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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

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

Animal shelter to host event Saturday

Augusta Animal Services will host its second annual Family Fun Day Saturday to help get dogs and cats out of the shelter and into homes.
By Tracey McManus

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

Animal shelter director nixes adoption coordinator

The first time the issue went before the commission, Sharon Broady said she was withdrawing the request because she restructured her current staff's duties and pay instead.
By Tracey McManus

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Animal rescuers trying to save obese dog

At 76.5 pounds the jack russell mix is not just overweight but morbidly obese, nearly three times her ideal body weight. She can't walk more than five steps without lying down, and rolling on her ...
By Tracey McManus

Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

Augusta Animal Services policy changes deferred

The Augusta Commission's public safety committee on Monday deferred four policy changes for Augusta Animal Services to be decided by the full commission Oct. 7.
By Tracey McManus

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014

Teacher evaluations to have consequences

For years growing up, Lee Benedict hated the best teacher he’d ever have. His high school teacher and principal, Michael J. Spear, was demanding and never let his students settle for mediocrity.
By Tracey McManus

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014

Many black colleges struggling

Although Paine has struggled with its own failures over the past several years, HBCUs across the nation are dealing with some of the same troubles that are threatening their missions and existence.
By Tracey McManus

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Proposed ordinances could help disrupt dogfighting

Augusta Animal Services board members hope proposed ordinances going before the commission this month not only promote animal welfare but work to curb the brutality of dogfighting.
By Tracey McManus

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Paine president resigns

George C. Bradley resigned as president of the embattled Paine College as the institution continues efforts to maintain its accreditation after years of fiscal instability.
By Tracey McManus

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Atlanta Gas Light to address lingering contamination

More than 20 years after a major environmental cleanup was launched to clean up the ground surrounding a former manufactured gas plant, Atlanta Gas Light is preparing to address lingering ...
By Tracey McManus

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Paine committee talks about plans to address school's problems

Committee Chairman Michael Thurmond, a former Georgia Labor Secretary, said policies are being strengthened and finances are being scrutinized in order to remove Paine from probation from its ...
By Tracey McManus

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014

Georgia schools still in funding squeeze

School districts across Georgia are in the midst of another bleak year of furlough days, high class sizes and underfunded classrooms despite a slight restoration.
By Tracey McManus

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

Former Paine CFO files breach-of-contract suit

Paine College's former chief financial officer says he was fired out of retaliation just days after he "ethically responded to inquiries" posed to him by the college's accreditation body during a ...
By Tracey McManus

Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

Free clinic will target LGBT patients

The Equality Clin­ic, opening its doors on the GRU campus Sept. 10, will offer primary care services in an environment free from judgment or discrimination.
By Tracey McManus

Friday, Aug 29, 2014

Paine plans furloughs, salary cuts, layoffs

Paine College President George C. Bradley on Friday announced the college will implement furlough days, salary reductions and layoffs to save $2.4 million over the next fiscal year.
By Tracey McManus

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

GRU students studying rap album

Georgia Regents University instructor Adam Diehl’s lecture begins by dissecting a 100-year-old Irish novel and ends analyzing the lyrics of a hip-hop artist from Compton, Calif.
By Tracey McManus

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

Outspoken schools supporter to concentrate on health

In a tearful address in front of the Board of Education building, Braswell, 50, said she was withdrawing from the November election to focus on health and family.
By Tracey McManus

Monday, Aug 25, 2014

TEDx deadline approaching

Those waiting to give "the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less" are urged to apply to the second TEDx event. Interested speakers have to submit an application.
By Tracey McManus

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014

Rescue groups say dogs fare poorly in Augusta shelter

Several rescue groups say they are facing hurdles in trying to adopt animals from Augusta's municipal shelter and that once they do, some animals are in desperate conditions.
By Tracey McManus
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City Ink: New board means more work for me

First Mayor-elect Hardie Davis will be sworn in, and the very next day the work will begin. Commissioners will meet and the gavel will fall. It will be a brand new day at City Hall.
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