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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Pupil wins spelling bee for second time

After 47 rounds of spelling obscure English, foreign and scientific terms, Stallings Island Middle School pupil Charles Li won the Scripps ational Regional Spelling Bee for the second ...
By Sean Gruber

Friday, March 6, 2015

Students tour airport to learn about careers

Thirty middle and high school students took part in the first Aviation Career Day, a behind-the-scenes tour that airport officials hope will spark youth interest in aviation related careers.
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, March 5, 2015

14 to compete in bee

Fourteen contestants from across Georgia and South Carolina will attend the Scripps National Regional Spelling Bee at the Augusta Chronicle Morris Auditorium Saturday morning, competing to earn ...
By Sean Gruber

Paine College names provost

Interim President of Paine College Samuel Sullivan announced Wednesday that Cheryl Evans-Jones will be university provost and vice president of academic affairs.
By Sean Gruber

Harlem High drama coach resigns over texts to student

Harlem High School's drama teacher resigned Thursday morning amid allegations of "inappropriate texts" with an 18-year-old female student, authorities said. Columbia County sheriff's Capt.
By Steve Crawford

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Judge orders SC State trustees to not fire president

ORANGEBURG, S.C. - A judge on Wednesday barred the trustees of South Carolina State University from firing suspended President Thomas Elzey, noting that legislators will likely fire the entire ...
By Seanna Adcox and Jeffrey Collins

English language program grows in Augusta schools

Around 400 students in the Richmond County school system are participating in the English to Speakers of Other Languages program, up from just 70 in 2012.
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

North Augusta robotics team preps for regionals

After winning the FIRST robotics state competition in Gaffney, S.C. in January, the North Augusta High School Robotics Club is advancing to the super-regional being held in San Antonio, Texas.
By Travis Highfield

Suspended SC State president sues school

Thomas Elzey sued the financially strapped university a week after trustees put him on paid leave and a day before they were set to meet to get legal advice on how to proceed.
By Seanna Adcox

Monday, March 2, 2015

Ex-superintendent in Atlanta cheating scandal dies

ATLANTA - Beverly Hall, the former Atlanta Pub­lic Schools superintendent charged in what prosecutors called a broad conspiracy to cheat on state exams, has died without being tried in the ...
By Kathleen Foody

New pre-K signup process begins in Richmond County

Parents can register at the school system's central office on Broad Street or at Tobacco Road Elementary through March 13.

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

Students learn about local career options

More than 70 representatives from Augusta businesses, industries and universities attended A.R. Johnson and Murphy Middle School's Career Day Friday, offering students the opportunity to explore ...
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

SC State trustees meet as senators want to fire them

South Carolina State University trustees said Thursday they are being unfairly blamed for the university's problems, but likely will leave quietly in the best interest of the school if lawmakers ...
By Jeffrey Collins

Tutt Middle explores cultures

Broadening cultural horizons was the goal of Tutt Middle School's multicultural heritage night, which brought students, teachers and neighborhood members together to explore the ancestral ...
By Sean Gruber

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

C-SPAN broadcast to feature Augusta

A team from C-SPAN visited Augusta this week, filming documentaries meant to showcase the city's historical and literary achievements for the rest of the nation.
By Sean Gruber

Proposal to fire SC State trustees advances with objection

COLUMBIA - A proposal to fire all trustees of South Caro­lina State University advanced to the Senate floor Wednesday, but it's no longer on the fast track to approval.
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

First meeting Thursday for GRU president search

The committee, led by Regent James Hull, of Augusta, will receive its formal charge that will outline its roles and responsibilities during this initial meeting.
By Tom Corwin


Senate panel to consider firing all SC State trustees, 1 day after president put on leave.
By Seanna Adcox

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

SC State president placed on administrative leave

Board members only briefly discussed their decision. It was not said whether Elzey would be paid during his leave. Elzey has nearly three years left on a four-year contract.
By Jeffrey Collins

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

Re-enactors united by love of history

A day spent with the re-enactors attending the Battle of Aiken on Friday and Saturday will reveal a culture of passionate men and women bonded by a mutual love of American history and camaraderie ...
By Sean Gruber
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