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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Graduation ceremonies, last day of school near

Summer vacation season will begin this week for students in Rich­mond and Columbia counties. Aiken Coun­ty students will have to wait a little longer for the end of school, which is next ...

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Teen blogger suspended through end of school year

A Columbia County middle-school blogger who gained national attention for his political views says he has been suspended for the rest of the school year after a tribunal hearing Thursday on ...
By Susan McCord

Speaker at MCG ceremony celebrates success of medical research

Dr. Claire Pomeroy, president of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, was the speaker Thursday for the Hooding Ceremony of Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Aiken schools pick new logo

The Aiken County Public School District picked its new logo Tuesday night.

Augusta University gives man posthumous degree

Death will not keep Charles Davis from receiving a degree from his beloved Augusta University.
By Tom Corwin

Pay raise expected next year for Richmond County school employees

The 2016-2017 budget by Superintendent Angela Pringle seeks the pay raise, along with continued elimination of furlough days.
By Doug Stutsman

New Laney principal named

Virgil Smith, assistant principal at Cross Creek High School, was approved Tuesday by the Richmond County Board of Education committee to become the new principal at Lucy C. Laney High School.
By Doug Stutsman

Sunday, May 8, 2016

3 Tutt Middle cooks retiring at school end

Joyce Thompson, Lois Hughes and Orazell Huff also are retiring from the middle school cafeteria after this school year. The three cooks have prepared meals at Richmond Coun­ty ...
By Doug Stutsman

Friday, May 6, 2016

No policies at local school systems on transgender bathroom issue

As the controversy grows over the use of bathrooms by transgender people, area school systems said they have no specific policies in place regarding the issue.
By Mike Wynn and Travis Highfield

Aiken Tech names presidential finalists

Aiken Technical College has named three finalists in its search for a new president, including one of its vice presidents.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Teen blogger C.J. Pearson suspended for cyberbullying

In a YouTube video viewed more than 70,000 times, the teen claims the Columbia County school system is retaliating against him.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

USCA graduates urged to stay humble , kind

Carol Johnson, president and CEO of Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, gave 403 University of South Carolina Aiken graduates two words to remember at their commencement Wednesday night: Humble and ...
By James Folker

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

New name for cancer center at AU

Although the university officially changed its name in January, the center waited until Monday to announce that its name would change from GRU Cancer Center to Georgia Cancer Center at AU.

Deal vetoes 'campus-carry' bill

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said Tuesday he will veto a bill allowing concealed handguns on college campuses, rejecting the proposal that was easily approved by a legislature controlled by his own ...
By Ryan Phillips

Monday, May 2, 2016

Payroll error causes school system employees to be paid twice

A payroll error that caused all Richmond County School System employees to be paid twice last week is expected to be cleared up by Wednesday, a spokesman said.
By Susan McCord

Paine announces changes

Paine College announced a number of changes coming out of its spring meeting, including restructuring the membership of the board of trustees and this governing body accepting "ultimate ...

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Five local Girl Scouts earn Gold Award

Five local teenagers were honored Sunday as recipients of the Girl Scout Gold Award. 
By Doug Stutsman

Saturday, April 30, 2016

School payroll problems reported

There were payroll problems for some Richmond County School System employees last week.

Aiken County's top teacher passes on love of literature

It's not easy to get high school students to read "Beowulf" - unless maybe the teacher plays a rap song to show how it corresponds with the boasts in the classic tale. That is one of the ways ...
By James Folker

Friday, April 29, 2016

Laney senior earns Gates Millennium Scholarship

Joshua Toran III is the first Laney student to receive the coveted honor, which is given to 1,000 high school seniors across the country.
By Doug Stutsman
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