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ASU's new fall class moves in

Posted: 08/11/2006 - It was a busy afternoon as Augusta State University freshmen began moving into their new apartments. News 12 followed one freshman as she settled into her new home away from home.

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Richmond County BOE tours new, renovated schools

Posted: 08/11/2006 - Two brand new schools and one renovated school are ready to open in Richmond County. Today, Dr. Charles Larke and school board members took complete tours of all of the schools.

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Murphey Middle school day time change

Posted: 08/11/2006 - Some important information for Murphey Middle School students and their parents. The school day will now begin at 9:15 a.m. and end at 4 p.m.

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No Child Left Behind high school choice transfers

Posted: 08/10/2006 - Students transferring from non-Title I high schools, i.e., Butler and Hephzibah, must provide their own transportation. In accordance with the federal No Child Left Behind Act, transportation will be provided to those students transferring from the following Title I schools: Glenn Hills High School, T.W. Josey High School and Lucy C. Laney High School.

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Richmond County schools forum leaves unanswered questions

Posted: 08/08/2006 - It was a chance to talk about federal standards and what they really mean for Richmond County children, but a forum in Augusta Monday aiming to clear things up for parents may not have answered a whole lot of questions.

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United Way distributes school supplies to those in need

Updated: 08/04/2006 - The school supply lists are out, but many families can't afford the basic tools for school. Today was the first day the United Way of Aiken County held their School Tools distribution.

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Mother of twelve shops tax-free holiday

Posted: 08/03/2006 - The tax-free holiday is in full swing today in Georgia. Parents are buying all they can during the four-day holiday, saving on clothing items, footwear, and computers.

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Eye exams important before kids head back to school

Updated: 01/11/2007 - One of the most important things parents can do to ensure their children are ready to take on the challenges of a new school year is to take them for a back-to-school eye exam.

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Richmond County BOE postpones designating bus stops

Posted: 08/01/2006 - The Richmond County School Board is trying to avoid getting in the middle of a lawsuit. BOE member A.K. Hasan says the leaders will not designate school bus stops tonight like they had planned.

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New Evans Middle School ready for classes

Posted: 07/31/2006 - The new Evans Middle School has been given the all clear. Inspectors spent the morning making sure things are working properly before students arrive on Friday.

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Columbia County prepares for back to school

Posted: 07/31/2006 - Believe it or not, some students start as early as next week. News 12's Diane Cho is on your side with a look at what parents in Columbia County are doing to prepare.

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Back to School Festival on Saturday!

Posted: 07/27/2006 - The seventh annual Back to School Festival kicks off Saturday, July 29. You can get information on things like immunization requirements and drug and alcohol safety. Health screenings will also be available.

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Laney High School Athletic Complex nears completion

Posted: 07/24/2006 - Two years ago, plans of a new Laney High School stadium were surrounded by controversy as hundreds lost their homes to the project. The project is now near completion, and many residents have had a change of heart.

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United Way helps families get ready for back to school

Posted: 07/21/2006 - Back to school means back to the stores. Shopping for things like backpacks and calculators can get pretty expensive. News 12's Stephanie Baker caught up with some shoppers today.

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Richmond Co. BOE rejects relaxed dress code

Posted: 07/14/2006 - Shirts will stay tucked in at Richmond County schools. The school board had considered changing the dress code to allow students to untuck their shirts to go with more popular fashions.

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Construction delayed on new Columbia Co. middle school

Posted: 07/13/2006 - A construction delay in the new Columbia County middle school means another year of overcrowding for many students. The original bid didn't fit the budget, so they're looking for a better deal and pushing the deadline back to August 2008.

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Richmond Co. BOE considers relaxing school dress code

Updated: 07/12/2006 - When Richmond County students return to school in August, there may be a more relaxed dress code in place. Board members are discussing whether students can tuck or untuck their shirts.

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