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As graduation rates climb, Augusta-area school officials cite 'personalized learning'

...schools in Richmond County, which all saw increases of at least 25 percent.Georgia Department of Education Director of Communications Matt Cardoza said the increases could be tied to the removal of several graduation requirements. This is the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-11-12/graduation-rates-climb-a
Quad/Graphics plans to close Evans plant this year, costing 250 jobs

...up the first week in December, and all production will cease by the end of the year," said Claire Ho, the director of communications.The printing plant, which had 700 employees seven years ago, currently has 250 workers."We value the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-11-04/quadgraphics-plans-close-e
Paine College unable to pay some employees

...current situation."A call to Sullivan wasn't immediately returned Friday, nor was a call and an e-mail to Director of Communications and Marketing Tonya Williams seeking further information. In June, the Southern Associa tion of Colleges and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-10-30/paine-college-unable-pay-
Sales tax Q&A: Where did the special purpose local option sales tax come from?

...sought another way to fund construction projects without increasing property taxes, according to Amy Henderson, director of communications and marketing for Georgia Municipal Association.Already in place since 1975 was the LOST ? the Local Option...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2015-10-14/sales-tax-qa-w
Georgia hospitals take financial hits

...issue at St. Francis will not derail the company's plan to acquire the hospital.Michelle Augusty, senior director of communications for LifePoint Health, said, "We are confident that the steps St. Francis has taken and their continued efforts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-09/georgia-hospitals-take-fin
Need for Volkswagen insiders to rectify emissions scandal stirs debate

...sought legal clarification about Poetsch's move to become chairman, said Hans-Gerde Bode, the company's director of communications. "Knowing that these questions would come up, we obtained a legal opinion ahead of time, which made this...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-25/need-volkswagen-insiders-r
Georgia releases state results for Milestones tests

...multiple choice test anymore ... they have to explain their answers. They have to use critical thinking," GDOE Director of Communications Matt Cardoza said. "The new style of test is one reason the scores are lower than usual."Cardoza added...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-09-03/georgia-releases-state-re
College placed on lockdown after altercation at basketball courts

...retrieve what was perceived to be a firearm from a residence hall, according to a statement from Paine College director of communications Tonya Williams.The campus was placed on "full lockdown mode" and Paine College officials issued emergency...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-24/paine-college-placed-l
Hamburg's Olympic bid is approved by country

...games whose legacy will live on with robust sports programs and continuing use of venues.The bid committee's Director of Communications Wang Hui told reporters at a Saturday briefing that organizers were ready to "demonstrate our desire to host...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-03-21/hambugs-olympic-bid-appr
Missing persons cases frustrate families, law enforcement

...jawbone to a man who had been reported missing.NamUs tries to archive cases as soon as they're resolved, Director of Communications Todd Matthews said.According to its Web site, of the 483 cases that have been logged from Georgia, nearly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-08-01/missing-persons-cases-frustra