Early voting in July 22 runoff starts Monday in Augusta

...runoff for the Democratic nomination for state school superintendent. Wilson's endorsements include the Georgia Association of Educators, while Morgan was endorsed by mayor-elect Hardie Davis and Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree...

Endorsements for Ga. school hopefuls

ATLANTA -- The Democratic and Republican candidates who led the May 20 primaries for state superintendent of schools announced this week they have garnered a growing list of endorsements.

Bert Thomas

1934 - 2014AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Bert Tillery Thomas, beloved husband of Audrey Mitchell Thomas, father of Adrienne Thomas-Frazier, and grandfather of Ariana Yvonne and Sydney Elise Frazier, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 14, 2014.

State seeking more choice in 2015 health plan

ATLANTA - State officials said Tuesday that they plan to increase the number of insurers and health plan options for state employees and teachers next year. The State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) has been a target of fierce criticism since Jan. 1.

Lucy C. Laney High School principal Tonia Mason submits resignation

...The executive board of the Richmond County As sociation of Educators, which includes Mason, also asked Georgia Association of Educators to conduct an audit of their local finances, which is being conducted by an independent public accounting...

School system will not release investigation on Laney principal

The internal investigation involving Lucy C. Laney Principal Tonia Mason will not be made public as part of a condition of her settlement agreement with the Richmond County School System, according to a letter from board attorney Pete Fletcher in response to a request for records from The Augusta Chronicle.

Laney principal being investigated by school system

The Richmond County School System is investigating Lucy C. Laney High School Principal Tonia Mason, Superintendent Frank Roberson confirmed Thursday.

No political blame for state insurance problems, Deal says

Gov. Nathan Deal quickly moved to squelch what was threatening to become a major political liability when he ordered changes Monday to the State Health Benefit Plan.

Education, port, crime top Deal's to-do list

The budget, if approved by the Legislature, would also include $5 million to equip Georgia Regents University's new cancer center.

United claims Blue Cross got special favors

UnitedHealthcare has filed a strongly worded protest of the awarding of a state employees benefits contract, alleging that Georgia officials "rigged'' the bid in favor of a competitor.