Advocacy group looks to better protect kids and whistleblowers of sexual abuse

...abuse last year when they investigated sexual harassment and abuse allegations against former T.W. Josey High School band director Charles Smith from 2001.Smith was never charged in the case and was allowed to retire from the school system despite...

Long-ago Rose Bowl took 14-year-old to Pasadena and beyond

...friend Janice selling the mix to a supporter.JoAn was a majorette, and a very pretty one, but on that trip, the band director needed a good trombonist to march in the first row, and so Jo carried her brass instead of her baton.A scrapbook...

Top Stories of 2014: Allegations led to ex-NAACP chief Charles Smith's ouster

...all-new executive committee will give the branch a fresh vision.Smith was working as the T.W. Josey High School band director in 2001 when the Richmond County School System and sheriff's office launched independent investigations into allegations...

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...

Rants & Raves

...them speaking on their policies ? defense, national security, education, the economy. I WOULD LIKE TO applaud the people who came forward to tell what was done to them by former band director Charles Smith. Will he be prosecuted now?

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...

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...

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...

Across the region

Ex-band director faces sex chargesBREWTON, ALA. - A band director who just started a new job in Georgia...they had sexual encounters with the band director both at the school and at his home...

Augusta couple seek to expose sexual assault allegations against former Josey band director

...Wil lard first heard the allegations.A high school band director, revered by the community for bringing the marching...students' allegations that T.W. Josey High School band director Charles Smith asked them for sex, stuck his tongue into...