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Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Azziz speaks of his 'gratitude' to GRU

A day after he was turned down for a post at another university, Georgia Regents University President Ricardo Azziz shared a message with employees that was entitled "Gratitude."
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Board OKs Glenn Hills, Goshen school construction

The Board of Education tentatively approved construction projects at Glenn Hills High and Goshen Elementary schools, adding several million dollars' worth of renovations and new features to the ...
By Sean Gruber

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Students embrace technical classes, skills

More than 1,000 students at the Academy of Richmond County are involved in technical education courses, and many said they feel more engaged and prepared because of the classes they take.
By Sean Gruber

SC graduation rate increases again

CHARLESTON, S.C. - South Caro­lina's on-time high school graduation rate is at an all-time high with more than 80 percent of students graduating within four years, new report cards released on ...
By Bruce Smith

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Columbia County students show off STEM projects

Columbia County's STEM Showcase is designed to help foster relationships between Columbia County middle schools and companies invested in science andn engineering. 
By Sean Gruber

School officials meet with lawmakers

Richmond County school board members voiced concerns about budget cuts and charter school changes to state legislators Thursday, hoping the session could help them influence those developing next ...
By Sean Gruber

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

Officials move ahead with private dorm plan

The Board of Regents, which governs the University System of Georgia, awarded the first phase of a long-term plan to shift management of campus dorms to private companies on Wednesday in Atlanta.
By Kathleen Foody

Paine rebuilding music program

Dr. R. Wayne Woodson has a challenge ahead of him in rebuilding the choir and music program at Paine College.
By Lisa Kaylor

Cannabis oil study could cost $8 million

The Joint Study Committee on the Prescription of Medical Cannabis for Serious Medical Conditions met at GRU to hear about progress in getting clinical trials started on a drug from GW ...
By Tom Corwin

GRU hit with age-discrimination suit

Anthony W. Duva, 66, alleges he was the only employee terminated in the Advancement Department as part of the workforce reduction plan. In the months before and after Duva's position was ...
By Sandy Hodson

Court rules on side of poor schools

COLUMBIA- The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled Wednesday for poor, rural school districts in a 21-year-old education funding lawsuit, saying legislators have failed to ensure that their students ...
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

Columbia County schools propose rezoning

Columbia County school officials unveiled a massive rezoning plan that has the potentil to affect hundreds of students at 16 different schools next year.
By Steve Crawford

GRU named 'military friendly' school

Georgia Regents University has been rated one of the best schools for transitioning military veterans by Victory Media publishing group.
By Sean Gruber

Junior ROTC serve on Veterans Day

The students making up the Cross Creek and Butler High School ROTC programs spent their Veterans Day exactly how they wanted: serving those who have served them.
By Sean Gruber

Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

GRU officials say enrollment numbers evidence of tougher criteria

While total enrollment fell for two years straight at Georgia Regents University, officials say the shift is actually evidence of progress toward recruiting and retaining high achieving students.
By Tracey McManus

Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014

Richmond County Teacher of the Year inspires others

Richmond County Teacher of the Year JaVonne Jones earned the title through her work ethic and passionate love of her job, according to those who know her.
By Sean Gruber

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

Student faces suspension over BB gun

A Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School student is facing suspension after bringing a BB gun to campus Friday.

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

GRU enrollment numbers show decline

Its undergraduate body alone fell to 4,899 - an 8 percent drop from 2013 and a 25 percent decline from Augusta State University's 6,528 class in fall 2012, the last year before it consolidated ...
By Tracey McManus

Students learn to live without technology

The Academy of Richmond County held a "Blackout Day" event Friday, cutting off the classroom lights and asking students to put away their digital devices and experience life without the technology ...
By Sean Gruber

Augusta Prep announces new head of school

Augusta Preparatory Day School announces that Peter Huestis will be its Head of School, officially starting in the 2015-2016 school year.

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