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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.

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.


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

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.

Parents oppose closing National Hills Elementary

Rumors have swirled for years that National Hills Elementary School's low enrollment would make it a candidate for closure. But now that the idea is on paper, parents are hoping the Richmond County Board of Education will reconsider.

Consultants recommend closing, merging schools

Two Richmond County elementary schools could close and two middle schools could merge into nearby high schools under a reorganization plan proposed Tuesday.


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Army Pfc. Bryena J. Dunn has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia. She is the daughter of James Dunn and sister of Rivanna Cummings. Army Spec.