They Way We Were: 1970

...trying to curb student behavior by passing rules about their appearance. A February article reported that the Richmond County school board passed a new dress codebanning "extreme" hair styles in both boys and girls.The list also forbade beards...

Richmond County school board to vote on 5-year facility plan

The board will take a final vote on an updated "five-year facilities plan," a document needed for the school system to obtain state funding for school renovations and construction.

Delay in Murphey Middle, Josey High merger welcomed

...schools until 2018 hope the extra time will be used to address lingering questions about the transition.The Richmond County school board unanimously approved the delay last week, with member Frank Dolan absent. The board will vote to officially...

Richmond County schools anticipate populations rising as Fort Gordon presence increases

A year after Richmond County school board members voiced concerns that some schools will face overcrowding because of an influx of military families, principals at two...

Rants & Raves

...If we don't there is going to be a whole lot of single mamas here in Augusta getting stoned to death. RICHMOND COUNTY school board: So many parents want to get their kids in magnet schools. Please build more magnet schools. If there is...

Richmond County school chief calls flexibility choice "middle ground"

Helen Minchew calls it the safe "middle ground."The Richmond County school board chairwoman also said the decision by the board to go with the Investing in Educational Excellence flexibility option was the only...

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

Richmond County school board members unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday to draft a letter to local legislators and the Georgia School Board Association...

Notable Deaths of 2014

...to state office when she won a seat in the Georgia Legislature in 1974. She also served eight years on the Richmond County school board and held a variety of state and national Republican Party offices.MEREDITH LEGG STAPLETONFEB. 24During her...

Echols announces exit from District 7 special election

Kenny Echols, a retired health care administrator and former Richmond County school board member, said he's out of the running to complete resigned District 7 commissioner Donnie Smith's term.Echols, who lost the...

Richmond County school board revamps pre-K registration

The Richmond County school system launched its revamped pre-K registration process Monday, offering online "pre-registration" options and centralizing registration locations.