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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

ARC seeking Hall of Fame nominations

The Academy of Richmond County is accepting nominations for a third round of notable alumni to be inducted into its Hall of Fame.
By Tracey McManus

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Woman offers kidney to stranger

The blood work came back in spring 2010 with good news: Dental hygienist Pam Ochiltree was a match for her patient Corey Hymon, who needed a kidney transplant. Then Ochiltree got a phone call that ...
By Tracey McManus

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Augusta workers see benefits of wage increase

The Augusta Chronicle asked a sample of minimum wage workers to explain what its like to live off these wages. These are their stories.
By Tracey McManus

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Local birdwatchers aid in effort to save blackbird

Once one of the most common land birds in North America, the Rusty Blackbird's drastic 95 percent decline over the past 40 years has puzzled biologists and prompted a nationwide call for help.
By Tracey McManus

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

School board forgives missed days

The Richmond County Board of Education voted Tuesday to scrap a decision requiring students and employees to make up three of the six school days lost to winter weather.
By Tracey McManus

School board approves four school closings

Before final action can be taken, Georgia law requires the board to hold two additional public hearings for input, which will take place on March 26 and 27.
By Tracey McManus

Monday, March 10, 2014

'Rightsizing' effort still under scrutiny

The Richmond County Board of Education will decide whether to approve various school closure and merger proposals at a called meeting Tuesday. The scenarios sparked major concerns from the public ...
By Tracey McManus

Thursday, March 6, 2014

School makeup Saturday conflicts with 300-teacher workshop

More than 300 Richmond County teachers are registered to attend all-day training at Georgia Regents University on March 22, the Saturday make-up day. 
By Tracey McManus

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Returning soldier surprises little girl

Lunchtime was almost over and Janiah Norman had just finished her lasagna and strawberry milk when she spotted him at the cafeteria door.
By Tracey McManus

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

Scholarship aims to produce STEM teachers

Rising juniors majoring in one of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields are eligible for GRU's PRESTIGE Scholarship in exchange for agreeing to teach in a high-needs school ...
By Tracey McManus

Monday, Feb. 24, 2014

Animal research findings differ

Two federal agencies responsible for monitoring the welfare of animals in research labs came to different conclusions about Georgia Regents University's compliance with the law.
By Tracey McManus

Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014

More students taking AP exam despite low success rate

As Georgia has fine-tuned its focus on college and career readiness, the number of graduates leaving high school having taken an AP exam has more than doubled over the past decade to 34,515.
By Tracey McManus

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014

Frazier has option for alternative school busing

Wayne Frazier, the principal of the alternative program, said students could ride their normal buses to their zoned schools then transfer to a shuttle bus that would take them to the alternative ...
By Tracey McManus

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014

Parents oppose closing National Hills Elementary

Rumors have swirled for years that National Hills Elementary School's low enrollment would make it a candidate for closure. But now that the idea is on paper, parents are hoping the Richmond ...
By Tracey McManus

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014

Board puts off decision on alternative school transportation

The possibility of providing transportation for students attending Richmond County's alternative program has been pushed back another month.
By Tracey McManus

Volunteers flock to Augusta to help with storm cleanup

Since Augusta was hit with icy rain that took down power lines and trees last week, hundreds of volunteers have arrived to help homeowners with everything from damaged roofs to debris-filled ...
By Tracey McManus

Monday, Feb. 17, 2014

'Augusta' added to GRU signs

Georgia Regents University has redone five gateway signs on the Summerville campus that were installed last year without the promised word "Augusta." 
By Tracey McManus

Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014

At 60, a lifelong worker goes back to school

Douglas E. Whiteside did well for himself without a high school diploma. He served in the Navy, raised seven children and had a strong career. But when he was laid off in 2012, none of that ...
By Tracey McManus

Friday, Feb. 14, 2014

Conference lets youths talk openly about sex

Broadway Baptist Church Youth Pastor Yannik McKie said the conference is abstinence-based and aimed at giving youths 12 to 21 a place to hear facts about sex from adults they can trust - not from ...
By Tracey McManus

Monday, Feb. 10, 2014

Parents voice concerns over school merger plan

Parents and community members met at Butler High School Monday to again voice the same concerns about a proposal to merge two middle schools into their feeder high schools.
By Tracey McManus

Top headlines

E-Z-GO recalls golf, utility vehicles due to crash hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that Augusta-based E-Z-GO is recalling about 30,000 golf cars, shuttles and off-road utility vehicles.