Warrant canceled for former Burke County teacher charged with sexual involvement with student

A bench warrant for the arrest of former Burke County teacher Debra Tanksley has been canceled.In May 2014, Tanksley...County High School. In December, the 2013 Burke County Teacher of the Year did not appear for arraignment and a bench...

Burke County teacher, assistant football coach resigns

The Burke County Board of Education has accepted the resignation of teacher and assistant football coach Eric Luke.

History teacher uses unique methods to prepare students for Milestones

...Others reviewed on computers or studied at their desks. Almost everyone was smiling or laughing.While some Richmond County teachers are feeling anxiety over next week's new End-of-Course standardized test, Darden said she has no doubts her...

Jail unethical educators

I'm a retired 25-year teacher of Biology I Honors and Chemistry I/II Honors; a high-school and county Teacher of the Year; a three-time STAR Teacher; a PAGE Magazine featured teacher; a sponsor of the National Honor Society; and...

Richmond teacher faces drug charges

...6 grams of marijuana in his possession.Pinckney has since bonded out of jail.He was identified as a Richmond County teacher on his committal. According to the Richmond County Board of Education Web site, Pinckney is a teacher at Glenn Hills...

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...

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...

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...

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.