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 Board of Education, Georgia politicians discuss education during breakfast

Richmond County school board members voiced concerns about budget cuts and charter school changes to state legislators Thursday, hoping the one-on-one...

Charlie Hannah wins Richmond County school board seat in landslide

Richmond County School Board candidate Charlie Hannah handily defeated rival Franklyn Beckles for the District 2 seat Tuesday night, winning the election by...

Deer Chase teacher named Richmond County's best

...all provide that energy. All the teachers here are the best and brightest we have in this system."Several Richmond County school board members attended the banquet, offering their congratulations.Board President Venus Cain said teachers should...

Richmond County school board discusses health screenings for student athletes

During the Board of Education's committee meeting on Tuesday, representatives from University Hospital discussed establishing a program to offer free health screenings to Richmond County student athletes, arguing that establishing the program could save lives.

Speakers at anti-bullying rally say there's 'no room' for harassment in school system

The rally at Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School was attended by students from several Richmond County schools, board of education members and parents.

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.

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 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.