Teacher arrests stun Burke County High School

...Ashe, 26, was charged with sexual assault involving a student.Eight days later, Debra Tanksley, the 2013 Burke County Teacher of the Year, was arrested and accused of sending inappropriate text messages to a student.Then, on Feb. 22...

Rants & Raves

...She is always nice and polite and takes good care of me. Thank you for all your kindness. RANT TO SOME Columbia County teachers who haven't changed their Web site since 2013-14. IT'S BAD ENOUGH that when we invade a foreign country and...

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

...Williard said.The Georgia Mandatory Reporter Law, which is reviewed during annual training with Richmond and Columbia county teachers, requires those responsible for reporting child abuse (such as teachers, doctors and others) when made aware of...

Notable Deaths of 2014

...and started Gold Cross EMS in 1997 in the Augusta area. TOM WHITFIELD JR.MAY 27Whitfield, a longtime Columbia County teacher, agriculture instructor and basketball coach, was elected to one term as county sheriff.KATHLEEN GIRDLER ENGLERJUNE...

Academy of Richmond County teacher gets state honor

Jerry Knox, a mathematics and science teacher at the Academy of Richmond County, is one of five named as winners in the Innovation in Teaching Competition.

Academy of Richmond County teacher wins Innovation in Teaching award

...teaching physics, statistics and science can't be fun, Jerry Knox doesn't want to do it. The Academy of Richmond County teacher tries to make teaching mathematics and applied sciences relevant and entertaining for himself and his pupils. He helped...

Richmond County Teacher of the Year works hard, inspires others

...with three in Richmond County, the job has consumed her life and she loves that fact. That passion helped earn her county Teacher of the Year honors last week.Jones wakes up early every weekday morning and drives to Deer Chase Elementary School...

Georgia teacher evaluations to now have consequences attached

...have adjusted to the structure of the evaluation systems, accountability is coming up next.This year, Richmond County teachers who score evaluations in the top 10 percentile of their peers will receive $2,500 bonuses funded through the federal...

Grovetown High educator Kim Buchanan selected as Columbia County Teacher of the Year

Kim Buchanan was among five finalists from across the county selected by a panel of outside judges. The final selection was made after the judges observed the finalists in their classrooms and interviewed them.

SC teacher get DUI at school

RED BANK, S.C. - A Lexington County teacher has been charged with driving under the influence after arriving at school.WIS-TV reported Jan Curtis was charged after a Cayce...