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Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Resident helped more than 9,000 register to vote

Shirley Woodley, 65, has registered more than 9,000 people in Richmond County between 2008 and 2012 and more since then.
By Tracey McManus

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Students warned about drug use, violence

The presentation was part of the Dream Builders of America's Youth organization's outreach to help steer teens away from drugs and violence and into careers and education.
By Tracey McManus

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Grad rates show improvement by local school systems

Graduation rates in both Richmond and Columbia counties followed the statewide trend of slow and steady increases in 2014, although progress in individual schools varied greatly.
By Tracey McManus

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Romney campaigns in Augusta

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney told a crowd of about 300 people in Augusta on Wednesday that the key to helping the middle class, creating jobs and solving poverty is to vote ...
By Tracey McManus

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Commission delays new animal ordinances

The Augusta Commission voted 9-0 to send the package back to the public safety committee and to form a committee of dog owners to provide feedback and suggestions.  
By Tracey McManus

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

ARC to honor 1956 championship team

Because the championship year of 1956 has never lost its glory in Richmond Academy football lore, the team will be honored Thursday at the third annual ARC Hall of Fame banquet, where 10 alumni ...
By Tracey McManus

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Forum addresses sexual abuse in schools

At a panel discussion about child sexual abuse hosted by human rights group I Breathe I Rise on Friday, about 150 people heard about the signs and effects of abuse, best policies for school ...
By Tracey McManus

Acting president reinstated after Paine protest

About 300 Paine College students, faculty and alumni boycotted the Founders’ Day Convocation ceremony Friday morning and peacefully protested outside of the chapel, demanding the school’s ...
By Tracey McManus

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Autistic student crowned Josey's homecoming queen

When she was crowned Josey's 2014 homecoming queen Saturday, Adejah, 17, became Richmond County's first special education student ever to earn the title.
By Tracey McManus

Paine faculty want board chairman to step down

Paine College faculty members asked for the resignation of Silas Norman on Thursday after the Board of Trustees chairman orchestrated the removal of acting President Samuel Sullivan earlier this week.
By Tracey McManus

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Fired Paine VP sues school

Brandon Brown says he is owed a balance for the remaining three years and nine months of his contract totalling $430,000.
By Tracey McManus

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

Former DA responds to criticism after NAACP bans Smith

In his letter to the state NAACP president, Danny Craig did not explain why charges were never pursued against former Josey band director Charles Smith, but said the ivestigator was diligent in ...
By Tracey McManus

Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

NAACP removes Augusta chapter president

The Georgia NAACP removed Charles Smith as president of the Augusta NAACP branch Sunday evening, according to state president Francys Johnson.
By Tracey McManus

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014

Educator misconduct an unwanted reality

Since 2000, more than 240 teachers in Georgia have had their certifications revoked due to inappropriate relationships, sexual harassment or committing a sexual act with students, including two ...
By Tracey McManus

Smith's accusers say trauma from school days lingers

Ebony Harvey said the harassment she faced shaped her into an adult who rarely trusts others. Linda Martin said she suffered years of post-traumatic stress disorder. Both accused their band ...
By Tracey McManus

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

Group reviews past allegations against NAACP chapter's leader

With testimony from more than 20 students, and after two girls took and passed polygraph tests, Charles Smith was never criminally charged. He was allowed to retire quietly, avoid prosecution, and ...
By Tracey McManus

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

Cain seeks new term on Board of Education

After eight years on the Board of Education, Venus Cain said her work serving students and educators is not over yet.
By Tracey McManus

Animal services board members resign

Five of the 10 Augusta Animal Services advisory board members resigned in the last two days after months of frustration over a high euthanasia rate and what they call the shelter director?s lack ...
By Tracey McManus

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014

Swanagan says he will enact changes if elected to BOE

James Swanagan is challenging three-term incumbent Venus Cain for the Board of Education District 9 seat in the Nov. 4 election.
By Tracey McManus

Top school administrators leaving

Deputy Superintendent Tim Spivey said he is retiring Oct. 31 after a 33-year career in Richmond County. Chief Human Resources Officer Norman Hill also submitted his resignation effective Nov. 5.
By Tracey McManus

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Kettle donations rise in 2014

After a disappointing showing last year, donations to the Salvation Army's local Red Kettle Campaign have risen nearly 20 percent in 2014.
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