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  • CSRA 2014-2015 Back To School Start Dates

    CSRA 2014-2015 Back To School Start Dates

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:55:29 GMT
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    We have compiled a list of school year starts dates for CSRA school systems. Click for more information.
    We have compiled a list of school year starts dates for CSRA school systems. Click for more information.
  • Public Memorial Service Set For Dr. Connie L. Drisko, Dean Emeritus Of The GRU College of Dental Medicine

    Public Memorial Service Set For Dr. Connie L. Drisko, Dean Emeritus Of The GRU College of Dental Medicine

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:57 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:57:08 GMT
    Photo of Dr. Connie Drisko (Credit: Georgia Regents University)Photo of Dr. Connie Drisko (Credit: Georgia Regents University)
    A public memorial service has been planned for Dr. Connie L. Drisko, former Dean of the College of Dental Medicine at Georgia Regents University.
    A public memorial service has been planned for Dr. Connie L. Drisko, former Dean of the College of Dental Medicine at Georgia Regents University.
  • Interviews Being Conducted In Search For New Richmond County School Superintendent

    Interviews Being Conducted In Search For New Richmond County School Superintendent

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:13:21 GMT
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    The process of interviewing candidates for the position of Richmond County Superintendent of Schools began Friday.
    The process of interviewing candidates for the position of Richmond County Superintendent of Schools began Friday.
  • "Stuff The Bus" School Supply Drive To Be Held Friday

    "Stuff The Bus" School Supply Drive To Be Held Friday

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:07:33 GMT
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    The "Stuff the Bus" school supply drive will be held Friday morning in Augusta.
    The "Stuff the Bus" school supply drive will be held Friday morning in Augusta.
  • Georgia releases student growth tool

    Georgia releases student growth tool

    Georgia parents now can see how their children are performing compared to students with similar academic histories. The information and a new online tool focus on how students improved from year to year and in...
    Georgia parents now can see how their children are performing compared to students with similar academic histories. The information and a new online tool focus on how students improved from year to year and in certain...
  • Elks Lodge 205 sponsoring safety awareness program

    Bike Safety Day Saturday, July 26th

    Bike Safety Day Saturday, July 26th

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:38:58 GMT
    Elks Lodge 205 is sponsoring Bike Safety Day on Saturday, July 26th at the Elks Lodge, 205 Elkdom Court from 10am until Noon.
    Elks Lodge 205 is sponsoring Bike Safety Day on Saturday, July 26th at the Elks Lodge, 205 Elkdom Court from 10am until Noon.
  • Greenworks to hold free composting classes

    Greenworks to hold free composting classes

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:58 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:58:30 GMT
    Dumpster Depot is offering a free Greenworks Composting Class on July 29th at the USCA Convocation Center.
    Dumpster Depot is offering a free Greenworks Composting Class on July 29th at the USCA Convocation Center.
  • Charter School's Fate Lies in Hands of State

    Charter School's Fate Lies in Hands of State

    Charter School's Fate Lies in Hands of State

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:49:14 GMT
    The board for a proposed charter school in Columbia County will now have to seek state approval to start up.The county school board unanimously denied their petition for local funding at Tuesday night's meeting The petition for the Columbia County School for the Arts is up to almost 1,500 signatures, but that was not enough to convince the local school board to approve. So now, it's up to the state to decide whether C...
    The board for a proposed charter school in Columbia County will now have to seek state approval to start up.The county school board unanimously denied their petition for local funding at Tuesday night's meeting The petition for the Columbia County School for the Arts is up to almost 1,500 signatures, but that was not enough to convince the local school board to approve. So now, it's up to the state to decide whether C...
  • Augusta Canal National Heritage Area Receives 2014 Park Stewards Grant

    Augusta Canal National Heritage Area Receives 2014 Park Stewards Grant

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:32:14 GMT
    Augusta Canal National Heritage Area receives 2014 Park Stewards Grant
    Augusta Canal National Heritage Area receives 2014 Park Stewards Grant
  • Teachers Receive School Supplies From Kroger

    Teachers Receive School Supplies From Kroger

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:22:48 GMT
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    Several CSRA teachers received school supplies courtesy of Kroger's Atlanta Division on Tuesday.
    Several CSRA teachers received school supplies courtesy of Kroger's Atlanta Division on Tuesday.
  • Richmond County Board Of Education To Interview School Superintendent Candidates

    Richmond County Board Of Education To Interview School Superintendent Candidates

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:05:23 GMT
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    The Richmond County Board of Education will start interviewing candidates to fill the position of Superintendent of Schools starting Friday.
    The Richmond County Board of Education will start interviewing candidates to fill the position of Superintendent of Schools starting Friday.
  • Engineering Student Thriving After Severe Car Accident

    Engineering Student Thriving After Severe Car Accident

    Engineering Student Thriving After Severe Car Accident

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:25:09 GMT
    What may have seemed like a dying dream a few years ago for one college student has come back to life. James Holiday never thought he would be able to go back to school and get his degree in engineering. He suffered massive head trauma in 2010 after a car accident and was not expected to live. This summer, his dream is becoming reality as he gets one step closer to starting his career. The wheels are turning on this m...
    What may have seemed like a dying dream a few years ago for one college student has come back to life. James Holiday never thought he would be able to go back to school and get his degree in engineering. He suffered massive head trauma in 2010 after a car accident and was not expected to live. This summer, his dream is becoming reality as he gets one step closer to starting his career. The wheels are turning on this m...
  • 1 On 1: Back to School Drive for Boys and Clubs Club

    1 On 1: Back to School Drive for Boys and Clubs Club

    Sunday, July 20 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-07-20 17:51:19 GMT
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    The University of Phoenix Augusta campus is holding a back to school drive to benefit the Boys and Guys Club of the CSRA. 
    The University of Phoenix Augusta campus is holding a back to school drive to benefit the Boys and Guys Club of the CSRA. 

  • 3-year old fighting Proteus Syndrome

    Proteus Syndrome: Go Trey, GO!!

    Proteus Syndrome: Go Trey, GO!!

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-07-18 02:22:50 GMT
    3-year old Trey Mills, from Harlem, GA is one of only 200 people in the world with Proteus Syndrome, which causes rapid growth-- not only of the limbs, but of the organs.
    3-year old Trey Mills, from Harlem, GA is one of only 200 people in the world with Proteus Syndrome, which causes rapid growth-- not only of the limbs, but of the organs.
  • Gamecocks picked to win SEC East

    Gamecocks picked to win SEC East

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-07-18 01:08:54 GMT
    South Carolina is the SEC media's pick to win the conference's Eastern Division.
    South Carolina is the SEC media's pick to win the conference's Eastern Division.
  • Claims of Grade Changes Untrue

    Claims of Grade Changes Untrue

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:15:15 GMT
     WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory finds out for Richmond County Schools Superintendent Frank Roberson that there is no truth to claims of fraudulent grade changes at Laney High School.
     WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory finds out for Richmond County Schools Superintendent Frank Roberson that there is no truth to claims of fraudulent grade changes at Laney High School.
  • Groundbreaking Research In Augusta Could Change Lives Across The Country

    Groundbreaking Research In Augusta Could Change Lives Across The Country

    Monday, July 14 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-07-14 19:14:20 GMT
    It was devastating for parents with children suffering from epilepsy when news broke that Georgia lawmakers failed to a pass a bill this year that would allow clinical trials with cannabis oil. This week, though, Governor Nathan Deal met with a British drug manufacturer to talk about the possibility of trials with a marijuana-based drug. The drug would help treat children with seizures, and would be conducted at Children's Hospital of Georgia.
    It was devastating for parents with children suffering from epilepsy when news broke that Georgia lawmakers failed to a pass a bill this year that would allow clinical trials with cannabis oil. This week, though, Governor Nathan Deal met with a British drug manufacturer to talk about the possibility of trials with a marijuana-based drug. The drug would help treat children with seizures, and would be conducted at Children's Hospital of Georgia.
  • 1 On 1: Roast and Toast for Scholarships

    1 On 1: Roast and Toast for Scholarships

    Sunday, July 13 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-07-13 14:38:05 GMT
    The Augusta Mini Theater is hoping to cover the costs of college books through a roast and toast celebration.
    The Augusta Mini Theater is hoping to cover the costs of college books through a roast and toast celebration.
  • Outgoing Superintendent Of Schools Talks About His Departure

    Outgoing Superintendent Of Schools Talks About His Departure

    Thursday, July 10 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-07-10 21:55:46 GMT
    There's still no word on a new leader for Richmond County schools. Board members have begun the process of dwindling the numbers of candidates. Dr. Frank Roberson has held the position for the past four years. But his contract was not renewed. News Channel 6's Dee Griffin talked with Dr. Roberson.Dr. Roberson is a man who leans heavily on his faith. While he wanted to stay in his current position, Dr. Roberson doesn't harbor any resentment. But, he does have some words of wisdom for the perso...
    There's still no word on a new leader for Richmond County schools. Board members have begun the process of dwindling the numbers of candidates. Dr. Frank Roberson has held the position for the past four years. But his contract was not renewed. News Channel 6's Dee Griffin talked with Dr. Roberson.Dr. Roberson is a man who leans heavily on his faith. While he wanted to stay in his current position, Dr. Roberson doesn't harbor any resentment. But, he does have some words of wisdom for the perso...
  • MAGIC Camp for Girls

    MAGIC Camp for Girls

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-07-10 02:38:07 GMT
    MAGIC is an organization that holds week-long summer camps across Georgia for high school girls to get a taste of careers in fields like electrical engineering and construction.
    MAGIC is an organization that holds week-long summer camps across Georgia for high school girls to get a taste of careers in fields like electrical engineering and construction.
  • Aiken Technical College Launches Two Fully Online Associate Degree Programs

    Aiken Technical College Launches Two Fully Online Associate Degree Programs

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-07-09 19:00:23 GMT
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    Aiken Technical College will launch its first two fully online degree programs this fall, making it possible and convenient for students near and far to earn an associate’s degree entirely online, without having to attend classes in-person.
    Aiken Technical College will launch its first two fully online degree programs this fall, making it possible and convenient for students near and far to earn an associate’s degree entirely online, without having to attend classes in-person.
  • New Group Hopes to Keep Teens Off the Streets

    New Group Hopes to Keep Teens Off the Streets

    New Group Hopes to Keep Teens Off the Streets

    Monday, July 7 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-07-07 21:06:46 GMT
    With Saturday night’s shooting at the entertainment hub of Richmond County, many parents are wondering about alternatives to keep their kids busy. A special group of teens at the Wilson Family Y want to make a positive impact on other youth with fun activities.A few weeks agoa group ofyoung men came together to form the Teen Y Watch Council at the Wilson Family Y."We want to do it because we see a lot of violence on t...
    With Saturday night’s shooting at the entertainment hub of Richmond County, many parents are wondering about alternatives to keep their kids busy. A special group of teens at the Wilson Family Y want to make a positive impact on other youth with fun activities.A few weeks agoa group ofyoung men came together to form the Teen Y Watch Council at the Wilson Family Y."We want to do it because we see a lot of violence on t...
  • Patriotic Concert St. Paul's Church

    Patriotic Concert St. Paul's Church

    Saturday, July 5 2014 12:34 AM EDT2014-07-05 04:34:39 GMT
    Augusta native Russell Joel Brown joined some 100 other singers and musicians at St. Paul's Episcopal Church for the Star Spangled 4th concert.
    Augusta native Russell Joel Brown joined some 100 other singers and musicians at St. Paul's Episcopal Church for the Star Spangled 4th concert.
  • Governor Nathan Deal: Georgia To Invest In Early Childhood Teachers

    Governor Nathan Deal: Georgia To Invest In Early Childhood Teachers

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-07-02 21:33:09 GMT
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    Wednesday, Governor Nathan Deal and the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) announced the launch of additional financial support for Georgia’s early childhood educators to enhance their credentials through three new programs.
    Wednesday, Governor Nathan Deal and the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) announced the launch of additional financial support for Georgia’s early childhood educators to enhance their credentials through three new programs.
  • Mom2Mom: Ready or Not, Another Rite of Passage

    Mom2Mom: Ready or Not, Another Rite of Passage

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 12:43 AM EDT2014-07-02 04:43:21 GMT
    Mom2Mom May-June, 2014  The baby of the family graduates from high school this month. 
    Mom2Mom May-June, 2014  The baby of the family graduates from high school this month. 
  • Giving Your Best: Annettea Mills

    Giving Your Best: Annettea Mills

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 12:40 AM EDT2014-07-02 04:40:33 GMT
    Annettea Mills is the Giving Your Best winner for May 2014.
    Annettea Mills is the Giving Your Best winner for May 2014.
  • Congressman John Barrow Announces $10.9 Million Grant For CSRA Head Start Program

    Congressman John Barrow Announces $10.9 Million Grant For CSRA Head Start Program

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-07-01 21:56:59 GMT
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    Tuesday, U.S. Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) announced that the Central Savannah River Area Economic Opportunity Authority would receive a $10,941,160 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
    Tuesday, U.S. Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) announced that the Central Savannah River Area Economic Opportunity Authority would receive a $10,941,160 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Young Winner

    Young Spelling Bee winner

    Young Spelling Bee winner

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-06-26 02:38:45 GMT
    One kindergarten has learned way more than just his ABC's and he showed his smarts by blowing away the competition. Six year old Kazim Ali won his school spelling bee earlier this week in Jordan, Utah. His winning word, sapphire.Ali was the youngest in the competition and hopes to be a national spelling bee champion.
    One kindergarten has learned way more than just his ABC's and he showed his smarts by blowing away the competition. Six year old Kazim Ali won his school spelling bee earlier this week in Jordan, Utah. His winning word, sapphire.Ali was the youngest in the competition and hopes to be a national spelling bee champion.
  • Dean Emeritus Of The GRU College Of Dental Medicine Dies

    Dean Emeritus Of The GRU College Of Dental Medicine Dies

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-06-24 22:00:44 GMT
    Photo of Dr. Connie Drisko (Credit: Georgia Regents University)Photo of Dr. Connie Drisko (Credit: Georgia Regents University)
    Dr. Connie L. Drisko, former Dean of the College of Dental Medicine at Georgia Regents University, died Sunday at Georgia Regents Medical Center after a short battle with acute myelogenous leukemia.
    Dr. Connie L. Drisko, former Dean of the College of Dental Medicine at Georgia Regents University, died Sunday at Georgia Regents Medical Center after a short battle with acute myelogenous leukemia.
  • More Detailed Information Released Concerning Paine College's Probation

    More Detailed Information Released Concerning Paine College's Probation

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-06-24 20:51:36 GMT
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    More details have been released concerning Paine College being placed on probation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
    More details have been released concerning Paine College being placed on probation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
  • USC Raising Tuition; President Says Current Path Not Sustainable

    USC Raising Tuition; President Says Current Path Not Sustainable

    Monday, June 23 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-06-23 22:45:46 GMT
    Tuition at the University of South Carolina will be going up 3.2 percent this fall, an increase of $171 per semester for in-state students. The school says it’s because of spending increases that the state is requiring but is not completely paying for. USC student Shenay Turner says, "I don't like it. I'm a first-generation college student so it's already hard for me to be here. I have to have loans in addition to my scholarships and grants and every year since I've been here--I'm a senior no...
    Tuition at the University of South Carolina will be going up 3.2 percent this fall, an increase of $171 per semester for in-state students. The school says it’s because of spending increases that the state is requiring but is not completely paying for. USC student Shenay Turner says, "I don't like it. I'm a first-generation college student so it's already hard for me to be here. I have to have loans in addition to my scholarships and grants and every year since I've been here--I'm a senior no...
  • Paine College Placed On Probation By Accreditation Commission

    Paine College Placed On Probation By Accreditation Commission

    Friday, June 20 2014 2:17 PM EDT2014-06-20 18:17:58 GMT
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    Paine College being placed on probation by its accrediting body. WJBF News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the details on the probation and what this means for the school.
    Paine College being placed on probation by its accrediting body. WJBF News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the details on the probation and what this means for the school.
  • USC Student Awarded Medal of Honor

    USC Student Awarded Medal of Honor

    Thursday, June 19 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-06-19 23:00:28 GMT
    A South Carolina Gamecock and Marine Corps veteran has top honors from the military.William Kyle Carpenter was awarded the Medal of Honor Thursday.In November 2010, Carpenter jumped onto a live grenade during a firefight with the Taliban to protect a fellow Marine.He lost his right eye, most of his jaw and suffers from a collapsed lung. What's even more amazing is that he was briefly declared dead -- but somehow survived.Since his heroic move, Carpenter has run a marathon, gone skydiving and ...
    A South Carolina Gamecock and Marine Corps veteran has top honors from the military.William Kyle Carpenter was awarded the Medal of Honor Thursday.In November 2010, Carpenter jumped onto a live grenade during a firefight with the Taliban to protect a fellow Marine.He lost his right eye, most of his jaw and suffers from a collapsed lung. What's even more amazing is that he was briefly declared dead -- but somehow survived.Since his heroic move, Carpenter has run a marathon, gone skydiving and ...
  • Augusta Exchange Club Honors Harlem High School Senior

    Augusta Exchange Club Honors Harlem High School Senior

    Thursday, June 19 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-06-19 19:26:29 GMT
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     The Augusta Exchange Club honors seven students, and names a Harlem High School student as the best of the best.
     The Augusta Exchange Club honors seven students, and names a Harlem High School student as the best of the best.
  • Richmond County Board of Education Meets Concerning Search For New School Superintendent

    Richmond County Board of Education Meets Concerning Search For New School Superintendent

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-06-17 22:00:44 GMT
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    A Richmond County Board of Education meeting concerning the search for a new school superintendent has ended. WJBF News channel 6's Deon Guillory has the latest information.
    A Richmond County Board of Education meeting concerning the search for a new school superintendent has ended. WJBF News channel 6's Deon Guillory has the latest information.
  • Richmond County Board Of Education Honored

    Richmond County Board Of Education Honored

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-06-17 19:49:42 GMT
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    The Richmond County Board of Education was honored at the Georgia School Board Association Summer Conference in Savannah last Friday.
    The Richmond County Board of Education was honored at the Georgia School Board Association Summer Conference in Savannah last Friday.
  • Homeless student graduates top of her class; gets full ride scholarship

    Homeless student graduates top of her class; gets full ride scholarship

    Thursday, June 12 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-06-12 17:59:39 GMT
    Rashema Melson graduated Anacostia High School top of her class.Rashema Melson graduated Anacostia High School top of her class.
    A homeless Washington DC high school student overcame incredible odds to graduate at the top of her class. Now she has a permanent home: on a full ride. Rashema Melson graduated Anacostia High School after enduring a difficult childhood. Her father was killed when she was 7 months old and she spent her childhood bouncing around from apartment to apartment. For the last 2 years, she has lived with her mother and two brothers in a single room at the DC General Homeless Shelter. Melson gradua...
    A homeless Washington DC high school student overcame incredible odds to graduate at the top of her class. Now she has a permanent home: on a full ride. Rashema Melson graduated Anacostia High School after enduring a difficult childhood. Her father was killed when she was 7 months old and she spent her childhood bouncing around from apartment to apartment. For the last 2 years, she has lived with her mother and two brothers in a single room at the DC General Homeless Shelter. Melson gradua...
  • The Academy of Richmond County Graduation 2014

    The Academy of Richmond County Graduation 2014

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-06-10 16:14:06 GMT
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    Click to view video from The Academy of Richmond County's 2014 graduation ceremony.
    Click to view video from The Academy of Richmond County's 2014 graduation ceremony.
  • A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet High School Graduation 2014

    A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet High School Graduation 2014

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-06-10 16:13:02 GMT
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    Click to view video from A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet High School's 2014 graduation ceremony.
    Click to view video from A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet High School's 2014 graduation ceremony.
  • Westside High School Graduation 2014

    Westside High School Graduation 2014

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-06-10 16:11:49 GMT
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    Click to view video from Westside High School's 2014 graduation ceremony.
    Click to view video from Westside High School's 2014 graduation ceremony.
  • Cross Creek High School Graduation 2014

    Cross Creek High School Graduation 2014

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-06-10 16:10:36 GMT
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    Click to view video from Cross Creek High School's 2014 graduation ceremony.
    Click to view video from Cross Creek High School's 2014 graduation ceremony.
  • T.W. Josey Comprehensive High School Graduation 2014

    T.W. Josey Comprehensive High School Graduation 2014

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-06-10 16:10:02 GMT
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    Click to view video from T.W. Josey Comprehensive High School's 2014 graduation ceremony.
    Click to view video from T.W. Josey Comprehensive High School's 2014 graduation ceremony.
  • Lucy C. Laney High School Graduation 2014

    Lucy C. Laney High School Graduation 2014

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-06-10 16:09:02 GMT
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    Click to view video from Lucy C. Laney High School's 2014 graduation ceremony.
    Click to view video from Lucy C. Laney High School's 2014 graduation ceremony.
  • George P. Butler Comprehensive High School Graduation 2014

    George P. Butler Comprehensive High School Graduation 2014

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-06-10 16:07:42 GMT
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    Click to view video from George P. Butler Comprehensive High School's 2014 graduation ceremony.
    Click to view video from George P. Butler Comprehensive High School's 2014 graduation ceremony.
  • Glenn Hills High School Graduation 2014

    Glenn Hills High School Graduation 2014

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-06-10 16:05:48 GMT
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    Click to view video from Glenn Hills High School's 2014 graduation ceremony.
    Click to view video from Glenn Hills High School's 2014 graduation ceremony.
  • John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet High School Graduation 2014

    John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet High School Graduation 2014

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-06-10 16:05:02 GMT
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    Click to view Davidson Fine Arts Magnet High School's 2014 Graduation ceremony.
    Click to view Davidson Fine Arts Magnet High School's 2014 Graduation ceremony.
  • Hephzibah High School Graduation 2014

    Hephzibah High School Graduation 2014

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-06-10 16:04:18 GMT
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    Click to view video from Hephzibah High School's 2014 graduation ceremony.
    Click to view video from Hephzibah High School's 2014 graduation ceremony.
  • Lakeside High School Graduation 2014

    Lakeside High School Graduation 2014

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-06-10 16:03:30 GMT
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    Click to view video from Lakeside High School's 2014 graduation ceremony.
    Click to view video from Lakeside High School's 2014 graduation ceremony.
  • Greenbrier High School Graduation 2014

    Greenbrier High School Graduation 2014

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 12:02 PM EDT2014-06-10 16:02:49 GMT
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    Click to view video from Greenbrier High School's 2014 graduation ceremony.
    Click to view video from Greenbrier High School's 2014 graduation ceremony.
  • Grovetown High School Graduation 2014

    Grovetown High School Graduation 2014

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-06-10 16:01:46 GMT
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    Click to view video from Grovetown High School's 2014 graduation ceremony.
    Click to view video from Grovetown High School's 2014 graduation ceremony.
  • Harlem High School Graduation 2014

    Harlem High School Graduation 2014

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 11:59 AM EDT2014-06-10 15:59:46 GMT
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    Click to view video from Harlem High School's 2014 graduation ceremony.
    Click to view video from Harlem High School's 2014 graduation ceremony.
  • Richmond, Columbia County Graduation Ceremonies Now Online

    Richmond, Columbia County Graduation Ceremonies Now Online

    Sunday, June 8 2014 10:40 PM EDT2014-06-09 02:40:13 GMT
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    Click for information on viewing Richmond and Columbia County graduation ceremonies online or for information on how to order a graduation DVD.
    Click for information on viewing Richmond and Columbia County graduation ceremonies online or for information on how to order a graduation DVD.
  • New Teacher Evaluation System Takes Longer To Complete

    New Teacher Evaluation System Takes Longer To Complete

    Some school administrators say the new teacher evaluation system is a lot of work. We spoke to the Columbia County Associate Superintendent to get the facts.
    Some school administrators say the new teacher evaluation system is a lot of work. We spoke to the Columbia County Associate Superintendent to get the facts.
  • Assistant Principal Demoted For Copying Teacher Evaluations

    Assistant Principal Demoted For Copying Teacher Evaluations

    The assistant principal of Greenbrier Elementary School has been demoted to a teacher after school officials found that her teacher evaluations were very similar to the principal's evaluations.
    The assistant principal of Greenbrier Elementary School has been demoted to a teacher after school officials found that her teacher evaluations were very similar to the principal's evaluations.
  • Winter Storm Recovery Is Creating Closures for Thursday, January 30th

    Winter Storm Recovery Is Creating Closures for Thursday, January 30th

    Thursday, May 15 2014 3:57 PM EDT2014-05-15 19:57:07 GMT
    The CSRA is continuing to rebound from Tuesday's winter storm. As areas continue to clean up and treat roadways, there are some closures and delays being announced for Thursday, January 30.
    The CSRA is continuing to rebound from Tuesday's winter storm. As areas continue to clean up and treat roadways, there are some closures and delays being announced for Thursday, January 30.
  • Breaking The Stereotypes Of Teen Dating Violence

    Breaking The Stereotypes Of Teen Dating Violence

    Thursday, May 15 2014 3:57 PM EDT2014-05-15 19:57:06 GMT
    The Means Report episode that aired on February 2, 2013. (Part 1 of 3)
    The Means Report episode that aired on February 2, 2013 featuring: Ruthie Garcia from SafeHomes of Augusta, WJBF Chief Meteorologist George Myers, and our What Does It Mean To You Question. (Part 1 of 3)
  • UPDATED: Border Bowl Kicks Off At 1:00 P.M.

    UPDATED: Border Bowl Kicks Off At 1:00 P.M.

    Thursday, May 15 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-05-15 19:56:57 GMT
    Click to watch the 1st annual Border Bowl live online.
    Click to watch the 1st annual Border Bowl live online.
  • Students Share Their Stories From That Day

    Exclusive On 6: A Look Inside Building Where Paine College Shooting Happened

    Exclusive On 6: A Look Inside Building Where Paine College Shooting Happened

    It's a story you're only going to see on WJBF News Channel 6. We're giving you a look at the hallway where Monday's Paine College shooting took place.
    It's a story you're only going to see on WJBF News Channel 6. We're giving you a look at the hallway where Monday's Paine College shooting took place.
  • Allendale County Students Band Together Over Steel Drums

    Allendale County Students Band Together Over Steel Drums

    Thursday, May 1 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-05-01 15:25:20 GMT
    In Allendale County, South Carolina, students band together to learn about music and life. Ashley Bridges reports.
    In Allendale County, South Carolina, students band together to learn about music and life. Ashley Bridges reports.
  • Report: South Carolina students falling behind

    Report: South Carolina students falling behind

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-04-02 04:02:02 GMT
    A new report out today says South Carolina school children are behind their peers in other states. The Race for Results report comes from the Annie E. Casey foundation, an organization that aims to help
    A new report out today says South Carolina school children are behind their peers in other states. The Race for Results report comes from the Annie E. Casey foundation, an organization that aims to help
  • Golden Apple: Kim Phillips

    Golden Apple: Kim Phillips

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-04-02 02:06:09 GMT
    Kim Phillips is a veteran in the classroom but this year brings something brand new. She's teaching kindergarten for the first time."My principal thought that I was a very nurturing person so she thought I might enjoy teaching kindergarten. I had once told her that before I retired I really wanted to teach kindergarten, so she just gave me my wish."This big change comes after she taught 2nd grade for 20 years."They're just beginning so that is a lot of fun getting to see them grow from the ve...
    Kim Phillips is a veteran in the classroom but this year brings something brand new. She's teaching kindergarten for the first time."My principal thought that I was a very nurturing person so she thought I might enjoy teaching kindergarten. I had once told her that before I retired I really wanted to teach kindergarten, so she just gave me my wish."This big change comes after she taught 2nd grade for 20 years."They're just beginning so that is a lot of fun getting to see them grow from the ve...
  • Golden Apple: Daniel Patrick

    Golden Apple: Daniel Patrick

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-03-26 02:31:05 GMT
    Welcome to Pine Hill Middle School where 7th grade sounds a lot like college."We were actually introducing entrepreneurship and economic systems throughout different parts of the world," says teacher Daniel Patrick. "The main thing that we were trying to do is get them to understand that in any business you have to have the combination human capital, capital goods, as well as the balance between labor costs as well as profits and loss that a company can have."Just part of the lesson plan from...
    Welcome to Pine Hill Middle School where 7th grade sounds a lot like college."We were actually introducing entrepreneurship and economic systems throughout different parts of the world," says teacher Daniel Patrick. "The main thing that we were trying to do is get them to understand that in any business you have to have the combination human capital, capital goods, as well as the balance between labor costs as well as profits and loss that a company can have."Just part of the lesson plan from...
  • Giving Your Best: Lyn Fleming

    Giving Your Best: Lyn Fleming

    Friday, February 28 2014 3:59 PM EST2014-02-28 20:59:55 GMT
    Lyn Fleming is the Giving Your Best winner for January, 2014.
    Lyn Fleming is the Giving Your Best winner for January, 2014.
  • Golden Apple: Bonnie McNeill

    Golden Apple: Bonnie McNeill

    Friday, February 28 2014 10:16 AM EST2014-02-28 15:16:39 GMT
    "When I was in the 5th grade, I joined the band, loved it, loved it.  I knew before 5th grade I would teach, but when I got into band I knew what I was going to teach," she says.She took that love for
    "When I was in the 5th grade, I joined the band, loved it, loved it.  I knew before 5th grade I would teach, but when I got into band I knew what I was going to teach," she says.She took that love for
  • Golden Apple: Stephanie Prandy

    Golden Apple: Stephanie Prandy

    Friday, February 28 2014 10:16 AM EST2014-02-28 15:16:39 GMT
    She says,"Their voice is very important and so I try to strive for opportunities that give open-endedness to where they do all get to have a voice right or wrong."Mrs. Prandy also needs parents to help
    She says,"Their voice is very important and so I try to strive for opportunities that give open-endedness to where they do all get to have a voice right or wrong."Mrs. Prandy also needs parents to help
  • Golden Apple: Christian Wilder

    Golden Apple: Christian Wilder

    Friday, February 28 2014 10:16 AM EST2014-02-28 15:16:38 GMT
    Christian Wilder has been teaching most of her life,  long before she ever had thoughts of ending up in an actual classroom."Teaching has been around in my family for a while," she says. "I did not think
    Christian Wilder has been teaching most of her life,  long before she ever had thoughts of ending up in an actual classroom."Teaching has been around in my family for a while," she says. "I did not think
  • Golden Apple: Shana Brown

    Golden Apple: Shana Brown

    Friday, February 28 2014 10:16 AM EST2014-02-28 15:16:38 GMT
    Shana Brown's students get to learn about how we got here. She teaches U.S. and World History at Thomson High School."I've always been intrigued by the story that got us to where we are," she says. "I
    Shana Brown's students get to learn about how we got here. She teaches U.S. and World History at Thomson High School."I've always been intrigued by the story that got us to where we are," she says. "I
  • Golden Apple: Stephanie Scott

    Golden Apple: Stephanie Scott

    Friday, February 28 2014 10:16 AM EST2014-02-28 15:16:38 GMT
    Long before Stephanie Scott came to Richmond County, Georgia, she was a small child in a small town.  That's when someone made a big impression."I've always wanted to become a teacher because of my 2nd
    Long before Stephanie Scott came to Richmond County, Georgia, she was a small child in a small town.  That's when someone made a big impression."I've always wanted to become a teacher because of my 2nd
  • Golden Apple: Carol Burton

    Golden Apple: Carol Burton

    Friday, February 28 2014 10:16 AM EST2014-02-28 15:16:38 GMT
    Carol Burton, who teaches at Westmont Elementary School, is this week's Golden Apple Award recipient.
    Carol Burton, who teaches at Westmont Elementary School, is this week's Golden Apple Award recipient.
  • Mom2Mom: Spring Spruce-Up?

    Mom2Mom: Spring Spruce-Up?

    Augusta Family Magazine March '13: When a busy mom's got too much going on and her brain gets cluttered, crazy things can happen!
    Augusta Family Magazine March '13: When a busy mom's got too much going on and her brain gets cluttered, crazy things can happen!


     
  • Golden Apple: Chanique Hill

    Golden Apple: Chanique Hill

    Tuesday, February 4 2014 9:17 PM EST2014-02-05 02:17:05 GMT
    When we walked in to Chiniqua Hill's classroom we thought we were in George Myers' forecast center.  These 6th graders are really into their lesson on meteorology."You walked in on what we call the activator,"
    When we walked in to Chiniqua Hill's classroom we thought we were in George Myers' forecast center.  These 6th graders are really into their lesson on meteorology."You walked in on what we call the activator,"
  • Greenville school has dead board members

    Greenville school has dead board members

    Tuesday, December 3 2013 8:41 AM EST2013-12-03 13:41:10 GMT
    GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) - A private school in Greenville filed tax documents that appear to show one third of the board of directors is dead. The IRS non-profit form 990, filed in 2011 and 2012, also
    GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) - A private school in Greenville filed tax documents that appear to show one third of the board of directors is dead. The IRS non-profit form 990, filed in 2011 and 2012, also
  • Mom2Mom: Teenage Daughters

    Mom2Mom: Teenage Daughters

    Thursday, August 1 2013 7:53 PM EDT2013-08-01 23:53:53 GMT
    Augusta Family Magazine, May/June '12:  The four-letter word that can really test a relationship, not to mention a mother's patience. Keeping your cool shopping for P-R-O-M!
    Augusta Family Magazine, May/June '12:  The four-letter word that can really test a relationship, not to mention a mother's patience. Keeping your cool shopping for P-R-O-M!
  • Mom2Mom: Sticking Together Now... and Then!

    Mom2Mom: Sticking Together Now... and Then!

    Thursday, August 1 2013 7:50 PM EDT2013-08-01 23:50:50 GMT
    Augusta Family Magazine July '13:  Many times a parent doesn't know what their toddlers have mastered until it's too late. Thank goodness a neighbor kept an eye out for Jennie's wee escapees!
    Augusta Family Magazine July '13:  Many times a parent doesn't know what their toddlers have mastered until it's too late. Thank goodness a neighbor kept an eye out for Jennie's wee escapees!



     
  • Mom2Mom: Obsolete Objects

    Mom2Mom: Obsolete Objects

    Thursday, August 1 2013 7:49 PM EDT2013-08-01 23:49:52 GMT
    Augusta Family Magazine Nov. '12:  Nothing makes a parent feel more obsolete than "fold up thingys" and vennels!  Read this month's Mom2Mom column to see what we mean!
    Augusta Family Magazine Nov. '12:  Nothing makes a parent feel more obsolete than "fold up thingys" and vennels!  Read this month's Mom2Mom column to see what we mean!





     
  • Mom2Mom: Here's to Camp Grow-A-Thick Skin!

    Mom2Mom: Here's to Camp Grow-A-Thick Skin!

    Thursday, August 1 2013 7:48 PM EDT2013-08-01 23:48:15 GMT
    Augusta Family Magazine April '13: When summer camp isn't as fun as it looks in the movies, kids have to grow a thick skin!
    Augusta Family Magazine April '13: When summer camp isn't as fun as it looks in the movies, kids have to grow a thick skin!
  • Mom2Mom: Crusin' Confusion

    Mom2Mom: Crusin' Confusion

    Augusta Family Magazine Feb. '13: Unexpected discovery on a family cruise that Jennie's son's perception of reality is seriously skewed by the sea's gentle rocking! Who is this kid, and what did he do with Zack?
    Augusta Family Magazine Feb. '13: Unexpected discovery on a family cruise that Jennie's son's perception of reality is seriously skewed by the sea's gentle rocking! Who is this kid, and what did he do with Zack?
  • Mom2Mom: Making A Splash At The Mall!

    Mom2Mom: Making A Splash At The Mall!

    Thursday, August 1 2013 7:36 PM EDT2013-08-01 23:36:02 GMT
    Augusta Family Magazine June '13: If this story had happened today, my child and I would have gone viral. Thank goodness there were no cell phone cameras in the late 90's!
    Augusta Family Magazine June '13: If this story had happened today, my child and I would have gone viral. Thank goodness there were no cell phone cameras in the late 90's!
  • Mom2Mom: Dinnertime Distractions

    Mom2Mom: Dinnertime Distractions

    Thursday, August 1 2013 7:25 PM EDT2013-08-01 23:25:53 GMT
    Mom2Mom September 2012:  "Dinnertime DIstractions"Mom2Mom September 2012: "Dinnertime DIstractions"
    Augusta Family Magazine Sept. '12: Juggling hats is a way of life for working moms... and sometimes it catches up with us!
    Augusta Family Magazine Sept. '12: Juggling hats is a way of life for working moms... and sometimes it catches up with us! 

     
  • Mom2Mom: Busted on the Beach

    Mom2Mom: Busted on the Beach

    Thursday, August 1 2013 7:25 PM EDT2013-08-01 23:25:05 GMT
    Augusta Family Magazine July '12: One of those moments when kids are embarrassed by their mom's uncool behavior. Moms live for this stuff!
    Augusta Family Magazine July '12: One of those moments when kids are embarrassed by their mom's uncool behavior. Moms live for this stuff!
  • Georgia "Back To School" Sales Tax Holiday Announced

    Georgia "Back To School" Sales Tax Holiday Announced

    Tuesday, July 16 2013 11:46 AM EDT2013-07-16 15:46:21 GMT
    With the advent of a new school year just weeks away, the Georgia Department of Revenue announces that the "back to school" sales tax holiday will be August 9th-10th.
    With the advent of a new school year just weeks away, the Georgia Department of Revenue announces that the "back to school" sales tax holiday will be August 9th-10th.
  • South Carolina Back To School "Sales Tax" Holiday Information

    South Carolina Back To School "Sales Tax" Holiday Information

    Tuesday, July 16 2013 9:39 AM EDT2013-07-16 13:39:16 GMT
    South Carolina will, once again this year, be withholding sales tax from August 2nd through August 4th on certain items related to kids going back to school.
    South Carolina will, once again this year, be withholding sales tax from August 2nd through August 4th on certain items related to kids going back to school.
  • GRU Pumps $1.8 Billion Into Local Economy

    GRU Pumps $1.8 Billion Into Local Economy

    Thursday, July 11 2013 12:46 AM EDT2013-07-11 04:46:27 GMT
    A study released by the Selig Center for Economic Growth reported that GRU pumped $1.8 billion into the local economy and generated a combined 19,192 jobs in fiscal year 2012.
    A study released by the Selig Center for Economic Growth reported that GRU pumped $1.8 billion into the local economy and generated a combined 19,192 jobs in fiscal year 2012.
  • Bob Richards Toyota Funding Community Programs

    Bob Richards Toyota Funding Community Programs

    Thursday, July 11 2013 12:27 AM EDT2013-07-11 04:27:39 GMT
    Bob Richards of Bob Richards Toyota recently presented United Way of the CSRA with a $10,000 check in support of the 2013 fundraising campaign.  Bob Richards of Bob Richards Toyota recently presented United Way of the CSRA with a $10,000 check in support of the 2013 fundraising campaign.
    Bob Richards of Bob Richards Toyota recently presented United Way of the CSRA with a $10,000 check in support of the 2013 fundraising campaign.
    Bob Richards of Bob Richards Toyota recently presented United Way of the CSRA with a $10,000 check in support of the 2013 fundraising campaign.
  • New GRU Parking Fees

    New GRU Parking Fees

    Wednesday, July 10 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-07-11 03:58:43 GMT
    Parking prices are on the rise for GRU students and staff at the Summerville campus. Parking rates for faculty are $10/month. All students at GRU will pay $35/semester.
    Parking prices are on the rise for GRU students and staff at the Summerville campus. Parking rates for faculty are $10/month. All students at GRU will pay $35/semester.
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