RCBOE takes stance against Gov. Deal's 'school opportunity district'

...School System Safety and Security Department Chief Alfonzo Williams recognized the "truly heroic" actions of School Resource Officer Travis Lazenby. Lazenby performed the Heimlich Maneuver on Academy of Richmond County freshman Zane Groves after...

South Carolina sheriff to plead guilty in bribery case

...and justice would prevail.Metts' own biography said he was the first sheriff in South Carolina to hire school resource officers, employ women as sworn law enforcement officers and implement mandatory drug screening and psychological testing...

Two top school administrators leaving Richmond County Board of Education

...Superintendent Tim Spivey said he is retiring Oct. 31 after a 33-year career in Richmond County. Chief Human Resources Officer Norman Hill also submitted his resignation effective Nov. 5 after six years with the system.The district had a...

T.W. Josey students face charges after school brawl

...pulling hair and using obscene language while in the 200 hall of the school.The fight was broken up by school resource officers, teachers and the school's administrator. Lee said the fight was stopped quickly and that no one was seriously...

Richmond County school safety officers begin annual training

...County School Safety and Security Department made his return to the classroom, only this time, as a student.School resource officers began preparing this week for the upcoming school year with a series of seminars. The 2 ½-week program is designed...

South Carolina coach accused of slapping female student

...Vaux said his client is a well-respected coach and teacher and says the matter should have been handled through the school system rather than the court system. Manning said school resource officers interviewed the student and witnesses.

Richmond County school board members differ on Georgia gun law

...especially when trained school resource officers are on campus.Richmond County has an armed resource officer stationed in every middle and...large schools with only one resource officer might be under-protected...

Across South Carolina

...Authorities say a father and two of his sons are lost in the swamps at Congaree National Park.Department of Natural Resources officers say they heard the man yell for help Sunday, but they have not been able to pinpoint his location in the thick...

3-year-old girl dies after being hit by golf car at Aiken Regional Medical Center

...incident, but there is no timeline on how long that could take, Lt. Jake Mahoney said. While the team gathers resources, officers will be conducting interviews with witnesses."All of us here at the hospital are devastated by the accident...

Richmond County selects finalists for Teacher of Year

...honor these exceptional teachers, but we can send out a collective thank you to all of our teachers," Chief Human Resources Officers Norman Hill said.The five teachers will be evaluated over the next month by a panel of judges, mostly made up...