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...

NAACP ousts Charles Smith as Augusta chapter president

It took 13 years for the Georgia NAACP to acknowledge sexual abuse allegations against Augusta chapter president Charles Smith. Now that it has, organization leaders say they hope it inspires other victims of abuse to seek justice.The Georgia...

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

...Josey High School band director Charles Smith asked them for sex, stuck his...letter to his NAACP office."Charles Smith is still president of the NAACP...wrote in her statement. "Dr. Charles Smith will take his tongue and move...

Former DA responds to criticism on how office handled alleged sexual assaults

...Josey High School band director Charles Smith was led by a competent attorney...No warrants were sought against Charles Smith by any investigation agency...matters I have read about concerning Charles Smith, my concerns are even more pronounced...

Justice denied

Shame.That's the emotion everyone who swept Charles Smith's sexual harassment investigation under the rug 13...I Breathe I Rise ? which began re-examining the Charles Smith case last year ? has planned a public forum for 6:30...

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...

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...

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?