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Gang activity in Richmond County schools

Updated: 05/13/2008 - Dr. Bedden's first school year as head of Richmond County Schools is coming to an end, and these final weeks have been anything but easy.

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Inspecting your kids' school

Posted: 05/09/2008 - News 12 first told you about a Bamberg County school closing and the students moving to one with a history of mold. News 12's Gene Petriello investigated and found out the state has very little power to help.

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Only on 12: former Cross Creek student calls for end to violence

Posted: 05/09/2008 - A fight back in March...that lead to a shooting in April...may have lead to the recent events at Cross Creek High School. News 12's Chris Thomas sat down for an exclusive interview with one of the young people pulled out of the school. He was shot, and now he's looking for the violence to stop.

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Tubman opens to community year-round

Updated: 05/05/2008 - It can only be described as a year-round open house. It is Tubman Middle School's latest attempt to get back on track after failing to make adequate yearly progress over the past eight years.

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UPDATE: Former school band director under investigation

Updated: 05/02/2008 - Richmond County deputies are investigating Anthony Shelton, former band director at Augusta's Butler High School. The mother of a teenage girl accused him of having sex with her daughter.

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Richmond County considers four-day school week

Updated: 05/02/2008 - Richmond County schools are thinking of going to a four-day school week because of rising fuel prices. News 12s Chris Thomas sits down with Richmond County School’s deputy superintendent.

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New Computer Lab

Posted: 04/29/2008 - North Augusta Middle School showed off its new computer facility to News 12 Tuesday.

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ASU dedicates new amphitheater

Updated: 04/23/2008 - The Doug Barnard Amphitheater was dedicated Tuesday at Augusta State University, with hundreds of guests there to see it.

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Schools take steps to save on gas

Updated: 04/21/2008 - Richmond County schools aren't immune to the pain at the pump. News 12's Chris Thomas has a look at what the school system is doing to fight back.

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Georgia tuition on the rise

Posted: 04/18/2008 - College tuition is going up again, and some local college students say the cost of higher education is getting too high.

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Georgia Board of Regents approve tuition increases

Posted: 04/15/2008 - Incoming freshmen at Georgia's colleges will pay up to $180 more per semester than their predecessors under tuition increases approved by the state Board of Regents.

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Eight arrested after fight at ARC

Posted: 04/04/2008 - Richmond County Sheriff's investigators are now looking into whether Thursday's fight at Academy of Richmond County High School was gang-related.

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Approval of charter school commission back to Ga. House

Posted: 04/02/2008 - By a vote of 29 to 18, senators on Wednesday approved the creation of a seven-member charter school commission. The commission could reconsider charter school applications that are rejected by local school boards.

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Columbia County meets for high school rezoning

Updated: 04/02/2008 - About 100 people came out to hear the Columbia County high school rezoning presentation. Tuesday night was the last time the public could give, their input to the Board of Education.

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