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

...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 14 students...

Evelyn Tillery

...Funeral service will be held on Friday, January 9, 2015, 11:00 AM at B. A. Williams Memorial Chapel with Reverend Charles Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends this evening, 6...

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

...Thirteen years after sexual harassment and rape allegations first surfaced against former Augusta NAACP president Charles Smith, 2014 was the year they caught up to him.The Georgia NAACP banned Smith from the organization in October after local...

New Augusta NAACP leadership prompts optimism for chapter's future

...was discouraged under past leadership.Nash-Teachey, a retired nurse and Army veteran, follows former President Charles Smith, whom the Georgia NAACP banned from the organization for life in October after a review of a 2001 sexual harassment...

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?

Rants & Raves

...we go again with a powerful man being able to get away with anything he wants. I was so glad to see the article on Charles Smith. Hooray for Doris and Jesse Willard for bringing this back to the public eye. This story shows the exact reason why...

Journalism done well doesn't follow the pattern

...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 abuse by...

Human rights group I Breathe I Rise hosts forum on sexual abuse in schools

...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, and although the school system took steps to fire him, he was allowed to retire...

Smith's accusers say trauma from school days lingers

...and the Richmond County Sheriff's Office during a 2001 investigation into T.W. Josey High School band director Charles Smith.They watched as Smith was never fired but was allowed to quietly retire while avoiding criminal charges.Smith was...

GBI probing fatal shooting by police in Savannah

...west Savannah, authorities said, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into it.Police had arrested Charles Smith, 29, on outstanding warrants and put him in a patrol car with his hands cuffed behind his back, GBI spokeswoman...