Articles from the Back to school section archive

Monday, Aug 13, 2012

Schools have smooth start

Richmond County schools went back into session Monday, and the school buses hauling thousands of students returned to the road.
By Tracey McManus

Saturday, Aug 11, 2012

District kicks off year with giveaways

More than 3,000 students from elementary to high school waited outside in the rain to attend the event, which included games, food, booths and a backpack and socks giveaway.
By Summer Moore

Thursday, Aug 9, 2012

Parent volunteers help teachers

Grovetown's Cedar Ridge is launching its first full year of the Parent Work Room, where volunteers come to do extra tasks and projects teachers are too busy to deal with.
By Tracey McManus

Monday, Aug 6, 2012

Haircuts, supplies get schoolchildren ready

Hundreds of children, along with their parents, participated in the Foxie 103 Jamz Cuts Back to School Bash at May Park.
By Stephen N. Dethrage

Sunday, Aug 5, 2012

Columbia County parents and pupils can expect changes

Classes in Columbia County resume Tuesday with a few changes.
By Jenna Martin

Saturday, Aug 4, 2012

Back-to-school time is here

Some things have changed since the final dismissal bell rang last year. Read up to see what information you need to know before your children file back on the school buses.
By Tracey McManus

Monday, Aug 15, 2011

Aiken, Edgefield classes begin today

Lauren Hiott greeted her fifth-grade students this morning with a warm “Good morning” and “How are you?” at Merriwether Elementary School.
By Nikasha Dicks

Monday, Aug 8, 2011

First day goes smooth

The first day of school had the typical adjustment pains expected after summer break but ran smoothly overall.
By Donnie Fetter and Tracey McManus

Friday, Aug 5, 2011

Teachers back to school

First-grade teacher Renetta Britt and media specialist Brandi Bodie unpacked student workbooks at Copeland Elementary in Augusta. Tuesday was the first day of school for teachers, who reported ...
By Zach Boydeb-Holmes

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2011

Taxes take a holiday in S.C.

Starting Friday at 12:01 a.m., shoppers in South Carolina will not have to pay the state's 6 percent sales tax and any local sales taxes. The holiday ends Sunday at midnight.
By Sarita Chourey

Burke, Jefferson schools open today

The first area school districts to kick off the 2011-12 school year for students are Burke and Jefferson counties. Both will welcome students back today.

Monday, Aug 1, 2011

Richmond County has five new principals

The first day of school is not just for nervous students. It's a learning process for those in front of the classroom, too. And it's even tougher for the new face in the principal's office.
By Tracey McManus

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Columbia County back-to-school clinic next week

A back-to-school walk-in clinic for immunizations starts Monday in Columbia County.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Prospective bus drivers go through 4 weeks of training

The list is long of things Richmond County school bus drivers must monitor daily before they can hit the road.
By Jason Wermers

Monday, Aug 16, 2010

Wagener principal begins added duties

Aiken County's first day of school marked Rose Marshall's first test in overseeing not only A.L. Corbett but also Busbee Elementary next door.
By Julia Sellers

Sunday, Aug 15, 2010

Class swap aims to aid test scores

Having Aiken County third-graders move from class to class is an experiment Clearwater Elementary Principal Trey Laube said he wouldn't have tried with any other school.
By Julia Sellers

Sunday, Aug 8, 2010

Schools open with premieres, final acts

As classes resume today in Richmond and Columbia counties, Jasmine Wright will be starting her last year of high school. And 5-year-old Ciera Nesbitt will begin her first day in kindergarten.
By Preston Sparks and Susan McCord

Summer of work helped goals

Jamilla Shabazz, 15, spent her summer working at the CSRA Economic Opportunity Authority as a receptionist for about 35 hours a week.
By Sarah Day Owen

School's start brings traffic

Traffic could be tricky in some areas, and parents should be mindful of bus stops as school starts back in Richmond and Columbia counties today and on Aug. 16 in Aiken County.
By Donnie Fetter, Julia Sellers and Preston Sparks

Saturday, Aug 7, 2010

Uncertainty forces school cuts

Starting Monday, area schools and the students who attend them face another year of challenges and uncertainty.
By Donnie Fetter, Julia Sellers and Preston Sparks

Back to School Information

Learn what you need to know to survive the Back to School season.

First Days:

Columbia County: Aug. 6

McDuffie County: Aug. 8

Richmond County: Aug. 11

Aiken County: Aug. 18

More Information:

Getting ready for school

Academy Sports + Outdoors gave 30 kids from the Boys & Girls Club of the CSRA a $100 Academy gift card for back-to-school gear.
By Michael Holahan

Back to school photos

One of the area's largest student bodies headed back to the classroom Wednesday morning as school began in Columbia County.

Goats going at detention pond

Nine goats got to work Wednesday eating overgrown vegetation at an Augusta detention pond in a government pilot project intended to cut costs and help reduce mosquito breeding areas.
By Susan McCord

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Charges for sex offender

A man convicted of sex charges in Columbia County, who then went to prison for child molestation in south Georgia is back behind bars.
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