Richmond County school board votes to demolish old Davidson building

The board voted to spend $220,000 to demolish the old Davidson School Building on Telfair Street, to "finally" clear the property of the historic structure built in the 1930s.

Test your knowledge of October events from Augusta history

...Georgia's fine roads.A. White horsesB. AutomobilesC. Covered wagonsD. Motorcycles6. In October 1933, the Richmond County school board approved this economic measure during the Great Depression.A. Turned off school air conditionersB. Fired...

Richmond County school board members say students need basics

Richmond County Board of Education members stessed the need for students to be exposed to "soft skills" and trades like welding and electrical work at a retreat Friday.

Richmond County school board to review career, cybersecurity programs

The Richmond County Board of Edu­cation will review the effectiveness of the district's Career, Technical and Agri­cul­tural Education programs and a new cybersecurity pathway during a retreat Friday.

Richmond County school board member says absences caused by 'frustration' not negligence

Frank Dolan said he is tired of fellow Richmond County school board members, particularly the president, scrutinizing his attendance at meetings."I think it's a petty move," Dolan said...

Richmond County Board of Education hears report on transportation, school safety

...officials delivered a detailed breakdown of transportation systems and school safety measures at Tuesday's Richmond County school board meeting, providing information on what worked and what didn't during the back-to-school launch.Members...

Richmond County school board questions stormwater fee, takes stance district is exempt

The Richmond County Board of Education voted to approve a motion asking the Augusta Commission for more information on the newly passed stormwater fee, with some board members arguing that state law exempts the public entity from paying the fee.

Richmond County school board to finalize 2016 budget

The Richmond County Board of Edu­cation will hold a final vote Tues­day on the proposed 2016 budget, which offers raises to school employees and eliminates furlough days.

Pupil injured in shooting at W.S. Hornsby Elementary School

...be open for classes Wednesday, and that many students had told her they were not afraid to return.Several Richmond County school board members said they were "shocked" by the shooting. Board president Helen Minchew said parents should make...

Adding value

...elected or appointed board has unique talents and perspectives, and the expertise that Frank Dolan brings to the Richmond County school board is among the most valued.That is, when he shows up to meetings.The Augusta businessman has been criticized...