UGA off 'party school' list

ATHENS, Ga. -- The Princeton Review released its annual list of top party schools - which just a few years back had University of Georgia as No. 1 - UGA is now nowhere to be found.

Sunday, Aug 28, 2016

Laney teacher chosen to be part of state program

Over the summer, Angel Little was selected to participate in a prestigious Work-based Learning Coor­dinator program offered through the Georgia Department of Edu­cation. Little was one of ...
By Doug Stutsman

School enrollment up in Columbia County, down in Richmond and Aiken

Enrollment at Columbia County schools is up by more than 750 students, while the total number of pupils has decreased in Richmond and Aiken counties.
By Doug Stutsman

Friday, Aug 26, 2016

ACT scores decline in Aiken County schools

Aiken County's Class of 2016 scored lower on the ACT than their peers from 2015, but school officials said Friday that's because all 1,553 seniors took the test in 2016, compared with 603 the ...
By James Folker

UGA alters adviser role

ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia officials hope a new approach to advising undergraduates helps students get their degrees more quickly, and reduce student debt.
By Lee Shearer

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016

Agency approves one charter school, denies another

A charter school proposed for downtown Augusta has been denied approval by the Georgia State Charter Schools Commission, but the agency approved another one to be located in either Richmond or ...
By Doug Stutsman

Paine convocation welcomes students, but fewer there

Paine College senior Corinthians Brown was among the students and faculty and staff members who packed Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel on Wednesday for the fall convocation. 
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016

Frazier announces candidacy for school board seat

Wayne Frazier, a longtime former educator in the Richmond County School System, announced his plans to run for the District 4 school board seat currently held by Barbara Pulliam.
By Doug Stutsman

Local officials urge voters to oppose Opportunity School District

The bill is based on similar initiatives in Louisiana and Tennessee and would authorize the state to temporarily step in to assist chronically failing public schools and the students in them.
By Doug Stutsman

Monday, Aug 22, 2016

USCA, First Tee partner to raise money for practice course

A proposal to build a nine-hole practice course at the University of South Carolina Aiken could help bring women's golf to the school.
By James Folker

Technical magnet school principal resigned after unapproved decisions, official confirms

Mylinthia Renee-Kelly, who became principal of Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School in 2012, voluntarily resigned after making a number of decisions on ways to boost her school and ...
By Doug Stutsman

Paine program prepares students for health careers

The MAPS chapter at Paine started in February and is associated with the nearby Student National Medical Association chapter at Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, Aug 20, 2016

Many turn out for Paine Pride work

Paine's Day of Pride arose during a recent campus visit from a brainstorming session.
By Todd Bennett

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016

$200,000 in band equipment coming to schools

In recent years, Murphey Middle School discontinued its band because it lacked instruments. Glenn Hills High and the Academy of Richmond County are also schools that saw a sharp decline in equipment.
By Doug Stutsman

Evans Elementary teacher investigated over video of pupil

The teacher told officials that she saw the third-grader rocking in a strange manner in her desk and recorded the child to get feedback from other educators.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016

New AU certificate focuses on nonprofit work

The 13-credit-hour program aims to help future business and government leaders more effectively communicate and collaborate with nonprofits, or possibly even lead them.
By Damon Cline

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016

Riverside Middle in need of math teacher

More than a week after school began, an advanced math class at Riverside Middle School remains without a properly certified instructor.
By Doug Stutsman

School board votes to pay stormwater fee

Tuesday's 6-4 vote means the school system will pay $86,754 to the city of Augusta. The total bill for the year is $173,508.
By Doug Stutsman

RCSS receives grant to support financial education efforts

Discover Financial Services announced Monday that it has awarded the Richmond County School System with nearly $78,000 in grants to cover the cost of implementing financial education into their ...
By Doug Stutsman

Monday, Aug 15, 2016

School begins for young scholars

NORTH AUGUSTA -- It's the start of another year - or start of some children's first year - at North Augusta Elementary on Monday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson
 
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19 plea not guilty in Irish Traveler case
COLUMBIA -- Nineteen of 22 people indicted in the federal case involving Irish Travelers and Murphy Village entered not guilty pleas Tuesday and received $25,000 unsecured bonds.