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Security stepped up at Lakeside High School

Posted: 10/06/2006 - Parents are wondering: just how do the inner workings of a high school change after its safety is threatened? The key word - at least at Lakeside - is escorts.

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Columbia County parents concerned after second school threat

Posted: 10/05/2006 - Parents in Columbia County have got to be wondering what's going on at their kids' schools, after a bomb threat at Lakeside High School today and a threat of bloodshed at Evans High School yesterday.

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Teenage Years 101 lecture draws huge crowd

Updated: 01/11/2007 - Chief Magistrate Wade Padgett has apparently struck a nerve with his lecture series Teenage Years 101. Hundreds of teenagers came out again to hear his message.

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2006 Columbia County Flu Vaccination Schedule on Hold

Updated: 01/11/2007 - Columbia County has already used up its first shipment of flu vaccinations. Vaccinations are on hold until next shipment arrives. There is no expected shortage of the flu vaccine.

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Columbia County cracks down on student bomb threats

Posted: 09/26/2006 - Administrators and teachers have to keep thousands of students calm for hours during every bomb threat, and that time adds up. The nearly 20 evacuations in the past year have caused some classes to fall behind.

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Bus aide says alleged spanking was game

Updated: 09/22/2006 - The Columbia County bus aide accused of spanking a 5-year-old special needs student is speaking out. News 12's Domonique Benn sat down with LaSonja Carlos.

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Bus aide allegedly spanks special needs child

Posted: 09/22/2006 - She's accused of spanking a special needs student, and now one Columbia County bus aide is on paid administrative leave and an investigation is underway.

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Larke hopes board puts children first

Posted: 09/18/2006 - Richmond County school superintendent Dr. Charles Larke says the last eight months have been difficult. He says school board members took the focus off of children and focused more on him.

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Richmond County BOE starts superintendent search

Posted: 09/18/2006 - Dr. Charles Larke will step down from his superintendent role at the end of October. Just a day after Dr. Larke signed his amended contract, board members are planning for his replacement.

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Board, Larke come to contract agreement

Updated: 09/15/2006 - Last night's Richmond County BOE meeting saw a cordial end to an often contentious relationship. The board finally has an end date for superintendent Dr. Charles Larke's contract.

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CSRA College Night at the Augusta Civic Center

Posted: 09/14/2006 - This is the night young people in our area can learn all about college. Once again, Savannah River Site is sponsoring CSRA College Night at the Augusta Civic Center.

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Early voting for Richmond Co. BOE District 3 begins

Posted: 09/12/2006 - Early voting is underway all week for a special election for Richmond County's school board. Lauretta Gordon and Alex Howard are competing for the District 3 seat, which John Seitz resigned.

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ASU unveils new student center

Posted: 09/07/2006 - It's been in the works for almost ten years and now it's finally here. ASU held their dedication ceremony earlier today for their new Student Activity Center.

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Teen, friend robbed at gunpoint on school grounds

Updated: 09/18/2006 - It's the last place two men ever expected to be robbed: on school grounds. But it happened Monday night at Copeland Elementary. One of the victims spoke with News 12 about the attack.

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Documents, video prove school system pay advances were public

Posted: 09/05/2006 - Richmond County School Board members say they didn't know superintendent Dr. Charles Larke was issuing pay advances to employees. But News 12 has obtained documents that show board members should have known.

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Bullet hole found in Larke's conference room window

Posted: 09/01/2006 - A bullet hole was discovered in Richmond County school superintendent Dr. Charles Larke's conference room window shortly after 9 o'clock this morning, and investigators say they have no leads.

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Cross Creek students charged with weapons possession

Posted: 09/01/2006 - A high school student is behind bars after a weapon was found in his car. During a check at Cross Creek High School, a bow and arrow was found in a black Chevrolet pick-up belonging to 18-year-old Robert Turner.

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Former school board member says advances on paychecks common

Posted: 08/31/2006 - Some Richmond County board members say they didn't know anything about loans to employees, but a former school board member disputes that. He says board members not only know about it, but some of them requested advances as well.

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