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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Students learn photography, local pride at CIS camp

It’s not often that spotting a snake elicits delight rather than fear, but for the 23 youths touring the Phinizy Swamp Nature Park the rare sight was just another highlight of the Communities in ...
By Sean Gruber

Keel approved as new GRU president

As he assumes the presidency of Georgia Regents University, Augusta native Brooks Keel will be coming home to family and to a community where he grew up and started his education.
By Tom Corwin

Two Augusta organizations to receive part of $795,000 art grant

The Augusta Symphony and Augusta Players organizations will receive part of a $795,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Economic Development's Georgia Council for the Arts in 2016.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Board should release other GRU finalists, attorney says

Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel could be confirmed Wednesday as the next president of Georgia Regents University but because the university system did not disclose the other ...
By Tom Corwin

Augusta Tech Economic Development helps train workforce

Augusta Tech's Economic Development office works behind the scenes daily to elevate the area's global profile through feeding local manufacturers and health care providers with qualified workers ...
By Wesley Brown

Friday, July 3, 2015

Richmond County school nutrition director retires

After 42 years with the school system, Josephine Mack, who retired Tuesday as the district nutrition director, said she couldn't have envisioned a more rewarding career.
By Tracey McManus

New assistant principal plans big impact

Perry Smith is an educator, but he wants to be a mentor too, and eventually, a superintendent. 
By Mike Rosier

Augusta student assistance group gets national accreditation

After five years of working with struggling students and undergoing a rigorous evaluation, the nonprofit education group Communities In Schools of Augusta-Richmond County has received national ...
By Sean Gruber

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Students who took defective SAT can retest

Some students in Richmond and Columbia counties took a defective SAT test June 6, but will have a second chance to take the test in October if they want.
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Aiken names new school superintendent

The Aiken County Board of Education selected Dorchester County educator Dr. Sean Alford as the next superintendent of Aiken County Public Schools during a called meeting Tuesday night.
By Mike Rosier

Augusta native in line to lead GRU

Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel is the lone finalist to replace Ricardo Azziz as president of Georgia Regents University.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, June 29, 2015

ARC announces Hall of Fame inductees

Ten Academy of Richmond County graduates, including a prolific artist, a newspaper editor and a federal judge, will be inducted into the school's hall of fame this fall.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Aiken superintendent finalists all Palmetto State educators

AIKEN - One of the four finalists for Aiken County superintendent will replace Dr. Elizabeth Ever­itt, who is retiring July 31. She was named superintendent in 2008.  
By Mike Rosier

Friday, June 26, 2015

Students see improved academic performance at summer school

Around 270 elementary school students are participating in the Title One School Summer School program at Haines Elementary this year, with over half showing improvements since enrolling on June 5.
By Sean Gruber

ATC scholarship deadline Wednesday

The Aiken Technical College Foundation will award more than $75,000 in scholarships for the 2015-16 school year, and applications are needed by Wednesday.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Students learn about cybersecurity at GRU summer camp

Students attended the Cyber Sciences Summer Academy this week, an effort by GRU to not only pique teenagers' interest but to also reveal to them how important the field was to their everyday lives.
By Sean Gruber

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Augusta Tech offers troops, veterans space of their own

Augusta Tech's Military Service Center is a place where veterans and service members can relax, study and learn how to maximize educational benefits, such as the G.I. Bill.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

4 candidates in Aiken school leader search

AIKEN -- The Aiken County Board of Education named four finalists Tuesday in the search for a new superintendent to follow retiring Dr. Elizabeth Everitt.
By Mike Rosier

Board approves 'pay card' option for employees

The Richmond County Board of Education voted to approve a "pilot pay card program" designed to phase out the practice of delivering paper checks to employees.
By Sean Gruber

Columbia County denies arts-based charter school petition

Columbia County school board members voted unanimously Tuesday to deny a charter school petition to the group behind the proposed Columbia County School for the Arts.
By Steve Crawford
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