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Arts program has been hit with children

...pushing for her part-time position to be made full time. During the November meeting of Garrett's school council, Melinda Starnes stressed the value of the arts program and the need to make the position full time. "Does it affect them academically...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/12/08/ric_30478.shtml
Richmond Neighbors
Puppets assist educator's call to teach pupils

...four other teachers were chosen as finalists after being nominated by their peers to capture the spot now held by Melinda Starnes, a kindergarten teacher at Garrett Elementary School. The other finalists are: Lisa Griffin Arnold, a science...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/11/14/met_274264.shtml
Metro | Academy of Richmond County | Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School | Augusta State University | Paine College
The winners are....

...Than a Conqueror, written and performed by Gerald Scott. 15 votes. Playing by Heart, written and performed by Melinda Starnes. 19 votes. Mama's Hall of Fame, written and performed by Mike Dorn. 21 votes. The Longing in My Eyes, written...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/11/02/app_323261.shtml
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Educator says she wanted to use skills in class

...Arts Magnet School have made her a finalist for Richmond County Teacher of the Year. The position is now held by Melinda Starnes, a kindergarten teacher at Garrett Elementary School. Mrs. Purvis and four other educators beat out 51 other teachers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/11/16/met_274502.shtml
Metro | Academy of Richmond County | Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School
Across the area: Animal shelter to hold open house

...five-member panel of former educators, business leaders and parents as well as reigning Richmond County Teacher of the Year Melinda Starnes. PAINE COLLEGE College to hold community day Paine College/UNCF Campaign is holding its first Faith Community Day...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/10/16/met_273432.shtml
Metro | Aiken City Council | Academy of Richmond County | Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School | Augusta State University
Board says it will fix issues

...of Garrett's school council. "The council will bug them to death if we have to until it gets done." Teacher Melinda Starnes said children would have to find a different location to play. "You have to go back to the old days," she said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/24/met_426267.shtml
Metro
Readers will pick best songwriters

...Watch Expectantly, written and performed by Roger and Susan Ely. * Playing by Heart, written and performed by Melinda Starnes. * Round Again, written by Mark Hodges and performed by Hubbard's Cupboard. *Beat Fighter Alpha, written and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/10/19/app_327431.shtml
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Sing a little song

...by Roger and Susan Ely. Blues-inflected contemporary Christian. * Playing by Heart, written and performed by Melinda Starnes. Solo piano instrumental. * Round Again, written by Mark Hodges and performed by Hubbard's Cupboard. Hook-filled...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/10/12/app_325689.shtml
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Art center prepares for reopening

...artist Tonya Gregg in the Wyatt Development Gallery. Both collections will be on display through Sept. 29. Pianist Melinda Starnes, a former Richmond County teacher of the year, will provide the music for the event, which will be sponsored by...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/08/23/met_320631.shtml
Metro
Teacher of the Year

...and Engineering High School. The finalists received cash awards and gift certificates from BellSouth Mobility DCS. Melinda Starnes, a third-grade teacher at Garrett Elementary, was last year's winner. "It's been a wonderful ride," Ms...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/11/19/met_274981.shtml
Metro | Academy of Richmond County | Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School