Bert Thomas

...Myers Tarver, Marsha Jones Moorman, Kathy Dunn Johnson; godson, Jermaine Tyler and special childhood friends, Marion Barnes, Leonard Dawson, and Henry Darlington; and other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests...

Richmond County school board votes to fill vacant positions to ease staff workload

...will want to bring recommendations of his or her own."Others felt action needed to be taken as soon as possible. Marion Barnes said not trying to fill the positions soon would "hold up progress." "They need help. We need to help them...

City Ink: Media not invited to city's secret meeting

...questions they'd come up with to ask finalists for the superintendent's job or ask them extemporaneously.Board member Marion Barnes and others thought everybody should read the questions so there would be no variations.Scott said nobody was going...

Richmond County school board votes to open search for new schools chief

...board members spent more than two hours in a closed-door executive session. Board member Patsy Scott voted no, and Marion Barnes was absent. Scott and other board members declined to comment about their decisions.Roberson was hired in 2010 on...

Richmond County school board weighs options for new gun law

...campuses being held by anyone we have not authorized. We have the right to escort you off the campus."Board Member Marion Barnes suggested informing people in other ways."Put up some signs and hang posters," Barnes said. "People will misinterpret...

City Ink: Review is in for Laney-Walker revitalization project

...reception at the Snelling Center on Washington Road are Augusta attorney Randy Frails, Joe Mullins, George Snelling, Marion Barnes, David Bell, Chris Booker, Steve Bryant, Hardie Davis Sr., Brian Dennis, Ed Enoch, Rodger Giles, Gene Hunt...

Forum tonight for commission, school board candidates

...District 3 commission post while Donnie Smith and Ken Echols are running for District 7.Two candidates, incumbent Marion Barnes and Lucien Williams, are seeking the District 1 school board post.

Doctor declares Roberson ready to resume full-time superintendent duties

...improvement."We've got a long way to go, and we need to start turning these schools around," he said.Board member Marion Barnes said the main goals he would like to discuss with Roberson in the evaluation meeting are graduation rates, test scores...

School board incumbent touts experience, challenger says new blood needed

...is what sets them apart and gives voters a choice between two different candidates on the Nov. 6 ballot. Incumbent Marion Barnes said his 12 years on the board and knowledge of the issues gives him an upper hand in the race. His challenger, Lucien...

Augusta-Richmond County Committee for Good Government endorses incumbents in local races

...including District Attorney Ashley Wright, Richmond County Solicitor Chuck Evans, District 1 school board member Marion Barnes, District 8 school board member Jimmy Atkins, District 1 Commis sioner Matt Aitken, state Sen. Jesse Stone and...