Monday, July 25, 2016

New Columbia County teachers welcomed at luncheon

The dull roar coming from the Greenbrier High School cafeteria Monday afternoon was not from students, but from nearly 200 teachers and mentors who gathered for the new teacher induction ...
By Abbigail Lennon

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Paine officials focus on future amid appeal

Paine College President Samuel Sullivan and Michael Thurmond sat down with The Augusta Chronicle to talk about the college’s appeal process, the response from the city and what the ...
By Tom Corwin

Friday, July 22, 2016

United Methodists give Paine $250,000

The United Methodist Church stepped forward Friday with $250,000 for Paine College to help the struggling school in its fight for financial stability.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Columbia County schools expect few delays from roadwork

Road construction is not expected to delay traffic near Lakeside high and middle schools and Blue Ridge Ele­men­tary when students return Aug. 8, and it might actually improve the ...
By Abbigail Lennon

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Aiken school board approves strategic plan

The Aiken County school board has approved the school district’s strategic plan, which outlines initiatives and projects through 2020-21.
By James Folker

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

MCG gets full eight-year accreditation

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the accrediting agency for U.S. and Canadian medical schools, gave the school its full accreditation for meeting the 12 standards the agency has for ...
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Online registration encouraged for Richmond County students

Pencil and paper are still available, but the Richmond County School System is encouraging parents to enroll their children online for the upcoming school year. 2016 marks the first time that ...
By Doug Stutsman

Friday, July 15, 2016

Proposed Augusta charter school outlines plan

Challenge Preparatory Academy actually aspires to be two schools rolled into one urban location, organizer May­reather Willis said at a meeting Friday.
By Susan McCord

Charter school hopes to open in downtown Augusta

A new charter school may be coming to Richmond County.
By Doug Stutsman

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Whole Foods to help Paine in fundraising goal

Paine is in the midst of a continuing fundraising program as it awaits a decision next month on its appeal of a recommendation to discontinue the school's accreditation by the Southern Association ...

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Columbia County school transportation chief hired by Augusta

After 11½ years as director of transportation for Columbia County Schools, Dewayne Porter is changing counties.
By Doug Stutsman

Aiken Technical College announces new scholarship opportunities

Aiken Technical College is now accepting applications for more than $64,000 worth of scholarships.
By Doug Stutsman

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Paine to announce big donation

The college has scheduled a 10 a.m. press conference Wednesday to announce a $1 million donation from the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, one of two churches that founded and support the ...
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Paine fate decided in August

According to the official decision posted Thursday, Paine was removed from membership because it failed to meet financial standards that it "has a sound financial base and financial stability to ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

School system to study magnet school athletics issue

The Richmond County Board of Education agreed Tuesday to conduct a study on whether magnet school students should be allowed to participate in Georgia High School Association events at other ...
By Doug Stutsman

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Richmond County schools absentee numbers high

The majority of Richmond Coun­ty public schools surveyed had absentee rates above state and national averages in the most recent data released by the U.S. Depart­ment of Education on ...
By Doug Stutsman

Paine wants to earn trust back

As Paine College fights to keep its accreditation, it knows it needs to earn back the trust of some donors with sound fiscal management, and that has already begun, the chairman-elect of the board ...
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Paine's possible loss of accreditation bad news to city officials

Augusta officials reacted with shock and uncertainty about news of the city’s lone historically black college being recommended to lose its accreditation.
By Susan McCord

Paine will appeal recommendation to discontinue accreditation, say school officials

Paine College has been recommended to lose its accreditation after its accrediting agency found the struggling college did not meet standards.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Paine to reveal decision of accrediting agency

The school will reveal Thursday whether it will be taken off probation by its accrediting agency or lose its accreditation altogether. Paine President Samuel Sullivan will hold a 4 p.m. news ...
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Commission votes to withhold appraiser's raise
The Augusta Commission removed a proposed raise for Chief Appraiser Alveno Ross on Monday and wants him to demonstrate progress on exempt property and personnel issues to stay under contract.