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Augusta high school student to meet with President Obama

...student will meet with President Obama, Richmond County school officials announced Friday.Adejah Nesbitt, a T.W. Josey High School senior, was chosen from a pool of applicants to participate in the signing of a disability act geared toward...

Advocacy group looks to better protect kids and whistleblowers of sexual abuse

...about school sexual abuse last year when they investigated sexual harassment and abuse allegations against former T.W. Josey High School band director Charles Smith from 2001.Smith was never charged in the case and was allowed to retire from the...

James Williams

...Hopewell Campus. Formerly of Sardis, GA., James was educated in Burke and Richmond Counties, he graduated from T.W. Josey High School in 1977. James was employed at Mercer Medical / Capital Health System at Hopewell, where he worked for 27 years...

Josey players still affected by Sheppard's death

In between No. 3 Darius Williams and No. 30 Domonique Hurst sits an empty locker in the T.W. Josey High School gymnasium.For more than three years, No. 25 belonged to Recardell "C.J." Sheppard, before the 17-year-old collapsed...

Top Stories of 2014: Allegations led to ex-NAACP chief Charles Smith's ouster

...the election of an all-new executive committee will give the branch a fresh vision.Smith was working as the T.W. Josey High School band director in 2001 when the Richmond County School System and sheriff's office launched independent investigations...

New Augusta NAACP leadership prompts optimism for chapter's future

...endured by Smith's accusers and raised questions into how the allegations were investigated.Smith was the T.W. Josey High School band director in 2001, when Richmond County school system and sheriff's office investigations uncovered 14...

Grad rates show improvement by local school systems

...Richmond County showed declines over the past year: Hephzibah High dropped 8 percentage points to 53.6 percent; T.W. Josey High School dropped 6 points to 43.8 percent; and Butler High fell from 38 percent to 35.9 percent.New principals...

Cold case: Records of Stephanie Sullivan's 1982 stabbing death lost to water damage

...found dead in her home by her 13-year-old twin sisters, Tareon and Tarom Williams, after returning from T.W. Josey High School. She had been stabbed 47 times."Out on the playground, she was in heaven dancing and singing," Howard...

School board discusses projects at retreat

...illustrate the direction of several ongoing school construction projects.Baker first covered the merger between T.W. Josey High School and Murphey Middle School, expected to end in May 2015. Murphey Middle School is slated to close and Josey...