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Friday, Jan. 2, 2015

Bill would allow magnet school students to play for other schools

In his first bill proposal as a state legislator, Rep. Brian Prince has prefiled legislation that would allow students who attend magnet schools to play sports at other schools.
By Tracey McManus

Monday, Dec. 29, 2014

Marijuana oil trials about to start at GRU

The school has the green light to begin a two-patient compassionate access trial of Epidiolex, a drug made from purified cannabidiol oil, an active ingredient in marijuana.
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014

University system uses loophole to lobby lawmakers

ATLANTA - University System of Georgia officials spent tens of thousands of dollars on football tickets, meals and events despite a law banning freebies for Georgia's Legislature.

Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014

New superintendent feels at 'home'

While it's too early to see how she's affected Augusta area schools, Richmond County School Superintendent Pringle has acted on many of the promises she made after taking her oath of office in ...
By Sean Gruber

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014

Tumultuous 2014 for Paine

Over the course of one year, Paine College experienced a campus shooting, an upheaval in administration, received its third accreditation sanction in three years and heard from hundreds of ...
By Tracey McManus

Monday, Dec. 22, 2014

No new TB cases at Westside

As tuberculosis testing appraches conclusion at Westside High School no other case of the disease has been found.
By Sean Gruber

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Historic building on Laney campus demolished

The demolition of the 89-year-old Cauley-Wheeler building on the Lucy C. Laney High School campus is over, but the plan for a building that will act as a link to the former site and its story has ...
By Sean Gruber

Students train to be first-responders

It might seem very intense for a training scenario, but the instructors of A.R. Johnson's Teen Community Emergency Response Class believe stress and realism are the best teachers.
By Sean Gruber

Ex-superintendent to write of miraculous recovery

Taking his doctor's advice, former Richmond County school Superintendent Frank Roberson has nearly finished writing a 150-page book about his remarkable recovery from brain trauma.
By Tracey McManus

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Columbia County Alternative School holds winter graduation

Twenty students got their high school diplomas as a part of Columbia County Alternative School's Save our Seniors program.
By Scott Rouch

MCG students buy toys for sick children

A half-dozen students from the Medical College of Georgia enjoyed the fruits of their labor Thursday, as they loaded more than 250 toys into a giant box wrapped like a present at the Children's ...
By Lisa Kaylor

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

MCG student, class buy kids' books for Ferguson library

Three weeks after the Missouri grand jury indictment verdict, Ashee Nicole Sharer created a Ferguson wish list on, urging classmates to purchase a book for the Ferguson ...
By Doug Stutsman

Sickness closes all McDuffie County schools

One day after closing an elementary school because of excessive absences caused by illness, the McDuffie County School System has decided to close all seven of its schools, according to its ...
By Sean Gruber

2,300 student walking in UGA fall commencement

ATHENS, Ga. — A total of 2,355 students are eligible to walk in the University of Georgia’s fall commencement ceremonies this week.

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

School board members take service oaths

Augusta resident Charlie Hannah and incumbent Board Chairwoman Venus Cain were among those sworn in as Richmond County Board of Education members.
By Sean Gruber

Some schools make gains on report card, but system still struggles

A number of Richmond County schools showed improvements on Georgia's 2014 accountability report card measuring student achievement and progress levels, but the system itself still performed below ...
By Sean Gruber

Illnesses close McDuffie school

Maxwell Elementary School in McDuffie County will be closed from Wednesday through Friday for excessive influenza, strep and a stomach virus absences.
By Sean Gruber

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Richmond schools accepting magnet applications

The Richmond County school system is ready to accept applications for magnet schools and special programs, organizing open houses so student can investigate their options.
By Sean Gruber

Augusta Bar Foundation awards grants

The Augusta Bar Foundation handed out $22,000 in grants Monday to local organizations focused on helping at-risk youth in Augusta.

Georgians passing GED test

More than 100,000 Georgians have passed the GED test in the past five years, certifying they've got the equivalent of a high school education - about 18,000 people a year.
By Lee Shearer
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Enrollment drop plagues many Ga. colleges

ATLANTA -- The financial future of 15 colleges and universities in Georgia that experienced declining enrollment is dependent on a revised funding formula, the university system chancellor warns.
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