Augusta playground dedicated in honor of WWII veteran

With the help of an Augusta family whose father sought treatment 60 years ago, the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center's Fisher House has opened a new play area.

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Suspect held, student critical in Paine shooting

A 20-year-old man is in custody after a shooting at Paine College that left one student critically injured Monday, police said. The violence happened less than 24 hours after a separate shooting.

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

The following students graduated from A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet High School.


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Richmond County school board to make decision on rightsizing Tuesday

The Richmond County Board of Education will decide whether to approve various school closure and merger proposals at a called meeting Tuesday. The scenarios sparked major concerns from the public during four town-hall meetings.

More students taking AP exams despite low success rate

As Georgia has fine-tuned its focus on college and career readiness, the number of graduates leaving high school having taken an AP exam has more than doubled over the past decade to 34,515.

Public meetings set on Richmond County school changes

The Richmond County Board of Education will hear public input on proposed "rightsizing" scenarios at four town hall meetings starting Monday before voting on whether to merge, consolidate and close several schools.

Tuberculosis tests planned at Hephzibah High

The Richmond County Health Department will begin testing students at Hephzibah High School for tuberculosis exposure next week after one student showed symptoms of the disease to a family physician.


Air Force Airman 1st Class Harry D. Williams graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.