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Rants & Raves

...taught and principals led, the teachers did the evaluating. No extra charge, and kids learned.RANT TO THE COLUMBIA County school board for dissing quality education by denying the application of the Columbia County School for the Arts.WITH...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-12/rants-raves
Columbia County school board rejects fine arts charter school

Organizers behind a proposed fine arts charter school in Columbia County said they are optimistic state officials will approve their plan to open a school in 2015 - a plan that was unanimously rejected by the Board of Education this week.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-07-25/columbia-county-school-bo
Sleeper, Baker retain Columbia County school board seats

Two Columbia County School Board trustees retained their seats for another term in Tuesday's primary election.Mike Sleeper earned a fourth term as District...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-05-20/sleeper-baker-retain-colu
Douglas Luke, former Columbia County school board member, dies

Friends and educators remembered former Columbia County school board member Douglas M. Luke, who passed away Tuesday, as a skillful leader not only locally but statewide."His service on the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-03-14/douglas-luke-former-colum
Lakeside's Jarrett Troxler named new head coach of Greenbrier

...coach and athletic director at Lakeside, was selected as the new head coach at Greenbrier on Tuesday by the Columbia County school board."I'm going in there with a ton of enthusiasm and positive thinking," Troxler said. "Starting tomorrow...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2014-03-25/lakesides-jarrett-tro
Big growth expected with Cyber Command

...new schools in the pipeline, portable classrooms in Columbia County are almost inevitable, Tuckey said.Columbia County school board member Roxanne Whitaker said the system is anticipating about 1,750 new students from the command over the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-01-24/big-growth-expected-cybe
Brian Slowinski to seek 10th Congressional District seat

...campaigns for Sonny Perdue, Herman Cain, John McCain and others.In 2012, Slowinski unsuccessfully ran for a Columbia County school board seat."We need to elect men and women of principle who will address runaway government and save America from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2013-02-08/brian-slowinsk
Boards approve Columbia County parking lot

Columbia County School Board members and county commissioners on Tuesday separately approved plans for paving parking lots on the tract behind Lakeside High...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-02-12/boards-approve-columbia-
Board OKs 12-classroom addition at Evans Middle School

...School students and staffers return to class in August, they'll find a dozen new classrooms at their campus.Columbia County school board members Tuesday approved a $1,085,000 bid from Continental Construction Company Inc. to build a 12-room...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-02-26/board-oks-12-classroom-additi
Columbia County school board approves tax hike

Property taxes will rise in Columbia County after approval Tuesday of a 1-mill tax hike to balance the $178 million school budget for next year.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-05-28/columbia-county-school-b