Augusta's Committee for Good Government names endorsments for local candidates

Augusta's Committee for Good Government named its endorsements for Richmond County school board, state house and state senate following brief candidate speeches Tuesday.Voting by secret ballot after dinner at Julian Smith...

Richmond County school board approves 'BackPack' program to fight hunger

The Richmond County Board of Education voted to formalize a partnership with the Golden Harvest Food Bank during Tuesday's committee meeting, paving the way for a program designed to help elementary school students eat well during weekends and school holidays.

Richmond County school board to begin superintendent interviews

The school board will begin the interview process in a closed meeting at the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce at 1 p.m. Friday. A second session will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

Rants & Raves

...Fourth, I noticed the following: The old school on Windsor Spring Road near Highway 88 is deplorable. To the Richmond County school board: Why are you letting a mess continue so long? ISN'T IT STRANGE that our GDP was -0.01, we had 315...

Richmond County school board settles lawsuit with ex-parent volunteer

The Richmond County school board affirmed the settlement of a lawsuit filed by a former parent volunteer during Tuesday's meeting, agreeing to contribute $1...

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

Roberson asked the board to consider filling the vacant assistant superintendent of high schools position and a "downgrade" of the assistant superintendent of student services position.

Rants & Raves

...MASON, YOU might as well drop out of the race for mayor. Your recent past has caught up with you. RANT FOR RICHMOND County school board transportation department. I passed a bus with a "drivers needed" sign. If they would make the pay competitive...

Richmond County school board members differ on Georgia gun law

Richmond County Board of Education President Venus Cain has added the discussion to the board's May meeting in hopes of persuading her colleagues to keep Augusta schools gun-free.

Richmond County school board upset about low AP scores

Richmond County Board of Education members and the superintendent's staff clashed over low Advanced Placement exam scores during their Friday retreat as officials grappled over how to improve flagging test results.

Richmond County school system produces video

In an effort to highlight positive aspects of a school system that's battling negative perceptions, the Richmond County school board released a video Friday showcasing technology-based initiatives and the district's focus on providing...