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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 ...

School system approves raises

The Columbia County Board of Education approved a 3 percent pay increase for all employees for the 2016-17 school year Tuesday.
By Abbigail Lennon

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Board talks idea of allowing magnet students play sports at other Richmond County schools

Members of the Richmond County Board of Education went back-and-forth Tuesday afternoon on the idea of magnet school students being allowed to participate in Georgia High School Athletic ...
By Doug Stutsman

Monday, June 13, 2016

GRU comes down, AU to go up

The program is starting with the Annex because it is the easiest building to access that has a large illuminated sign and would cause the least disruption for patients and employees, according to ...
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Glascock man's pond gives children chance to gain love of fishing

For 20 years, Henry Olin Mathis has opened his private pond to the children of Glas­cock County, and the last week of school means elementary students line the banks learning how to fish.
By Parish Howard

Friday, May 27, 2016

Defense bill would boost AU program

Augusta University administrators are waiting for Congress to pass the defense authorization bill because it contains an amendment that lets the school extend its cybersecurity program to ROTC.
By Walter C. Jones

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Program aims to build workforce

AIKEN - New school designations, a tailored focus and even cash incentives are part of an ambitious plan to prepare Aiken County students for the 21st century workplace, officials announced Thursday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Butler's graduating class leaves mark

Butler High School's 2016 class received its diplomas and turned its tassels Wednesday morning at James Brown Arena.
By David Lee

Walker eliminated from national spelling bee

Lauren Walker, of Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School, was eliminated Wednesday from the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Walker advanced to the third round by successfully spelling 'formicary,' but ...
By Doug Stutsman

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

School sees first class of graduates

Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School had its inaugural graduation Tuesday morning at the James Brown Arena, as almost 100 students became part of the new school's history.
By Wayne Staats

Paine College hits fundraising goal with $1.3 million in gifts

More than $1 million in gifts have been pledged to Paine College, the private Augusta school announced Tuesday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson
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