Local Update - January 24, 2008

January 24, 2008; News 12 This Morning


The brand new Aiken County Superintendent is on a mission to meet your kids.
Doctor Beth Everitt has her sights set on visiting all the schools in the district.
She begins her tour with three schools today, and News 12 has been invited along.
Stay tuned today to find out how the tour is going.


Columbia County School Board members are working on rezoning plans to deal with overcrowding.
They hope to have all plans finalized before the new school year.
A new school, Stallings Island Middle, opens in August, so members are looking at moving kids from other schools to help cut down on the number of students at each one.
Currently, every middle school in the county is overcrowded, with the exception of two.


District One school board member, Marion Barnes, will be at Joseph R. Lamar Elementary School tonight.
He wants to talk to you about testing, zoning, transportation, and any other issues you might have.
It starts tonight at 6 o'clock.
The event is open to anyone, but parents from Joseph R. Lamar, Tubman Middle, and Lucy C. Laney High School are especially encouraged to attend.


Tubman Middle School will get a visit from the state this week.
News 12 has learned Georgia State School Superintendent Kathy Cox will be there tomorrow.
Tubman Middle has not made Adequate Yearly Progress. or AYP, for the last eight years.
If Tubman fails to make the grade this year, the state might have to step in to manage the school.


The fate of the augusta Coliseum authority could be decided this week.
The Legislative Delegation has called a special meeting for tomorrow.
The 12 member board is under fire after disappointing ticket sales and a shortage of any sellout attractions lately in Augusta.


Two teenagers are waking up in jail, accused of an attempted robbery at house on River Road.
One is 19-years-old, and the other is 16-years-old.
The Burke County Sheriff's Office says the two suspects went to the house to burglarize it, shot through the door, and hit a female who lives there in the stomach.
The woman was taken to MCG.
Deputies are now looking for other suspects, but haven't released any names.

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