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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Richmond Academy honors graduates killed in Vietnam War

Frank Ahouse drove 200 miles to touch the bronze plaque that bore the name of his younger brother and those of 12 other Academy of Richmond County graduates who lost their lives while fighting in ...
By Travis Highfield

Friday, March 4, 2016

Spelling bee championship today

This year's annual Scripps Regional Spelling Bee competition begins at 10 a.m. in the Morris Auditorium located at 725 Broad St.

Whitaker will not seek re-election to Columbia County school board

Columbia County school board member Roxanne Whitaker has announced her decision not to seek re-election for the District 4 seat.

Alalof to seek school board post

Community business leader David Alalof has announced he will run for the Columbia County Board of Education's District 1 post.

Two Richmond County magnet schools receive honor

Two area magnet schools were named National Magnet Schools of Distinction on Thursday, according to the Richmond County School System.
By Doug Stutsman

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Josey senior takes state honor

T.W. Josey High School 's Naomi Harris brought home a first-time honor for Richmond County when she won at the state level at the Jobs for Georgia's Graduates career conference in Atlanta.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

USC Aiken gets $550,000 gift to endow chair

AIKEN -- Savannah River Nuclear Solutions announced a $550,000 gift to University of South Carolina Aiken on Wednesday that it hopes will keep local engineering students studying and building ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Monday, Feb. 29, 2016

Demand increases for free tutoring at library

The 'Math Mania' program which began in August through the Augusta University Literacy Center, is designed to assist local kids with math and vocabulary.
By Doug Stutsman

Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016

John S. Davidson Magnet leads way for local AP honors

John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School was the only public school in Augusta to be named in all six categories - AP Challenge, AP Access and Support, AP Merit, AP STEM, AP STEM Achievement and ...
By Doug Stutsman

Friday, Feb. 26, 2016

Problem-solving inventions shown off by fourth-graders

Nearly three dozen pupils took part in this year's Invention Convention at Westminster Schools of Augusta.
By Doug Stutsman

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016

High school students sought for summit

U.S. Congressman Rick Allen will host a Youth Leadership Summit for junior and senior high school students in the 12th District of Georgia from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 10 at Georgia Southern ...

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016

Dekle announces plans to run for board chairman

The decision by Dekle, currently the District 1 representative and board vice chairman, comes a day after the chairman Regina Buccafusco announced she wouldn't seek reelection on May 24.

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016

Buccafusco won't seek reelection to school board

Columbia County's board of education chairman will not seek reelection.

Probe suspends Laney principal

Jonathan Woods, principal at Lucy C. Laney High School, has about 30 days left on his suspension after receiving retroactive credit, Kelly Hinson, of the commission, said Tuesday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Students, staff being tested for TB at Louisville Academy

On Monday the school put out an all call to parents who have children at the elementary school and sent letters to both the parents of children who shared classes with the infected students, and ...
By Parish Howard

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016

UGA tuition steady, but donations and research funds rising

The University of Georgia will take a financial hit of sorts with the Board of Regents' decision not to raise tuition at UGA and other Georgia public colleges this year.
By Lee Shearer

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016

School system to decide next month on making up days

At Tuesday's school board meeting, Super­intendent Angela Pringle said the school system has four emergency days that are not required to be made up.
By Doug Stutsman

Regents announce freeze on college tuition for year

ATLANTA - Parents and college students got a break on tuition Tuesday when the University System of Georgia chancellor announced a one-year freeze while lawmakers consider legislation to cap ...
By Walter C. Jones

Monday, Feb. 15, 2016

Alumni from 1950s hold monthly get-togethers

About 60 years after leaving the Augusta school, a group of men, known as the Bayvale Boys, meet for breakfast the second Saturday of each month.
By Doug Stutsman

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

Local chess players defy gender stereotypes

About 20 years before Tori Whatley found an old chess set in a closet and asked her father what it was, Susan Polgar became the first woman ever to qualify for the World Chess Championship.
By James Folker
 
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