The Georgia Milestones replaced the End of Course and Criterion-Referenced Competency standardized tests the previous school year, taking the form of an "end-of-grade" test for grades 3-8 and an end-of-course test for ninth grade and above.
While area schools are prepping for the upcoming year, administrators say they're keeping an eye on an area that could impact student achievement - crime.
Richmond County police officers have begun training for new body cameras, which will begin arriving in the next week.
Bryan McFeely, a graduate of Augusta Tech, recently celebrated 40 years with the Augusta Fire Department, a career he began at 18.
Thursday is the first of two "public information open houses" that will give the public a chance to speak to city department heads, other prospective SPLOST recipients and elected officials about the city's needs.
Prosecutor Hank Syms was selected by his peers to be the 2015 Assistant District Attorney of the Year for Division 1.
Jerry Tinney, a former Augusta movie theater manager and longtime Chronicle circulation employee, always saw the big picture.
The new sheriff's office administration building, erected during Ronnie Strength's administration, was named in his honor on Tuesday.
An Augusta man intent on joining the terrorist Islamic State was sentenced Tuesday to the maximum 15-year prison term for criminal attempt to provide assistance to a terrorist organization.
Commissioners have stressed needs over wants in the new package after the first SPLOST 7 referendum failed last year, and despite impassioned presentations Tuesday, leaders did not change their minds.