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City of Hephzibah looking to form charter school

Updated: 02/25/2013 - It all started with the election in November and the charter school amendment. The amendment gave control of charter schools to the state, taking it away from the local board of education.

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Man is determined to keep police chief in Waynesboro

Updated: 02/18/2013 - The City of Waynesboro will soon be loosing its Chief of Police. Alfonzo Williams has been recommended for public safety chief of Richmond County Schools, making it through the first step of the process.

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Bond referendum back on the table for Aiken Co. schools?

Updated: 02/13/2013 - Could Aiken County voters be asked to pay a more for schools again? Three years ago, a multi-million dollar bond referendum was defeated in a landslide, but the idea for a new one has come up again.

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District could reallocate money to rebuild aged Aiken Co. school

Updated: 02/12/2013 - Tonight, school leaders in Aiken County will discuss the future of one of the district's historic campuses. Leavelle McCampbell Middle School was built just after World War I. Now, a lot of people say its age has caught up with it.

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UPDATE: 5 students arrested after lockdown at Swainsboro High School

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Updated: 02/07/2013 - The Emanuel County Sheriff's Office says five students have been arrested after reports of a gun on school property Thursday. The Sheriff's Office says a staff member was alerted to the possibility of a student with a handgun at 10 a.m.

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USC alumni advocate at Statehouse for 8 campuses

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Updated: 02/06/2013 - Association president Jack Claypoole says alumni have volunteered to meet with lawmakers to discuss legislation that might affect the state's colleges and universities.

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New playground in Columbia Co. is for all types of kids

A new playground in Columbia County makes playing accessible for all types of children. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 02/06/2013 - A new playground in Columbia County is making a lot more kids smile. The park is next to the main library, off of Evans Town Center Blvd. The one thing that makes the park different is that all kinds of kids can enjoy it.

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UPDATE: Schools, organizations closing due to severe weather threat

Severe Weather

Updated: 01/30/2013 - All seven branches of the Boys & Girls Clubs in the area are closed. Richmond County Deputy Superintendent Tim Spivey says all after-school programs, including athletic games and practices, have been canceled for Wednesday evening.

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Proposal aims to solve Chukker Creek Road congestion in Aiken

The City of Aiken is looking for ways to better control traffic around Chukker Creek Elementary. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/29/2013 - Chukker Creek Elementary sits on Chukker Creek Road in south Aiken. It's a school of 850 students, but only a few of them ride the bus. That means a lot of parents dropping off kids every morning and picking them in the afternoon. It also means a major traffic headache the city's trying to fix.

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