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Alan Drake taught, brought music to Augusta

...the clarinet, Kuyper recalls he was also gifted with other instruments, such as the recorder."When you're a band director you can play pretty much everything, but the clarinet was his instrument," Kuyper said.According to his obituary...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-08-24/drake-taught-brought-music-a
Georgia state workers, teachers pay more for health care

...teachers and state employees of TRAGIC have been saying since January 2014," said John Palmer, a Cobb County school band director and TRAGIC spokesman. "The question is, what is the Legislature willing to do to help the citizens who work for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-04/georgia-state-workers-teacher
'The Augusta Chronicle' named state's best newspaper by press association

...University used or threatened to use his stun gun on people 19 times over a three-year period; and how a renowned former band director of Josey High School avoided for 13 years being held accountable on allegations that he used his influence to sexually assault...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-05/augusta-chronicle-named-state
Get schooled on proper behavior

...monitor their children's Internet activity. How regrettable society has to put the friendly coach and the attentive band director in the same threat category as cyberbullies and stranger-danger.Many right-minded educators, as a matter of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-04-12/get-schooled-proper-b
Rants & Raves

...whole city an eyesore. RAVE FOR THE 10th District's honor bands concert. It was amazing. Thanks to all the school band directors, organizers and conductors and most of all the students. We were so proud of your performance. FORMER STATE Sen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-09/rants-raves
Music by Turner: Documentary tells tale behind music

...shorter hair!) Russell in vintage clips and pics on the Wrecking Crew documentary as he looks more like a "hip" band director rather than the raucous rocker he later became. MUSIC FOR THE TUBE DEPT. Numerous movies and television shows from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-03-18/music-turner-document
New Augusta NAACP leadership prompts optimism for chapter's future

...accusers and raised questions into how the allegations were investigated.Smith was the T.W. Josey High School band director in 2001, when Richmond County school system and sheriff's office investigations uncovered 14 alleged victims and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-06/new-augusta-naacp-leadership
Journalism done well doesn't follow the pattern

...speed in which they have an impact.Last Sunday's front page story about the local NAACP president and former Josey band director Charles Smith was such a story.Reporter Tracey McManus spent more than four months looking into the case of reported...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-10-17/journalism-done-well-doesnt-f
Human rights group I Breathe I Rise hosts forum on sexual abuse in schools

...Martin sat on the panel alongside Ebony Harvey, a 2001 Josey graduate who said she was sexually harassed by the same band director whom Martin accused of assaulting her in the late 1980s.The teacher, Charles Smith, was never charged with a crime...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-17/human-rights-group-i-breathe
Smith's accusers say trauma from school days lingers

...That sinking feeling in their stomachs when their band director would brush up behind them, pushing his groin into...a 2001 investigation into T.W. Josey High School band director Charles Smith.They watched as Smith was never fired...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-10-12/smiths-accusers-say-tr