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Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015

School board votes to seek strategic waivers

The Richmond County Board of Education voted to submit an application to the state detailing how the "flexibility option" will improve student performance.
By Sean Gruber

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015

Seacrest's honorary degree raises questions

ATLANTA - News that the University of Georgia selected a television host for its highest honor last week prompts the question of how Ryan Seacrest got picked.
By Walter C. Jones

Undocumented immigrants want in-state tuition

An attorney for 39 undocumented immigrants told the Georgia Supreme Court Friday that there must be a way for them to challenge a rule of the Board of Regents that requires them to pay ...
By Walter C. Jones

Friday, Oct. 16, 2015

Jenkins-White music teacher named county's top teacher

Phyllis Porter-Johnson, Richmond County's Teacher of the Year, said it was "divine intervention" that allowed her to pursue her dream job: instilling a love of music and song into her pupils at ...
By Sean Gruber

Paine considers revoking Cosby's honorary degree

Interim President Samuel Sullivan said the school's Board of Trustees will vote on rescinding the comedian's 2003 honorary doctorate during a meeting next week.
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015

Teacher of the year candidate seeks to inspire love of learning

After taking a job as a substitute teacher at Hornsby K-8 School, 2016 Teacher of the Year candidate Pamela Forston said, she "fell in love with her students."
By Sean Gruber

Ryan Seacrest to get UGA degree

ATLANTA - University of Georgia President Jere Morehead is asking the Board of Regents for permission to give an honorary degree to Ryan Seacrest, but the school refuses to provide any details in ...
By Walter C. Jones

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015

U.S. senator, FBI official discuss cybersecurity

Government, military, education and law enforcement officials gathered to discuss the importance of effective cybersecurity training during Augusta University's Cyber Education Summit Wednesday.
By Sean Gruber

Teacher's comments about C.J. Pearson investigated

A Columbia Middle School teacher is in hot water over comments he is accused of making about the school's most famous student.
By Steve Crawford

Aiken students, parents walk and talk pedestrian safety

According to officials with Safe Kids of Aiken County, which holds the annual event now in its 15th year, 44 children are struck by cars in the U.S. each day.
By Mike Rosier

Teacher of year candidate 'never tires' of music

Even after 26 years in education and a decade of musical and leadership training, 2016 teacher of the year candidate Phyllis Porter-Johnson said she remains as dedicated to her job as ever.
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015

Old school to be torn down

The board voted to spend $220,000 to demolish the old Davidson School Building on Telfair Street, to "finally" clear the property of the historic structure built in the 1930s.
By Sean Gruber

Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

Augusta University gains most Post-9/11 GI Bill students, dollars in 2014

According to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, use of the Post-9/11 GI Bill at Augusta University increased by 175 students and $3.2 million in 2014.
By Wesley Brown

Two schools on lockdown after reported online threat

Hephzibah Middle School and Hephzibah High School are on soft lockdown after a group of students reported seeing a school shooting threat online.

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015

Westmont teacher is tops in Columbia County

Jennifer Gurley, who is in her fourth year teaching at Westmont Elementary, said teaching had always been her calling as long as she can remember.
By Steve Crawford

Retired Army major general speaks about cybersecurity

The "human element" has caused more security breaches and computer network damages than any technology failure, retired Army Maj. Gen. John Davis said Thursday night.
By Sean Gruber

Reading program pairs pupils, mentors

As soon as Sabrina Paige heard about the Power Lunch Reading Initiative that launched at Richmond County elementary schools this week, she said she “jumped at the chance to participate.”
By Sean Gruber

Loss of state name concerns dental school

Soon after the name change to Augusta University, College of Dental Medicine Dean Carol Lefebvre said she heard from students concerned that the name Georgia no longer graces the state's only ...
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

Major general to speak about cybersecurity ethics

Army Maj. Gen. John Davis will give a free lecture on cybersecurity ethics at Augusta University's Summer­­ville campus today, focusing on his experience developing "cyber policies."
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

Aiken County schools reopen Wednesday

Schools reopen after being closed the past two days because of area flooding.
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