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Columbia County sees improvement in CRCT results

Every middle school in Columbia County showed an increase over last year in the eighth-grade math portion of the CRCT in results released this week. Last year, 473 eighth-graders failed the test in the first year that state introduced the new Georgia Performance Standards version of the exam. This ...

07/08/09 - 10:02am

Study shows Richmond County has state tax advantage

ATLANTA -- Richmond County might be getting a bargain when it comes to state tax money. Georgia's population centers, including metro Atlanta, Clarke, Chatham and Glynn counties, contribute more to the state government's budget than they receives in benefits, according to a research release...

07/08/09 - 9:51am

SC troopers investigate wreck involving Aiken sheriff's deputy

South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that sent an Aiken County Sheriff’s deputy and an Aiken woman to the hospital late last night. Around 11:15 p.m., Aiken County Sheriff’s Deputy Bradley Dyer, 32, was en route to back up a New Ellenton police officer on a call on Highw...

07/08/09 - 9:23am

Sanford trying to be more open with activities, official meetings

COLUMBIA -- Gov. Mark Sanford's office released its first public schedule for the governor this week, marking the beginning of a new practice for the Republican, who told his staff last month he was hiking the Appalachian Trail and later admitted he had been visiting his mistress in Argentina. ...

07/08/09 - 9:19am

Police seek Aiken bandit who held gun to infant's head

Aiken authorities continue to search this morning for a suspect who held a pistol to a baby's head while robbing its mother. The 19-year-old woman said she was standing in her front yard on the 200 block of Whispering Pines Terrace around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday when a man approached from behind, sai...

07/08/09 - 10:33am

Ala. man dies at Augusta burn center

COLUMBUS, Ga. — A Phenix City, Ala., man pulled from a June 13 fire in Columbus has died from his burns in an Augusta hospital. Muscogee County Coroner Bill Thrower said Tuesday that 40-year-old Raymond Bankston was pronounced dead at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center. Terry Herring, battalion...

07/08/09 - 8:51am

Fort to get new garrison command sergeant major

A ceremony formally marking the changeover of the Fort Gordon garrison command sergeant major position will be held at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Signal Towers flagpole. Command Sgt. Maj. Arthur Washington, who has held the post since June 2005, will turn the duties over to Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin ...

07/08/09 - 6:13am

Sex charges dropped on former Milledgeville teacher

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. — Authorities in Baldwin County have dismissed charges against a former teacher who was accused of having sex with two students. Baldwin County High School teacher Alsion Ivey was placed on administrative leave from her job as a marketing teacher on March 19, 2008. She was ...

07/08/09 - 5:42am

Georgia school board to vote on altered tests

ATLANTA — The state Board of Education is expected to vote on whether to toss out standardized tests that were altered last summer after students submitted them. The outcome of board meetings today and Thursday could mean the four elementary schools where tampered exams were found no longer me...

07/08/09 - 5:37am

Roadwork today to close Barrett Street

Crews will be closing Barrett Street today from Avalon Avenue to Hilda Avenue, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Engineering Department press release. The closure will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. while crews install a storm drain....

07/08/09 - 5:30am

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