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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

...discussing an ongoing review of CTAE programs in the school system. The review, conducted by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute, aimed to determine which CTAE pathways taught skills needed in current job markets and which should...
Benefits of Ga. factory jobs touted

ATHENS, Ga. -- The manager of one of Georgia's newest, large manufacturers told state lawmakers there is a need to convince students that factory jobs are attractive.
Good intention, poor execution

It's 2015 - isn't it time this city started trusting somebody?
Excise city government first trim if she looks closely enough. It was just several days ago that Dr. Malik Watkins of the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government told Augusta commissioners that city operations are ripe for streamlining.Watkins...
Planning and Development Director Melanie Wilson proposes sweeping changes to department

Backed by a consultant's analysis set in motion before she was hired, Melanie Wilson proposed to Augusta commissioners a sweeping reorganization of the department's planning side.
Disparity exists in Augusta's property tax system

The disparity is built into the consolidated Augusta-Richmond County government's charter ? two overlapping tax districts in which property owners pay for government services in two distinct and, at times, unequal ways.
Augusta commissioner Lockett completes advanced training

...the three-day Robert E. Knox Leadership Institute for Elected Officials sponsored by GMA and the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government.Lockett completes his first term as District 5 commissioner this year.
Lawmakers at work on tax riddle

...lawmakers were all together for the first time since the November elections for a conference held by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government. Many of their conversations involved speculation about the council's reform recommendations...
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Sunday alcohol license granted

...Commissioners will go to Athens, Ga., this weekend for a two-day planning retreat held by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government. The projected cost is $5,000. Mayor Deke Copenhaver said this will be the commissioners...
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