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  • Purple Up Day Honors Military Children

    Purple Up Day Honors Military Children

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:32:53 GMT
    Fort Gordon celebrated Purple Up Day Tuesday, April 15th. April marks national "Month of the Military Child," a time to honor and celebrate military-connected children and youth.
    Fort Gordon celebrated Purple Up Day Tuesday, April 15th. April marks national "Month of the Military Child," a time to honor and celebrate military-connected children and youth.
  • Richmond County BOE Wants Your Input On Next Leader

    Richmond County BOE Wants Your Input On Next Leader

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-04-15 23:03:08 GMT
    Richmond county School System Logo graphicRichmond county School System Logo graphic
    The Richmond County Board of Education is using an online survey to get input on the next superintendent. WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory has the story.
    The Richmond County Board of Education is using an online survey to get input on the next superintendent. WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory has the story.
  • Golden Apple: Anna McKee-Poore

    Golden Apple: Anna McKee-Poore

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-04-15 22:45:28 GMT
    Anna McKee-Poore is helping students with special needs overcome obstacles so they can contribute."Our goal in here is to maximize their educational and personal potential," she says. "Social goals, academic goals, behavioral goals, just making them the best citizens they can be."That means skills for quality employment, quality lives, and friendships."They will go to dayhab centers or have actual jobs. It varies a lot from student to student and what their abilities are when they graduate fr...
    Anna McKee-Poore is helping students with special needs overcome obstacles so they can contribute."Our goal in here is to maximize their educational and personal potential," she says. "Social goals, academic goals, behavioral goals, just making them the best citizens they can be."That means skills for quality employment, quality lives, and friendships."They will go to dayhab centers or have actual jobs. It varies a lot from student to student and what their abilities are when they graduate fr...
  • Aiken Technical College Invites Public To April 16th Career Fair On Campus

    Aiken Technical College Invites Public To April 16th Career Fair On Campus

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-04-15 22:07:24 GMT
    Aiken Technical College ATC Logo graphicAiken Technical College ATC Logo graphic
    Aiken Technical College will host a Career Fair open to the public on April 16th to assist ATC students and members of the community in finding career opportunities in the CSRA.
    Aiken Technical College will host a Career Fair open to the public on April 16th to assist ATC students and members of the community in finding career opportunities in the CSRA.
  • Governor Nathan Deal Ensures Teachers Have Say On Health Insurance Plans

    Governor Nathan Deal Ensures Teachers Have Say On Health Insurance Plans

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-04-15 20:49:13 GMT
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    Tuesday, Governor Nathan Deal signed an executive order that requires the Department of Community Health to include a teacher representative in the State Health Benefit Plan invitation for proposals process.
    Tuesday, Governor Nathan Deal signed an executive order that requires the Department of Community Health to include a teacher representative in the State Health Benefit Plan invitation for proposals process.
  • Richmond County BOE Wants Parent Input On Next School Superintendent

    Richmond County BOE Wants Parent Input On Next School Superintendent

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-04-15 19:22:01 GMT
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    If you are a parent of a Richmond County school student, the Richmond County Board of Education wants you input on the next school superintendent.
    If you are a parent of a Richmond County school student, the Richmond County Board of Education wants you input on the next school superintendent.
  • PHOTOS: Thousands Of Kids Take Part In Easter Egg Scramble

    PHOTOS: Thousands Of Kids Take Part In Easter Egg Scramble

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 3:07 PM EDT2014-04-15 19:07:03 GMT
    Photo from the Columbia County Easter Egg ScramblePhoto from the Columbia County Easter Egg Scramble
    WJBF News Channel 6 and their Children First partner, Bridgestone, took part in Columbia County’s Easter Egg Scramble last Saturday, April 12th.
    WJBF News Channel 6 and their Children First partner, Bridgestone, took part in Columbia County’s Easter Egg Scramble last Saturday, April 12th.
  • South Carolina Libraries Could Get A Lot Quieter

    South Carolina Libraries Could Get A Lot Quieter

    South Carolina Libraries Could Get A Lot Quieter

    Monday, April 14 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-04-14 20:38:16 GMT
    Public libraries are known as a place of quiet study and reading. Now, lawmakers in South Carolina are working on a bill to ensure people are utilizing the areas properly. When it comes to a safe and peaceful environment for three-year old Addison, her father, Doug Lovely, is on board for whatever it takes. “I bring my daughter here to the park and the library quite often, and I think having a misdemeanor for disrupti...
    Public libraries are known as a place of quiet study and reading. Now, lawmakers in South Carolina are working on a bill to ensure people are utilizing the areas properly. When it comes to a safe and peaceful environment for three-year old Addison, her father, Doug Lovely, is on board for whatever it takes. “I bring my daughter here to the park and the library quite often, and I think having a misdemeanor for disrupti...
  • Quinton Aaron Visits Television Park

    Quinton Aaron Visits Television Park

    Monday, April 14 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-04-14 17:21:24 GMT
    A person who's face is familiar in Augusta stopped by Television Park today to discuss his anti-bullying campaign.
    A person who's face is familiar in Augusta stopped by Television Park today to discuss his anti-bullying campaign.
  • How SC students will be tested next year unknown

    How SC students will be tested next year unknown

    A years-long effort by state officials to help create South Carolina's next high-stakes tests for public schools may become moot, leaving uncertain how students will be tested next spring.
    A years-long effort by state officials to help create South Carolina's next high-stakes tests for public schools may become moot, leaving uncertain how students will be tested next spring.
  • Spearman leads SC superintendent money race

    Spearman leads SC superintendent money race

    In the crowded field to be South Carolina's next schools chief, Molly Spearman leads the money race among eight Republicans while Montrio Belton leads the four Democrats.
    In the crowded field to be South Carolina's next schools chief, Molly Spearman leads the money race among eight Republicans while Montrio Belton leads the four Democrats.
  • Group wants to broaden UGA's family leave policy

    Group wants to broaden UGA's family leave policy

    Some faculty and staff members are trying to get the University of Georgia to broaden its family leave policy.
    Some faculty and staff members are trying to get the University of Georgia to broaden its family leave policy.
  • Pultizer Prize Winning Author, Co-Founder Of Juilliard In Aiken Dies

    Pultizer Prize Winning Author, Co-Founder Of Juilliard In Aiken Dies

    Thursday, April 10 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-04-11 01:32:12 GMT
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    The man who won a Pulitzer Prize for his biography of the artist Jackson Pollock, and a co-founder of the Juilliard in Aiken festival has died.
    The man who won a Pulitzer Prize for his biography of the artist Jackson Pollock, and a co-founder of the Juilliard in Aiken festival has died.
  • SC Legislature Approves Bill To Drop Exit Exam As Must For Graduation

    SC Legislature Approves Bill To Drop Exit Exam As Must For Graduation

    Thursday, April 10 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-04-10 22:45:32 GMT
    State lawmakers gave final approve to bill that would eliminate high school exit exams.State lawmakers gave final approve to bill that would eliminate high school exit exams.

    The bill that would end a three-decade-old requirement that high school students must pass an exit exam to graduate is now headed to Gov. Haley’s desk.

    The bill that would end a three-decade-old requirement that high school students must pass an exit exam to graduate is now headed to Gov. Haley’s desk.

  • Encouraging More Girls To Play Golf

    Puttin In Pearls: Women's Golf Tournament May 30th

    Puttin In Pearls: Women's Golf Tournament May 30th

    Thursday, April 10 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-04-10 21:54:31 GMT
    14-year-old Brette Bryant lines up a putt at First Tee of Augusta14-year-old Brette Bryant lines up a putt at First Tee of Augusta
    While the world watches celebrated men play golf in Augusta this week, a 9th grader is on a mission to promote golf for girls... through her second "Puttin In Pearls" women's golf tournament.
    While the world watches celebrated men play golf in Augusta this week, a 9th grader is on a mission to promote golf for girls... through her second "Puttin In Pearls" women's golf tournament.
  • 1,500 SC students, librarians parade for literacy

    1,500 SC students, librarians parade for literacy

    Some 1,500 children and librarians from across South Carolina are scheduled to gather at the Statehouse to celebrate literacy and reading.
    Some 1,500 children and librarians from across South Carolina are scheduled to gather at the Statehouse to celebrate literacy and reading.
  • SC Senate passes 'Read to Succeed' bill

    SC Senate passes 'Read to Succeed' bill

    The Senate has passed a bill aimed at boosting students' chances of success through an expansion of 4-year-old kindergarten and early intervention in reading.
    The Senate has passed a bill aimed at boosting students' chances of success through an expansion of 4-year-old kindergarten and early intervention in reading.
  • School holiday display bill clears SC House panel

    School holiday display bill clears SC House panel

    A bill meant to protect South Carolina's public school districts from lawsuits over winter holiday displays is heading to the House floor.
    A bill meant to protect South Carolina's public school districts from lawsuits over winter holiday displays is heading to the House floor.
  • SC senators reject putting DJJ in charge of school

    SC senators reject putting DJJ in charge of school

    Senators disagree with a proposal to put the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice in charge of a public residential school for troubled teens.
    Senators disagree with a proposal to put the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice in charge of a public residential school for troubled teens.
  • Report: SC schools aren't improving fast enough

    Report: SC schools aren't improving fast enough

    An annual report by the Education Oversight Committee shows that South Carolina schools are still not improving fast enough to prepare students to be successful for the global economy.
    An annual report by the Education Oversight Committee shows that South Carolina schools are still not improving fast enough to prepare students to be successful for the global economy.
  • McDuffie County Students Tackle Problems Through Videos

    McDuffie County Students Tackle Problems Through Videos

    Sunday, April 6 2014 8:35 PM EDT2014-04-07 00:35:34 GMT
    Students at a local school have found a way to solve big problems that showing up across the country. Dee Griffinhasa look at what they are doing. At Thomson McDuffie Middle school, what happening in this hallway is teaching some important lessons to last a lifetime. "We make student-made videos about bullying, gossip, lies and stealing. Just those things that middle schoolers face everyday when they come to school," says Nathaniel Meador.Meador is the Language Arts teacher at Thomson McDuf...
    Students at a local school have found a way to solve big problems that showing up across the country. Dee Griffinhasa look at what they are doing. At Thomson McDuffie Middle school, what happening in this hallway is teaching some important lessons to last a lifetime. "We make student-made videos about bullying, gossip, lies and stealing. Just those things that middle schoolers face everyday when they come to school," says Nathaniel Meador.Meador is the Language Arts teacher at Thomson McDuf...
  • Richmond County Principal Under Investigation

    Richmond County Principal Under Investigation

    Friday, April 4 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-04-04 15:29:38 GMT
    A high school principal is under investigation by the Richmond County School System and the Georgia Association of Educators.
    A high school principal is under investigation by the Richmond County School System and the Georgia Association of Educators.
  • Columbia County School For the Arts

    Columbia County School For the Arts

    Thursday, April 3 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-04-03 19:02:29 GMT
    The movement behind the proposed Columbia County School For the Arts is having another scheduled meeting at 6:30pm Thursday night at Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church. According to one of the founding members of the proposed school, Todd Shafer, this meeting will target families who live in the Grovetown area desiring more information about the school. So far, support for the charter school has grown to over 800 people wanting more information. Columbia County School Superintendent, Dr. ...
    The movement behind the proposed Columbia County School For the Arts is having another scheduled meeting at 6:30pm Thursday night at Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church. According to one of the founding members of the proposed school, Todd Shafer, this meeting will target families who live in the Grovetown area desiring more information about the school. So far, support for the charter school has grown to over 800 people wanting more information. Columbia County School Superintendent, Dr. ...
  • Ex-NBA star to teach GA teens about traffic safety

    Ex-NBA star to teach GA teens about traffic safety

    DeKalb County District Attorney's officials say retired NBA star Shaquille O'Neal is slated to help teach teens about the dangers of drunk and distracted driving.
    DeKalb County District Attorney's officials say retired NBA star Shaquille O'Neal is slated to help teach teens about the dangers of drunk and distracted driving.
  • 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
  • SC Senate Debating Holding Back Students Not Reading at Grade Level

    SC Senate Debating Holding Back Students Not Reading at Grade Level

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-04-02 03:14:40 GMT
    The South Carolina Senate debated a bill Tuesday that would hold back students who aren’t reading at grade level at the end of third grade. The “Read to Succeed Act” would provide students who are held back with intensive reading help to get them caught up.
    The South Carolina Senate debated a bill Tuesday that would hold back students who aren’t reading at grade level at the end of third grade. The “Read to Succeed Act” would provide students who are held back with intensive reading help to get them caught up.
  • 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...
  • “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” Challenges Local Students

    “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” Challenges Local Students

    “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” Challenges Local Students

    Saturday, March 29 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-03-29 22:23:57 GMT
    A day filled of math, science and engineering. Local eighth grade students in Aiken spent their Saturday testing experiments and learning about the field of engineering, but it wasn’t your average group of middle-schoolers. A group of nearly 50 girls, who want to specialize in engineering, gathered at USC Aiken for “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” to put their brains to the test. The girls participated in sever...
    A day filled of math, science and engineering. Local eighth grade students in Aiken spent their Saturday testing experiments and learning about the field of engineering, but it wasn’t your average group of middle-schoolers. A group of nearly 50 girls, who want to specialize in engineering, gathered at USC Aiken for “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” to put their brains to the test. The girls participated in sever...
  • $112,000 in Grants Awarded to CSRA Programs Serving Women and Children

    $112,000 in Grants Awarded to CSRA Programs Serving Women and Children

    Saturday, March 29 2014 1:42 AM EDT2014-03-29 05:42:39 GMT
    2014 WIP Grants Recipients2014 WIP Grants Recipients
    Women in Philanthropy for the CSRA awarded grants totaling $112,000 to 7 programs serving women and children at their annual spring luncheon Friday, March 28th.
    Women in Philanthropy for the CSRA awarded grants totaling $112,000 to 7 programs serving women and children at their annual spring luncheon Friday, March 28th.
  • 6th Annual Women In Philanthropy Meeting and 2014 Grants Awards Luncheon

    Women In Philanthropy Milestone: Grant Funding Now Exceeds a Half-Million Dollars

    Women In Philanthropy Milestone: Grant Funding Now Exceeds a Half-Million Dollars

    Saturday, March 29 2014 1:36 AM EDT2014-03-29 05:36:54 GMT
    2014 WIP Grants2014 WIP Grants
    This one was a milestone: in 6 years, Women In Philanthropy for the CSRA has funded 28 local grants totaling $523,300.
    This one was a milestone: in 6 years, Women In Philanthropy for the CSRA has funded 28 local grants totaling $523,300.
  • Wounded Veteran Receives Remodeled New Home In Martinez

    Wounded Veteran Receives Remodeled New Home In Martinez

    Friday, March 28 2014 4:46 AM EDT2014-03-28 08:46:31 GMT
    A wounded veteran from Augusta is moving into a new house thanks to some help from the community.
    A wounded veteran from Augusta is moving into a new house thanks to some help from the community.
  • Parents No Show for Schools Public Hearing

    Parents No Show for Schools Public Hearing

    Thursday, March 27 2014 9:59 PM EDT2014-03-28 01:59:44 GMT
    News Channel 6's Deon Guillory investigates the lack of parents showing up to a school public hearing.
    News Channel 6's Deon Guillory investigates the lack of parents showing up to a school public hearing.
  • New Superintendent Search in Early Stages

    New Superintendent Search in Early Stages

    Thursday, March 27 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-03-27 22:19:47 GMT
    News Channel 6 is learning the Richmond County School Board is in the very early stages in its search for a new superintendent.
    News Channel 6 is learning the Richmond County School Board is in the very early stages in its search for a new superintendent.
  • Walton Foundation for Independence Sponsoring GA Artists with Disabilities Exhibit

    Award-winning art exhibit to visit Augusta

    Award-winning art exhibit to visit Augusta

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-03-27 03:44:32 GMT
    Approximately 50 award-winning pieces of art from disabled artists across Georgia, including one from the Central Savannah River Area, will be on display March 27-April 19 at the Georgia Artists with Disabilities, Inc's 29th annual statewide tour and exhibit.
    Approximately 50 award-winning pieces of art from disabled artists across Georgia, including one from the Central Savannah River Area, will be on display March 27-April 19 at the Georgia Artists with Disabilities, Inc's 29th annual statewide tour and exhibit.
  • Fort Gordon Celebrates 30th Special Olympics

    Fort Gordon Celebrates 30th Special Olympics

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-03-27 01:34:22 GMT
    900 athletes participated in the Special Olympics at Fort Gordon.900 athletes participated in the Special Olympics at Fort Gordon.
    Fort Gordon hosted its 30th annual Special Olympics Wednesday morning. Athletes between the ages of 5 and 60 took part in a number of events, including a softball throw and a long jump.
    Fort Gordon hosted its 30th annual Special Olympics Wednesday morning. Athletes between the ages of 5 and 60 took part in a number of events, including a softball throw and a long jump.
  • Dog Sniffs Out Diabetes

    Dog Sniffs Out Diabetes

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-03-27 01:20:31 GMT
    There's a new service dog for a student with Type I Diabetes. The dog is trained to react when blood sugar levels spike or drop.
    There's a new service dog for a student with Type I Diabetes. The dog is trained to react when blood sugar levels spike or drop.
  • Timeline For Closing Four Richmond County Schools Revealed

    Timeline For Closing Four Richmond County Schools Revealed

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-03-26 21:40:57 GMT
    Richmond county school leaders met today with the public to talk about how they plan to close schools in their rightsizing plan. The proposal is to decommission National Hills Elementary, Collins Elementary,Sego Middleand Murphey Middle. There were four meetings to discuss the plan today.News Channel Six's Dee Griffin has a look at what's in store. For more than five decades, Collins Elementary has opened its doors to area children and provided an education for some of the city's top leaders....
    Richmond county school leaders met today with the public to talk about how they plan to close schools in their rightsizing plan. The proposal is to decommission National Hills Elementary, Collins Elementary,Sego Middleand Murphey Middle. There were four meetings to discuss the plan today.News Channel Six's Dee Griffin has a look at what's in store. For more than five decades, Collins Elementary has opened its doors to area children and provided an education for some of the city's top leaders....
  • 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...
  • Aiken County School Board Members Requesting Input from the Public

    Aiken County School Board Members Requesting Input from the Public

    Aiken County School Board Members Requesting Input from the Public

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-03-25 20:18:02 GMT
    It's a chance for Aiken County residents to weigh in on what changes they'd like to see in county schools. The school board wants to put together a draft of ways to bring schools up to speed. This will help the school district move faster with the projects if a proposal to set aside sales tax money is approved. Aiken County School Board members say the county's schools are in need of some TLC, and they want the pub...
    It's a chance for Aiken County residents to weigh in on what changes they'd like to see in county schools. The school board wants to put together a draft of ways to bring schools up to speed. This will help the school district move faster with the projects if a proposal to set aside sales tax money is approved. Aiken County School Board members say the county's schools are in need of some TLC, and they want the pub...
  • Richmond County Superintendent Out

    Richmond County Superintendent Out

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-03-25 14:53:01 GMT
    Photo of Richmond County School Superintendent Dr. Frank RobersonPhoto of Richmond County School Superintendent Dr. Frank Roberson
    Richmond County Board of Education leaders have decided not to renew Superintendent Dr. Frank Roberson's contract.
    Richmond County Board of Education leaders have decided not to renew Superintendent Dr. Frank Roberson's contract.
  • Proposed Mental Health Club At Evans HS Sparks Debate

    Proposed Mental Health Club At Evans HS Sparks Debate

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 6:46 AM EDT2014-03-25 10:46:27 GMT
    A student at Evans High school who wants to start a club for students suffering from mental health problems says her school isn’t supportive of the idea.School administrators say they do want to help troubled students, but that a club isn’t the best way to do so.Sophomore Tori Bolin was hospitalized last year for depression, self-cutting and suicidal thoughts.“I just remember numbness,” she said.Now, Bolin wants to help her classmates who may have the same problems.She says her school is sto...
    A student at Evans High school who wants to start a club for students suffering from mental health problems says her school isn’t supportive of the idea.School administrators say they do want to help troubled students, but that a club isn’t the best way to do so.Sophomore Tori Bolin was hospitalized last year for depression, self-cutting and suicidal thoughts.“I just remember numbness,” she said.Now, Bolin wants to help her classmates who may have the same problems.She says her school is sto...
  • "Come Out For Health" Week Underway At Georgia Regents University

    "Come Out For Health" Week Underway At Georgia Regents University

    Monday, March 24 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-03-24 21:55:13 GMT
    It's "Come Out For Health" week at Georgia Regents University, which is coordinated by GRU Equality.
    It's "Come Out For Health" week at Georgia Regents University, which is coordinated by GRU Equality.
  • Regional Youth Forum to Draw Hundreds Of Aiken County, Barnwell County High School Students

    Regional Youth Forum to Draw Hundreds Of Aiken County, Barnwell County High School Students

    Monday, March 24 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-03-24 15:46:24 GMT
    Aiken Technical College ATC Logo graphicAiken Technical College ATC Logo graphic
    Nearly 250 high school seniors from Aiken County and Barnwell County public high schools will attend the 2014 Youth Forum at Aiken Technical College on March 25th.
    Nearly 250 high school seniors from Aiken County and Barnwell County public high schools will attend the 2014 Youth Forum at Aiken Technical College on March 25th.
  • MCG Medical Students Take Part In Match Day

    MCG Medical Students Take Part In Match Day

    Friday, March 21 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-03-21 22:42:38 GMT
    MCG Medical Students at Georgia Regents University took part in Match Day Friday. The future doctors finding out where they will spend their residencies. WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory explains the colorful way they celebrate the next chapter in their careers.
    MCG Medical Students at Georgia Regents University took part in Match Day Friday. The future doctors finding out where they will spend their residencies. WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory explains the colorful way they celebrate the next chapter in their careers.
  • UPDATED ON 6: GRU President Issues Statement On Being Named A Candidate For Texas University's Top Job

    UPDATED ON 6: GRU President Issues Statement On Being Named A Candidate For Texas University's Top Job

    Friday, March 21 2014 3:27 PM EDT2014-03-21 19:27:15 GMT
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    Georgia Regents University president Dr. Ricardo Azziz has issued a statement regarding him being named a finalist for the president position at aa Texas University.
    Georgia Regents University president Dr. Ricardo Azziz has issued a statement regarding him being named a finalist for the president position at aa Texas University.
  • Vernal Equinox Egg Myth

    Vernal Equinox Egg Myth

    Thursday, March 20 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-03-20 22:48:13 GMT
    WJBF's Jennie Montgomery balances an egg during Vernal EquinoxWJBF's Jennie Montgomery balances an egg during Vernal Equinox
    With the arrival comes and old myth that due to the Vernal Equinox, when the center of the sun is directly over the earth's equator, you can get an egg to stand on its end. Meteorologist John Lynn took some eggs -and some egghead co-workers- and put it to the test!
    With the arrival comes and old myth that due to the Vernal Equinox, when the center of the sun is directly over the earth's equator, you can get an egg to stand on its end. Meteorologist John Lynn took some eggs -and some egghead co-workers- and put it to the test!
  • Grant Will Boost Technology At GRU Literacy Center

    Grant Will Boost Technology At GRU Literacy Center

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-03-19 14:34:08 GMT
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    Georgia Regents University's Literacy Center has received a $15,000 grant for technology improvements. Click for more information.
    Georgia Regents University's Literacy Center has received a $15,000 grant for technology improvements. Click for more information.
  • Golden Apple: Michelle Gillam

    Golden Apple: Michelle Gillam

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-03-19 01:20:30 GMT
    These kindergartners are on the home stretch. May is coming soon and they're going to wrap up one very busy school year.Teacher Michelle Gillam tells us,"We kinda start with the alphabet letters and we
    These kindergartners are on the home stretch. May is coming soon and they're going to wrap up one very busy school year.Teacher Michelle Gillam tells us,"We kinda start with the alphabet letters and we
  • Beautiful Addition to USC-Aiken

    Beautiful Addition to USC-Aiken

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-03-19 01:20:29 GMT
    Check out the new statue on USC Aiken's campus. This horse fountain was unveiled in the Nat Stenson circle in front of the Penland Administration building.Coach and Patty Abshire are responsible for the
    Check out the new statue on USC Aiken's campus. This horse fountain was unveiled in the Nat Stenson circle in front of the Penland Administration building.Coach and Patty Abshire are responsible for the
  • Bill Would Require Cursive, Multiplication Memorization in SC

    Bill Would Require Cursive, Multiplication Memorization in SC

    Monday, March 17 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-03-17 23:26:00 GMT
    A bill that would require SC students to learn how to read and write cursive and memorize multiplication tables comes up for a vote Tuesday at the Statehouse.
    A bill that would require SC students to learn how to read and write cursive and memorize multiplication tables comes up for a vote Tuesday at the Statehouse.
  • Aiken Technical College To Hold Health Sciences Division Open House March 20th

    Aiken Technical College To Hold Health Sciences Division Open House March 20th

    Monday, March 17 2014 10:57 AM EDT2014-03-17 14:57:16 GMT
    Aiken Technical College's Health Science Division will host a program information session on Thursday, March 20th for students interested in pursuing a career in a high-demand healthcare field.
    Aiken Technical College's Health Science Division will host a program information session on Thursday, March 20th for students interested in pursuing a career in a high-demand healthcare field.
  • Minnesota Vikings' Jasper Brinkley To Serve As Principal For A Day At Five Schools In Thomson

    Minnesota Vikings' Jasper Brinkley To Serve As Principal For A Day At Five Schools In Thomson

    Monday, March 17 2014 9:35 AM EDT2014-03-17 13:35:50 GMT
    Jasper Brinkley, of the Minnesota Vikings, will serve as "Principal For A Day" at five McDuffie County schools this week.
    Jasper Brinkley, of the Minnesota Vikings, will serve as "Principal For A Day" at five McDuffie County schools this week.
  • STEM Education Conference and Youth Leaders Summit

    STEM Education Conference and Youth Leaders Summit

    Saturday, March 15 2014 7:58 PM EDT2014-03-15 23:58:27 GMT
    More than 100 students attended the Emerging Young Leaders Summit and STEM Education Conference Saturday morning at A. R. Johnson Magnet School.
    More than 100 students attended the Emerging Young Leaders Summit and STEM Education Conference Saturday morning at A. R. Johnson Magnet School.
  • USC Opens Unique Lab That Could Save Your Life

    USC Opens Unique Lab That Could Save Your Life

    Saturday, March 15 2014 12:36 AM EDT2014-03-15 04:36:35 GMT
    The Aseptic Compounding Experience Lab will give pharmacy students, and practicing pharmacists, hands-on training in making compounded medications.
    The Aseptic Compounding Experience Lab will give pharmacy students, and practicing pharmacists, hands-on training in making compounded medications.
  • CSRA Shag Club Offering Free Shag Lessons for Teens

    CSRA Shag Club Offering Free Shag Lessons for Teens

    Saturday, March 15 2014 12:31 AM EDT2014-03-15 04:31:48 GMT
    The CSRA Shag Club is offering free lessons to kids ages 10-17 every Sunday in March.
    The CSRA Shag Club is offering free lessons to kids ages 10-17 every Sunday in March.
  • Local Churches Help Fatherless Boys In "Operation Save Our Sons"

    Local Churches Help Fatherless Boys In "Operation Save Our Sons"

    Friday, March 14 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-03-14 22:26:22 GMT
    Each year, more households are being lead by single parents and an increasing number of mothers are raising sons alone. News Channel Six's Dee Griffin shows us how local ministers are trying to help fatherless
    Each year, more households are being lead by single parents and an increasing number of mothers are raising sons alone. News Channel Six's Dee Griffin shows us how local ministers are trying to help fatherless
  • Paine College Students Meet Local Employers

    Paine College Students Meet Local Employers

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-03-13 03:33:33 GMT
    Employers throughout the CSRAmet at a local college to meet the future workforce. Students at Paine College spoke with area businesses at the school’s Spring 2014 Career Fair.
    Employers throughout the CSRAmet at a local college to meet the future workforce. Students at Paine College spoke with area businesses at the school’s Spring 2014 Career Fair.
  • Pornographic content in college classes

    South Carolina Colleges Pornographic Content

    South Carolina Colleges Pornographic Content

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-03-12 20:58:00 GMT
    From Wi-Fi on school buses...to passing out copies of the constitution and colleges banning porn.They're some of the top issues South Carolina lawmakers are talking about when it comes to funding education.
    From Wi-Fi on school buses...to passing out copies of the constitution and colleges banning porn.They're some of the top issues South Carolina lawmakers are talking about when it comes to funding education. Robert Kittle explains how it will impact your students.
  • Golden Apple: Beth Bodiford

    Golden Apple: Beth Bodiford

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 9:21 PM EDT2014-03-12 01:21:40 GMT
    Beth Bodiford's students are celebrating quite a milestone."We had a snow day on our 100th day of school," she says. "So we're making up our 100th day today. We've made hats for the 100th day. We were
    Beth Bodiford's students are celebrating quite a milestone."We had a snow day on our 100th day of school," she says. "So we're making up our 100th day today. We've made hats for the 100th day. We were
  • Richmond County BOE "Forgives" Ice Storm Days, Approves Moving Forward With Rightsizing Plans

    Richmond County BOE "Forgives" Ice Storm Days, Approves Moving Forward With Rightsizing Plans

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-03-11 22:04:33 GMT
    Two ice storm days (Saturday, March 22nd and Good Friday, April 18th) have now been "forgiven" by the Richmond County Board of Education.
    Two ice storm days (Saturday, March 22nd and Good Friday, April 18th) have now been "forgiven" by the Richmond County Board of Education.
  • WJBF's Dee Griffin Reads To Diamond Lakes Elementary School 4th Graders

    WJBF's Dee Griffin Reads To Diamond Lakes Elementary School 4th Graders

    Friday, March 7 2014 6:04 PM EST2014-03-07 23:04:59 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's Dee Griffin read to 4th graders at Diamond Lakes Elementary School Friday morning.
    WJBF News Channel 6's Dee Griffin read to 4th graders at Diamond Lakes Elementary School Friday morning.
  • Former Gamecock Marcus Lattimore To Visit McCormick County School District

    Former Gamecock Marcus Lattimore To Visit McCormick County School District

    Friday, March 7 2014 11:45 AM EST2014-03-07 16:45:33 GMT
    Marcus Lattimore will be speaking with students, parents and community members at the McCormick County educational complex on Thursday, March 13th.
    Marcus Lattimore will be speaking with students, parents and community members at the McCormick County educational complex on Thursday, March 13th.
  • Michigan State University Students To Volunteer at Kroc Center, Center For Hope

    Michigan State University Students To Volunteer at Kroc Center, Center For Hope

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 10:54 AM EST2014-03-05 15:54:17 GMT
    Some Michigan State University students will stop by the Salvation Army's Kroc Center and Center of Hope Wednesday.
    Some Michigan State University students will stop by the Salvation Army's Kroc Center and Center of Hope Wednesday.
  • 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!
  • Obese applicants more often denied entry to graduate schools

    Obese applicants more often denied entry to graduate schools

    Add higher education to the list of things obese people might lose out on due to discrimination. A new study finds that being overweight may lower your odds of getting into graduate school.
    Add higher education to the list of things obese people might lose out on due to discrimination. A new study finds that being overweight may lower your odds of getting into graduate school.
  • 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.
  • Virtual Learning in SC Schools

    Virtual Learning in SC Schools

    Wednesday, July 10 2013 11:57 PM EDT2013-07-11 03:57:02 GMT
    A new law in South Carolina will give students more options when it comes to virtual classes they can take.
    A new law in South Carolina will give students more options when it comes to virtual classes they can take.
  • Paine College Mourns The Loss Of Faculty Member

    Paine College Mourns The Loss Of Faculty Member

    Wednesday, July 10 2013 5:51 PM EDT2013-07-10 21:51:37 GMT
    Paine College officials are mourning the loss of faculty member Reverend Dr. Jeffrey R. Thomas, who was the Assistant Professor of Religion.
    Paine College officials are mourning the loss of faculty member Reverend Dr. Jeffrey R. Thomas, who was the Assistant Professor of Religion.
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