of Richmond County media center to house photographs, documents, athletic items, and other artifacts from its 230-year legacy.
By Tracey McManus

Friday, June 20, 2014

GRU students check up on nursery workers

To help reach the underserved Hispanic community, Georgia Regents University students provided free health screenings to more than 300 farm workers at Costa Layman Nurseries in Trenton, S.C.
By Tracey McManus

House OKs defense bill protecting ROTCs

The Army would be blocked from closing any college ROTC units next fiscal year under an amendment to a defense appropriations bill that was passed by the U.S. House on Friday.
By Tracey McManus

Shelter might ship animals north

With 6,500 unwanted animals euthanized last year at Augusta Animal Services, more than 70 percent of the dogs and cats dumped there, some shelter officials are pushing to transport dogs to the ...
By Tracey McManus

Paine president asks for continued support

A day after Paine College was sanctioned for repeating three years of financial and management failures, President George C. Bradley assured the community that the college "has made great strides" ...
By Tracey McManus

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Fruit, vegetables filling markets, stands

Produce stands on both sides of the Savannah River are boasting lush fruits and vegetables from local growers they say rival what's found in grocery stores in both freshness and taste. 
By Tracey McManus

Paine placed on probation

Paine College was placed on probation by its accrediting body Thursday, the most severe and final sanction possible before accreditation is revoked.
By Tracey McManus
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